This section is currently being updated. Over 6000 surveys have been submitted so far.


Flying has been in my family for 3 generations and I would like it to continue to be in the future. Commercial cinematic drones are the issue and not amateur hobby enthusiasts that are trying

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Soldering and assembling my own quad rotor drones for freestyle flight has changed the course of my life. I’ve been a paramedic for 10 years and I’m in the progress of getting an engineering degree

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Jeff Nickles (jnic*@*ail.com)

Flying, repairing and configuring FPV quadcopters is a productive form of recreation and entertainment for me. It is also a way that I foster my own creativity that I use in my profession. This is

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All my quads are scratch built. This will end the hobby and my part 107 work. I follow all regulations, but there will be no way to fly my “amateur built” drones, because there is

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Joshua Ceney (jcen*@*ail.com)

Fpv saved my life!!!! I was in a bad place in my life and was down and out till I found this amazing hobby. The friendships that are built I dont think they ever could

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N8MX (nate*@*ail.com)

As I have grown older , got married, had kids and coming from a Motorcross background. Flying multirotors through FPV has once again brought back a fantastic feeling of being able to express myself through

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RC devices have been shaping my career. At 10, I got my 1st RC car. That eventually led me to become a mechanical engineer. I believe many similar stories happened with RC planes, and now

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Flight matters a lot to my mental health. Flying makes my day better. It gives me needed distractions. There is a great social component. I meet lots of people flying and going to drone races.

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Rigoberto Gonzalez (emai*@*ail.com)

Flying matters to me because of the incredible amount of education, exercise, research and fun that comes with this hobby. Before this hobby, I only had a base level knowledge of electronics, design, manufacturing, radio

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Jeff Tapia (jeff*@*ive.com)

This hobby has been fun for decades but in the past 5 or so years, with the help of the internet, youtube, etc., has allowed non-professionals to learn enough about electronics, materials, programming, power, batteries,

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Matthew (matt*@*ail.com)

Flying Fpv and racing Fpv with my local group has given me years of experience and enjoyment and has allowed me to make countless new friends and even led me into a new career.

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Luis Hurtado (l.a.*@*ail.com)

Flying fpv brings so much joy to my life. I really don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t fly or if it was cost prohibitive to fly. Flying helps with my depression and

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