Hello, I just recently joined your Form and have enjoyed reading the different posts. I have never piloted a copter/drone before but spent some time in the 60s as an Aerial Reconnaissance Photographer while in the U.S. Air Force. I became aware of the perfect marriage between the GoPro camera and the DJI Phantom through Youtube and Forms like yours. I became so excited about the possibilities of adding aerial work to my landscape projects that I just recently placed an order with B&H PhotoVideo for a Phantom. However reluctantly I am now rethinking my decision. As exciting as the possibilities are, I am concerned with having to look over my shoulder when trying to accomplish a simple project. I fear that it's only a matter of time before Government Legislation places so many restrictions and burdensome costs to pilot a copter that it will put it out of reach of many of us. Every time I see a sensationalized article or a news item addressing RC piloting and especially Quadcopters/Drones in a negative way it makes me nervous. The expression “Stupid is as Stupid does” seems to apply in cases where someone is piloted near an airport or lost control because of wind turbulence are attempting to see how high it can go. I am concerned that the investment of both time and money from all of us may go by the wayside because of FAA ruling. I would hope that DJI or Hobbyists or Forms might get out in front of this. Is there any effort to provide safety and procedural regulations that result in certification by companies like DJI or organizations other than FAA? If nothing is proactively done, then I fear the consequences of government intrusion. I am sorry to sound so negative but I do not wish to fear piloting such incredible technology.