No worries! -- Big Bro's not sweating UAS < 250 gm (gross airborne weight) ---- Yet!I caught my grandson practicing his terrorist skills with his unlicensed UAV. I am glad I stopped him before the SWAT team broke in the door and hauled him away. I am sure he would not have given up with out a fight and made quite a mess, and his mom hates messes. He is 13 years old.
The futility of trying to create enough Laws to control, regulate, tax, and criminalize, every possible behavior:The fact that some general services employee comes up with regulations doesn't mean the regulations will work as intended.
You wouldn't even need explosives. Just have them drop chaf into an electrical grid or drop some kind of bio hazard into a reservoir.Nope. The quadcopters are all made in China.
My my concern is that if you look at the technology that was demonstrated -- pilotless small drones performing precision maneuvers virtually autonomously -- are the current rules going to be effective against a swarm of >>100 drones loaded with explosives, Sarin, or whatever bioweapon the terrorists devise?
Model aircraft of all types have been a big (and sometimes therapeutic) part of my life since I was 4 years old. I am not suggesting more stringent FAA regulations. I am suggesting that the FAA and Homeland Security need to consider what might happen regardless of their silly regulations. Is a terrorist going to get an FAA drone pilot license? My license is FA3xxxxxxx . Maybe terrorists will have licenses with dash T's? The fact that some general services employee comes up with regulations doesn't mean the regulations will work as intended.
by Gary Elinoff
by Gary Elinoff