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We Got Bureaucrat-blocked

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by larryuno, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. larryuno

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    I have seen the fears expressed here; government will regulate away the right to fly drones. I live in a little Latin American country and they have done exactly that here. On the very day my new P3 was to ship the news came in the paper: drone users are going to have to pay $6000 plus to certify their drone, plus mandatory insurance, plus licensing (as if there was someone to qualify drone pilots).

    It all appears as knee-jerk, and I hope it will be more carefully considered later, but it has been asserted by AviaciĆ³n Civil, which is the air travel authority here. I spoke directly with the manager mentioned in the newspaper. In short, some idiot was flying his drone near the number 2 airport here and pilots reported him. They didn't go seek out and fine the offender, no, they just came up with onerous conditions to fly. I can't imagine other countries, or even US states, won't suffer the same consequences.

    Many thanks to UAV Outlet in Jacksonville for patiently working me through a defective Phantom 2 and then finally issuing me a refund upon the "oppression news"-good guys to deal with from my experience. Shout-out to KC and Chad there.
     
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  2. msinger

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    UAV Outlet is now Built Drones (FYI).
     
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  3. beeline

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    That really bites. Ill advised knee-jerk reaction. Maybe the US will get it right (the antithesis of knee-jerk) but who knows.