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  1. Walter Bowes on November 13, 2021 at 9:32 am

    PLEASE address the issue of being legal to fly, but BEING ILLEGAL to be paid! This is not legislation for safety. This is legislation that prevents commerce!

  2. Indio Side on November 13, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I’d fly for donations, say a suggested donation of, say, $50 an hour.

  3. Carl Borsing on November 13, 2021 at 9:41 am

    FAA’s Commercial "rulings, Illegal / unconstitutional?

    These (in effect) dirty monopolizing attempts must END!, here’s my OWN(!) insignificant situation as an example..

    I’m just a tiny fly on the wall, a private independent Multimedia Artist who works with Music, composing, recording, mixing, mastering, 3D modeling, 3D animation, Photo, Video, webdesign, a long list for one, perhaps not so insignificant guy after all :), I know, and I’m certain I’m forgetting something. Oh yes, as a Private, independent Producer I’ve earned next to no income the past Five+ years and I’ve invested every penny I came across into my Project studio / Private Business. Adding Aerial Photography as well as Videography to my upcoming project(s) will of course provide me with very powerful camera angles and provide a great tool for what I do / can offer potential clients.. So, what’s the commonly immediate problem with the FAA "rulings" (and I’m suspecting unconstitutional efforts) to regulate drone usages commercially. Basically it means that even though we may have Hundreds of hrs worth of training, operating non GPS or gyro stabilized RC Copters safely, we can’t use our own GPS / Gyro stabilized "Drone’s" Aerial Photo/Video materials, (which even a child can operate safely) for our upcoming music DVD Projects? This is completely unacceptable! and I wonder who’s giving the FAA the potentially illegal "power" to exclude(!) certain Companies from their own rulings!? These "rulings" seem more geared towards creating unfair commercial advantages for a select(!) group of businesses, "on a case by case basis" or Monopolize rights to use Drones for commercial purposes. So since I don’t have the resources or inclination to become a licensed Pilot or even remotely trust the FAA to grant me the same rights which they’ve now EXCLUDED!? several business from, I have the option(?) to leave to US to legally collect my footage elsewhere? As I’m also a Citizen of the European Union, no one (not even the FAA) can (legally) stop me or even restrict the duration of my stays. But here’s where it potentially becomes even more insane (if that’s at all possible). What happens after I return home, edit and release my Project(s) in the US as well as globally? We know were the FAA madness begins, and that it has very little (I say NOTHING) to do with safety, but where does this insanity end?

    – Sir Carl’s Evil Twin.. 😀

  4. Angel Scene on November 13, 2021 at 9:53 am

    That’s stupid fuck the faa

  5. giftcard on November 13, 2021 at 9:56 am

    DONT CALL IT A DRONE YOU FIRKIN IDIOTS! They help us so much!  It is so hard to "spy" on people with them. They are so helpful. The faa doesn’t know what they are doing. They are going to reck a whole industry, that we should be endorsing. 

  6. TheBeatSmith on November 13, 2021 at 10:09 am

    So a report filming an storm damage is commercial….How is that if they are not asking to be paid to provide the footage?

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