Under current FAA regs, flying any sort of un-manned hobby aircraft within five miles of an airport requires tower notification. By the end of this year, it is estimated that there will be 750k-1m quadcopters flying in the US. Obviously my half-ounce Blade Inductix at half-an-ounce poses no problems to other aircraft, but my DJI Phantom 3 Pro at 2.87 pounds could, so I understand the requirement to notify the FAA tower when flying within five miles of a no-fly zone around that airport, but with some caveats. My home is about 3.3 miles from the edge of the DJI no-fly zone for Addison Airport in north Dallas. Extending a line from that runway north, the line is 2 miles from the straight approach/take-off line from my home, so I'm pretty much off to the side. Current FAA regs require me to notify the tower every time I plan to fly my hobby aircraft within 5 miles of that no-fly zone. Yet the no-fly zone at the near edge starts at 20 M and increases outward at a 15 degree angle, such that at one mile outside the circle, the allowed altitude is 1480 feet [1415 plus 20M]. At my distance, it's almost a mile, but FAA regs say I need to call the tower every time I fly in my back yard. But anything beyond 400 feet altitude is beyond current US regs, even outside any 5-mile zones. I want to become more proficient in my hobby, which is harder at age 75 for one who has never been a gamer, experienced with dual joysticks. The only way I can gain experience is to fly. The tallest tree in my yard is about 60-65 feet tall. Flying near my home lets me gain experience and become more competent in using the controls, and I never go above 100 feet. If the FAA wants me and everyone else within five miles to call the tower every time we want to fly, they need to hire enough people to look like a PBS pledge drive phone bank at every tower; unlikely to be funded. As a former scuba instructor with over 3000 dives, the important question is not 'how deep have you been", because my best dive ever was when I saw my first whale shark at about one foot deep. It's more "how competent are you", so "how high have you flown" is BS. I just want to become more proficient at flying my quad-copter safely, and be able to do so safely without overly restrictively regulation that ties up resources needed for other missions, both for me and for the FAA towers. How do we communicate this to the people now making the new rules?