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Cover of PAS Report 597: Using Drones in Planning Practice.

Using Drones in Planning Practice

PAS Report 597

Drones are a highly useful tool that can help planners do their work more safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. The latest PAS Report helps planners determine whether uncrewed aircraft systems can enhance their planning practice and prepares them for implementation.

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PAS published its first Information Report in 1949. To celebrate this history, we have made available a wealth of past issues from the archives. We hope you enjoy these fascinating snapshots of planning issues of yesteryear.

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