Whose Afraid Of The Big Bad Micro-Drone?
When I think of proposals for rules to fly drones, I think of how different reality is from administrative agency perceptions. For example the news still cites a story about a phantom DJI sized drone allegedly menacing a police helicopter. The reality? The helicopter chased the drone and instigated all the close distancing. Yet reported the opposite.
Recently i posted a Page where I took the FAA at it’s word-A proposal that a pilots license is the appropriate credential. Some denied the very idea on the face of it. But do we really need a pilots license to fly one of these commercially?
Yes folks innovation is way ahead of the FAA. So are civil rights. (See Ferguson NOTAM) It’s newish ATC radar system is famously behind and over budget. Kinda makes the F35 budget look good by comparison actually. So as angry as we might be over who has the majority, I must say the wrong branch of government is in charge of changing drone/toy/microdrone and model airplane airspace. This kind of transformative moment is for executives in charge (like Presidents) and the Legislature. Not a mere agency that is actually tasked with implementing the will of the people as expressed via the system. The FAA’s job is to safely accommodate change. This one like some others seem to be literally and figuratively over their collective heads.
Micro-drones are typically thought of as more of a toy rather than a tool. If you want to capture real recreational aerial footage, you buy a bigger, heftier drone, right? Well, not necessarily. ZANO wants to change all that by packing both power and ease of use into a tiny package that measures just 2.5 x 2.5-inches and weighs just over 1.2lbs.