, Detroit

, Michigan

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-25 22:39:11
“As a hobbyist, I’ve been flying for five years, beginning with kid’s toys (which could now be regulated to extinction along with the rest of the hobby) until I had enough practice-time and skill built up to buy a DJI Mavic Pro three and a half years ago. Last year, after extensive practice, I finally felt qualified enough to call myself a professional pilot, and took/passed the test for my Commercial Remote Pilot’s License. I’ve also recently purchased an FPV setup, and I’ve been practicing with TinyWhoops in my back-yard (which I will no longer be allowed to do under these regulations). I am finally beginning to gain traction as an aerial photographer, complete with a new job with a company coming up this year, and a few great paid photography shoots last year with my Mavic that I am still very proud of. But these newly proposed laws make me question whether or not I should sell all of my equipment and give up on the hobby AND the career path. I simply cannot afford to re-buy all of my set-ups from scratch.”