Join me this week as I discuss the latest in drone news, including a follow-up to last week’s conversation about RemoteID, a California tourist who was fined $20,000 by the FAA for landing his drone at the Las Vegas airport, an update to LAANC, and finally 800 drones flying together to form an airplane in the sky.
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Follow up on RemoteID
Lots of comments last week about the DJI demonstration.
A lot of you discussed the importance of NOT sharing the pilot’s information.
Wifi model: data is sent locally via Wifi technology.
NPRM expected in December. Ability to file comments with the FAA and voice your opinion.
The goal is to share some user data (license plate) so the general public can report rogue drones (how would they know) and to locate the owner.
Showing the location? Nothing has been decided yet.
Tourist fined $20K for landing drone at Las Vegas airport
Californian tourist was fined $20K after his drone as found on the Las Vegas airport property.
He lost control of the drone as he was trying to get a picture of the strip.
His registration number was not written correctly, he illegally flew in the airspace in the first place, flew over 400 feet, over people…
Then he never replied to the FAA when they eventually found out who is was. The fee was $15K initially and is now over $20K since he did not pay for it.