FAA Vs U ? – Drones Beware $10,000 Fine

This is a presentation of information that I found on-line regarding the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publication guidelines on safely flying hobby / model aircraft and also a list of infractions in the first fine of $10,000 levied against a model aircraft pilot whom allegedly violated those guidelines – beware, be safe !.


  1. None Ya on October 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    The FFA? Future Farmers of America? Anyway, this FAA bullshit is why I’ll never buy one.

  2. Smarthands 22 on October 20, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    A good thing there isn’t such law in my country yet…total freedom

  3. Rick B on October 20, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    More bureaucracy and enlargement of the swamp….

  4. MrPolymers on October 20, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    I have an easy solution. Belong to a club like I do. We are all registered with the FAA and have AMA insurance. Of course, I have some of the less intelligent telling me they don’t have to do this and I don’t know what I’m talking about. May I tell the imbeciles we also have two members that work for the FAA in my club. I’m sure many of the BOZOS flying UAV’s will get this hobby banned..

  5. Jy Byrd on October 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Ya, that operator was an idiot flying like the way he did. Just be safe and use common sense and you’ll do fine.

  6. ggin nj on October 20, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    If we can’t even figure out how to regulate and fly drones…..what are we going to do when flying cars become a reality (by reality I mean common). I always remember someone said (maybe George Carlin) that he didn’t want to have a flying car, because of all the car’s he has ever owned, at one point, he has needed to get out and push!

  7. John on October 20, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    FAA registration has been struck down by federal appeals court. You no longer have to register unless using commercially.

  8. Mike Secondo on October 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    These quadcopters are ruining the rc hobby for all ama members!!!!

  9. Steven School Alchemy on October 20, 2020 at 1:14 pm


  10. Jeffrey Mcdonald on October 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    I think training, registration, licensing and even drone insurance is a prudent step in the ever evolving domain of drone operation. These things could take an eye out. If operated over you’re own property, no big deal. But if a drone is taken into the public airspace it could be a potential hazard to someone. Stay safe and stay legal.

  11. grifce on October 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    They are gonna have to put regulations and remote ids on wild birds also so they will feel they have complete control.
    And don’t forget about ufos

  12. Mike Secondo on October 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    ban all drones!!!!! they are ruining the rc hobby for all ama members!!!!!!

  13. Jens Erik Bech on October 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Better call Saul!

  14. Rufus477 on October 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Our government is on the borderline of insanity.
    So much for being free. We no longer enjoy freedoms and our government is way out of control

  15. Bevis Butthead on October 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Now ya wont believe it , but thats not a baseball its a damn softball. Couple hundred miles an hour. Holy shit, all this time i believed in physics. Im a dumbass

  16. Boneyfreak on October 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Hospitals and noise. LOL. F’ing noisy Medflight takes off near mine every day 5 times and ambulances with blaring sirens come and go all day.

  17. WhatIThinkNation on October 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I’m in Canada and yet again very glad to be since we are way more relaxed when it comes to drone flight 🙂 I usually fly in the country side regardless but its nice to know I wont have some silly letters or fines thrown after my drone.

  18. IndyKurt on October 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I was considering doing an aerial photo of a friends house in the country. There is no airfield within 5 miles but aircraft cropdust this time of year and they fly at or around 100 feet. They fly over my friends private property in their run still at that height. Now I can clearly hear and see them and even in the right, I would give them right of way of the whole day they are flying. This is hypothetical because I know I can get the shots and be done on a day that they aren’t flying, besides I quite enjoy watching them work as most of us would rather be flying or riding anyway.

  19. Michael Mo on October 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    So if I fly a drone to make a video for my YouTube channel is it considered commercial? Do I need a license? I’m so confused too many regs

  20. Gail Becker, MS.Ed. on October 20, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    You have to bring your drone to your local aviation school for training.

  21. shawn cell on October 20, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    i think the faa is just trying to keep every one safe, and if some dose fly irresponsible make them liable. that is not to much to ask. especially for the parent that buy them . and far as the kid ones there to light to be an issue the heavier one that climb past 400 feet and stay there for to long become a real danger especially if they fall suddenly out of control and there to small to show up on plane radar

  22. Rodney G on October 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I love this video thank you

  23. RCMods on October 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the info. I am new to drones and just got my Yuneec Typhoon H. I used to fly model helicopters.

  24. ddavel5441 on October 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I hear the guy won the case. Doesn’t seem like the FAA has much teeth on the matter. The case would have really stuck if the drone hit someone! I can’t wait till one wacks me in the head…gonna sue for a lot more than a mere 10G’s! I’m gonna take his house, car and bank account, lol! Think you can spy on me with your cam drone in my home? See you in court!

  25. Night Society on October 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    That drone has a 0.03% chance of causing a head injury if it hits someone according to studies done by the FAA. It doesn’t fall as fast as you’d think because the air causes a lot of drag. Too many misconceptions about drones are causing overly tight regulations.

  26. Delmus Ingle on October 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    The FFA is why I gave up the hobby of flying quads several years ago. I got tired of all the required uploads which sometimes failed and all the restrictions to flying even at my country home. Sometimes a refusal of DJ Phantom to fly without another internet connected check for updates after driving several miles into the country to fly. Too many problems took all the fun out of the hobby. Several thousands of dollars wasted. Leave it to the government to destroy fun in any hobby.

  27. Idontneednostinkingchannel on October 20, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    We are being regulated out of the sky.. Does general or commercial
    aviation route traffic over national parks? How much are they paying in
    fines? Do WE have any rights left in our once-free nation? Time to write
    your state senators and reps! We outnumber commercial pilots 3:1
    already and it is time for "people" to matter. We PAY enough in TAXES to
    create and pay the salaries of these "little Nero’s" so shouldn’t we
    ALSO have the RIGHT to live in a FREE NATION again? Lets MAGA and help
    Donald J Trump "drain the swamp" and "reel-in" tyrants! Is this OUR
    country yet or have we turned it over to lunatics?

  28. Colonel Mustard on October 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    I wish all YouTube videos had the clear concise character that yours has. Thanks.

  29. Ken benny on October 20, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    If you flew fixed-wing that didn’t hover you wouldn’t have these problems.

  30. Island Driving on October 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Sorry guys but you live in a f……n-g police/State-Snit-ch-Nest-country and the sad part is that you keep justifying the harassment inflicted upon you and the lack of privacy you have to "enjoy".

  31. Bob Brown on October 20, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    FFS FFA 😜

  32. Joe Glenn on October 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Good Video! Thank you!

  33. Thomas Jeffers on October 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I use to fly RC aircraft in the mid 90’s. I joined the AMA and most of my flying was at MCAS El Toro by the "blimp hangers". I have a GoPro Karma drone now. Not even a month old, it’s registered with the FAA and I passed my FAA sUAS, "drone pilot" license test today. That means I can operate the drone in a "furtherance of a business", means I can get paid for operating it. The regulations are there because stupid people do stupid stuff on a regular basis. Drones around manned aircraft just made national news last week. Be safe, learn the rules and you will be fine. Semper Fly! Gunny J. OUT!

  34. breeze787 on October 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    FAA does not have the authority to regulate aerial hobbyist as of Circuit Court ruling of May 2017. FAA has set the guidelines for safe flying appreciated by drone pilots and the general public at large. As drone pilots let’s keep her safe for everyone a responsibility all drone pilots share.

  35. Bob McGarry on October 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    The United States…Land of the free my ass! Did he damage any property? No, Whenever you let the Federal government regulate anything they over regulate everything. Was he given Due Process? No

  36. Tim Burdeshaw on October 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    whether you’re flying drones for private reasons or professional, be a responsible adult. Consider that there are lots of people with drones who are inconsiderate, irresponsible and being a menace to society. Those type of people are the ones who make it necessary to create laws to protect others. Fly your drones…. have your fun… but be responsible with respect for others. For those commenting as if they should be able to do whatever they like….. your drone deserves to be shot down.

  37. None Ya on October 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Starts off the video with a completely erroneous statement? What else is he wrong about?

  38. StonyRC on October 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    R/C model enthusiasts like myself have successfully been dealing with and complying with flight regulation for the past 60 years. Drones have brought a new generation of R/C operators, many of them flying without any regard for other members of the public. Added to this, they carry cameras, risking the invasion of privacy. The fallout from this careless behaviour and the inevitable outcome is the implementation of restrictions backed up by federal legislation – and I give it 5 years before they are outlawed completely. Such a shame.

  39. Peter Payson on October 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t see the Future Farmers of America (FFA) supporting this., The drones would spook the cattle. haha Good vid.

  40. Ndustries on October 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    1:14 Terminal Velocity

  41. Rick B on October 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    On the other hand when we see a drone we can take it down.. knowing it is only a government drone spying on us.

  42. Lovenpain on October 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Nice video! Good info too. Just laughed a little when you said "Number I…" lol

  43. Snow Fall on October 20, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Ok so i flew over some hoses to get to my local park near me. And some people noticed my drone they posted on the naborhood facebook page that i was violating thair privacy when i was over 130ft way over tree top level is that illegal?

  44. Lady Dog and Me on October 20, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Texas A&M called…

    They want their hat back,,,

    Just kidding

  45. Willie Pierce on October 20, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    The problem is not with the Nazi FAA. The problem is with us. We beat the shit out of the Nazis in 1939. But today, we’re doing nothing.

  46. p.messinger on October 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    When something hits your plane and causes it to fall on the ground, will anyone wonder who let somebody do that.

  47. WePilotDrones on October 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Not a couple of hundred miles and hour

  48. Tony Emory on October 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    All of these so called DRONE laws have nothing to do with safety and
    everything to do with stealing even more money from all of us citizens.
    Charging 5 dollars to register as an RC pilot when you take into
    consideration just how many RC pilots there are in the US your talking
    Tens of millions of STOLEN money using the legal system to make their
    theft legal.

    Regulations do not stop the idiotic people out there
    using their Quad Copters to do hurtful things or stupid things these
    people are going to do what they will regardless of what laws are or are
    not in place, The only thing the regulations do is hinder our ability
    to be free and have fun without concern of being fined thousands of
    dollars because we have a corrupt government with greedy politicians in
    office just waiting for more laws they can enact to take even more money
    from our pockets and more rights away every day.

  49. Joey S on October 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    so if i fire agun it has first to be cleared from faa ? dont make sense

  50. Uptin Sinclaire on October 20, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    When do you think the FFA and the FAA will merge? …….. When pigs fly. 😂

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