Greg

Smith

, Massachusetts

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-19 11:09:05
“I am 33 years old and have finally just learned how to work on small electronics because of racing quad-copters. It has taken me out of a deep depression. I have been flying RC racing quad-copters for over a year and in that year i have grown tremendously as a person both mentally and socially, i am currently looking to build a real career using the tech that multi-rotors provide and that is being challenged by the FAA. I am horrified by the proposed regulations. If they go through, all that i have learned over the last 2 years and all the progress i will have made towards a new career and dream will be completely killed off. Amateur built aircraft have been operating under a perfect safety record for over 70 years and the FAA acts like we’re the enemy. I like to go to a empty park and fly my quad-copter around the trees. I don’t even fly above 100 feet 99% of the time. I want to continue flying my quad-copter safely as i have been. These proposals would ground my entire fleet and ill never be able to fly again. I don’t fly GPS controlled drones, I fly fully manual controlled quad-copters that only fly for 3-4 minutes at a time. I can’t believe the FAA wants to kill this hobby. This is so awful and sad.”
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