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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mjw, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. mjw

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    The Fort Worth Start Telegram (Texas) had an article in it Wednesday edition about UAV's - thought some of you might like to read it - FAA’s plan to register drones doesn’t fly in North Texas - not saying I agree or disagree, not trying to spread drone hysteria, just sharing what I saw in the paper - great picture of a Phantom
     
  2. I think the government should step in. I'm a big supporter of regulation. It will hopefully cut down on the crazies. But when they mentioned that they are wanting to register EVERY "drone". It kinda makes me nervous. I don't know why there is a difference in my head. I guess it's because if I want to fly under hobby rules I should have that right. But if I want to fly professionally I should also have that right. But Making the hobbyist register kinda raises an eyebrow!
     
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    are you serious??
     
  4. Yes. I support the regulation of UAVs for commercial use. If your Barber has to get certified for holding dull scissors near your head then a UAV pilot should also get licensed. I think their should be tiers of what you can and can't do as a licensed operator or hobbyist. But maybe that's just the Pro in me wanting to make sure the idiot down the street does't mess it up for us professionals.
     
  5. mjw

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    you say your are for registration but kinda step back the further you talk about registration - registering every drone is just plain government over-reach and over reaction to a manufactured problem - yes their are crazies out there - no regulation will stop stupidity - UAV (not that I agree with this) should be treated no differently than RC aircraft
     
  6. mjw

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    some form of a license might make sense - safety training better choice - but a pilot's license to fly a UAV commercially, give me a break!
     
  7. Sorry maybe I wasn't as clear. I'm 100% for licensing but I think registering every drone is overreach. As I said that makes me nervous. Licencing for commercial is already a thing.
     
  8. A full blown pilots license is never going to happen. I have flown drone commercially at an active airport. I was given permission by the airport. I had the airport director standing at my side while in constant communication with the tower. I got talking to the director and the way he made it sound was that possibility the FAA would require a ground pilots license. Which is a certification to communicate with towers and flights. This would be great becuase I have personally seen helicopters and planes flying super low. I asked the director about that and he said yeah but how is the FAA going to find out if the airplane pilot is flying to low. They can't.