As usual I'm proven right by the FACTS --- and this time by the supreme civil aviation authority of the United States of America. https://makezine.com/2015/02/15/faa-releases-small-drone-proposed-legislation/ http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/media/021515_sUAS_Summary.pdf Docket No.: FAA-2015-0150 -- Overview of Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Operator Certification: Under the proposed rule, the person who manipulates the flight controls of a small UAS would be defined as an “operator.” We are officially called "operators" --- NOT "pilots". We could also be called "observer" if we are not directly operating the UAV but assisting in it's flight path. I went into detailed discussion in this previous thread about why we Phantom owners DO NOT deserve the title of "pilot": http://www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33448 So please, obey proper decorum in here from now on and in your personal dealings with the public about our hobby. Calling yourself a "pilot" to someone curious about our hobby only serves to promote confusion and most likely anger amongst real pilots who, unlike us, spend thousands of hours obtaining a state or federal certified license to fly and put their lives and their passengers lives at risk every time they take off in real aircraft that has an airworthiness certificate. Like I mentioned in the previous thread, some of you have deep-rooted self esteem issues if you insist on calling yourselves "pilots" and need to feel important by giving yourself a fake title that you don't deserve. Kinda like a surgical technician calling himself a "doctor" when all he does is hand scalpels and clamps to a real surgeon. I personally think this is a very sad reflection of your character, and you most likely need some kind of psychological intervention to work through your "issues". Seek the help you need. I think someone in here said he actually wears an official jacket that says "PILOT" on the back whenever he is operating his Phantom. That is laughable, and yet mostly sad.