Here is a post of a conversation I recently started with another member: Good morning everyone. I am an inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at their Garden City, New York office. I can certainly appreciate the fun involved in flying a drone--I am a retired airline pilot myself. And, I admit that if I were not in this line of work, I too, would be unaware of the regulations and laws that drone operators--you all--must adhere to. Basically you are not allowed to fly higher than 400 feet above the ground. I understand that this puts a damper on your activities; but how would you feel if your drone collided with a commercial airliner and hundreds of people were to die? I know that is not something you would want to go through the rest of your life with. I'm not exaggerating, either. A large airliner such as a Boeing or an Airbus is not designed to withstand ANY impact once in the air. I assure you, I'm not using "scare tactics." If a drone were to collide with an airplane of ANY size, the potential for disaster is enormous. I am sure that many of you are young, and honestly haven't thought about it too much. I recently bought a Phantom for my son; so please understand I have no issues with drones. I only ask that you obey the regulations. Please vist WWW. FAA.GOV/UAS for the current guidelines on flying drones. We refer to them as "Unmanned Aircraft Systems" (UASs). If you have any questions, I will periodically log in to this forum and be happy to answer them. Thank you for your time.