, Monroe

, New York

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-22 11:05:40
“I don’t see any evidence of increased risk that is driving these regulations. That is, has there been an increase in accidents, injury, property damage, etc., that is driving the need for these regulations? It appears that the regulations are simply a matter of increased surveillance of a hobby activity, for the sake of surveillance. I’m okay with the FAA regulation of marking your aircraft. If it crashed in someone’s backyard, it can be traced to an owner. If these regulations go through, the hobby will suffer greatly, and people will not fly out of fear. There are not many club fields near me, and I go to mostly school yards and open fields. If conditions are not safe (too windy, kids on the fields or nearby playgrounds), I do not fly. Like anything I make a responsible choice with safety a priority, as we are supposed to. I do not get to fly as much as I would like, but when I do it is relaxing and enjoyable. I’m an AMA member, and take the safety code very seriously. I would have no issue with having to take an online test. But the whole idea of law enforcement and the public tracking my activity with the hobby does not agree with me.”