, Somerset

, Massachusetts

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-13 21:06:27
“I enjoy building and flying FPV freestyle and racing drones. Over the past year, I have started to go to MultiGP racing events and competitions. This year I even raced in the MultiGP Sport Class championship. I’m also a member of the AMA, FPV Freedom Coalition, and a local club the Rhode Island Aerom odelers. I’m concerned that under the current Remote ID regulation these types of great community events would be canceled. I’m also concerned about my personal freedoms being taken away. For example under the current Remote ID regulations, I would not be able to fly on my own personal property. I live on a large piece of land in a rural area that has little to no air traffic and represents little danger. Under local law, I’m able to fire weapons on my property but I can’t fly an amateur built drone how ridiculous. We wouldn’t be where we are today in manned aviation or UAS operation without amateur build aircraft it is just not right to take this away. I understand the need for regulations and I understand the need for Remote ID for large commercial operations. However, we must come to a common ground where both commercial UAS and amateur UAS and operate safely together. I believe this can be accomplished by increasing the minimum weight from 0.55 lbs. to 5 lbs. Another suggestion is shielded operations where your drone remains below the top of, a natural or man-made object. If you remain below natural or man-made objects you can’t interfere flight operations.”