, Tulsa

, Oklahoma

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-20 16:51:51
“I am a teacher at a tech center and plan/organize one of the largest k-12 educational drone competitions in the United States, last year we had over 600 students participate. I am also currently being paid by the National Science Foundation to be part of a drone research program at a local university. I teach my students about drones, race drones, design drones, and also program autonomous flights. Even though remote ID is a great solution for opening up the door to long range autonomous flight for business and commercial innovation, I think it would be catastrophic to drone education, the fpv and racing hobby, and aerial photography. It would increase the cost, time, and performance of the aircraft and would deny access to the field for so many people. Making it even more expensive and exclusive than it already is. It would also have a devastating effect on the fpv, drone education, racing, and hobbyist industry. I am only okay with implementing remote ID for large drones that are using long range or autonomous flight. I would also recommend a simpler and more accessible drone license to fly in general as a better means to address safety concerns, while still keeping the Part 107 for commercial use. Going forward with remote ID, outside of large aircraft and long range autonomous flights, would limit innovation, accessibility, and harm business and industry.”