Written By Adam Furgang
Here is a link to a NY Post article: "The FAA isn’t really doing much about illegal drone pilots." The article is basically an understatement. Almost no one seems to care about the FAA drone rules and regulations—not the illegal operators, not the licensed operators, and not the FAA.
Now with that said, I do agree with this next article that states: "Federal Aviation Administration drone rules 'overly strict,' new report says."
I agree. The FAA drone rules are too strict. They should be changed and made more lenient. Especially for those of us who went out and passed the 107 and became licensed. It's obvious that unlicensed hobbyists are operating businesses illegally and engaging in all manner of bad behavior with their drones and no one is getting hurt. Drones are not falling out of the skies and smashing through moving vehicles at night. Drones are not getting sucked into jet engines in class B, C, D, and E airspace. Nor are they falling out of the skies and landing on people. Well sometimes they do. But mostly not.
Drones are now saving lives. See here.
So the FAA should meet somewhere, hopefully soon, and find a happy—less restrictive—medium, so the rest of us 107 folk who don't fly our drones at night, over moving traffic, people, and in restricted airspace can start getting some better shots and footage.