, North Dakota

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-19 15:24:29
“Flying FPV quads has been, for the past 6 years, my release, my zen, my relaxation, my community. In the past 6 years I have learned more than I could express here, but I’ll name a few. I’ve learned soldering, programming, assembly, troubleshooting, public relations, the power of research, and maybe most importantly patience. I’ve learned that through perseverance and patience you can do basically anything, and I’m not sure I would have learned that VERY important life lesson. The proposed rules for remote ID will be the biggest downfall of the hobby flying industry, not to mention the megative impact it could have on education. I live about an hour away from the University of North Dakota where they have one of the most well known as program. Now, imagine if a little girl or boy can’t fly or build a drone without restrictions and unnecessary regulations, how do you think that will impact their lives, and maybe their decisions in education or what profession they may chose to enter. If the remote ID rules go into effect, we will never know. I have hand built over 20 fpv quads(uas) in the past 6 years and have never hurt anyone or any property, I’ve never used my quads for anything illegal, and I always chose a flying site based on the safety of the public. I don’t want to hurt anyone and I also don’t want to give uas pilots a bad reputation. Let us police ourselves. Our community is honest and helpful, and we don’t want our hobby’s safety record to be tarnished by the few extremes. There is even a saying we call out when we see something that is inappropriate “you’re ruining the hobby” and we all laugh and the person stops doing that. I’m saying this with the most seriousness I can, “the FAA is ruining the hobby”. Please, please, please leave us alone.”