, Ohio

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-21 14:33:35
“A majority of the problems caused with RC aircraft/drones come from people who don’t know the existing rules, or those who willingly disregard them. Adding restrictions like remote ID is not going to stop people in either of those categories. It will, however, put an additional burden on those who do follow the rules. Online training will at least eliminate some people from the first category. A better solution to remote ID would be a cell phone app where the pilot can bring up a map which will mark their current location and show them any restricted airspace nearby. If law enforcement sees an aircraft doing something unsafe in the area, they can check the app to see where nearby pilots are located. It will be much more useful for law enforcement to know where the pilot is physically standing in case the officers need to speak with them.”