, Arkansas

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-23 1:50:24
“For the past 9-1/2 years I have been disabled due to blood clot issues in my whole right leg. Most of the hobbies I had, are now not an option for me. For about 5 years after my health issues became a debilitating issue, all I did was work 70 hours a week, and then spent my off time depressed. I found interest in flying multi-rotor aircraft through YouTube channels, went out and purchased a kit, and learned how to assemble my own RC aircraft. This was a life altering experience, and I’ve enjoyed FPV flying ever since. It has introduced me to numerous friends, had taught me so much, in regards to building and engineering, and now is something that I can’t wait to do as soon as I get home from work. FPV flying literally pulled me out of a deep depression, and gave me a hobby that I can physically do and enjoy. As things are right now, I am able to build and configure my own aircraft from the ground up, program my own flight controllers, and actually have the feeling of flying, almost the same as if I was in a real plane or helicopter, which due to my blood clotting issues, cannot do. Right now the hobby is affordable, but if Remote ID was to go into effect, I truly believe I wouldn’t be able to afford all of the expensive fees associated with it. There is not a flying field that is approved anywhere near where I live, and most likely I will not be able to afford the “approved” products off of the shelf, so in essence, I won’t get to fly anymore. I can honestly say that the hobby has changed my life for the better, in so many ways, and I would hate to see it essentially shut down over the newly proposed regulations the FAA is trying to make law. There’s got to be a better way of going about this, and I am all for it, as long as it is affordable and doesn’t kill the hobby of RC flying.”