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  1. David Myers
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    This is the rich and the government's country the rest of us are just guests, sad but true.

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  2. Emmett R
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Nice video! love the info, keep up the good work.

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  3. Rondo Schiavoni
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    so what would be the law for a World Tech Elite Mini Orion 4.5CH 2.4GHz HD RC Camera Drone in NY long island

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  4. Eric Coovert
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Thanks for the work you are doing. The FAA has no right to restrict the same type of flight a hobbyist can do for the simple fact that one accepts money for that flight. What on earth does that have to do with aircraft safety? Weather I fly my drone under 400 feet in altitude, and within line of sight for free, or for money has absolutely nothing to do with safety or national security. I could see if the FAA was requiring permits or background checks for flying over military bases or to fly crop dusting drones with pesticides onboard for example. That would have to do with the safety of the public. I could also see where the government might require a business license to make a profit from selling footage shot from a drone. As I understand it, there are already laws in place that require a business license for operating a business.

    I can shoot video at real estate footage all day long without a pilot license, but as soon as I try to sell my footage to anyone, or turn a profit from the use of my drone, I would be breaking the law, unless I had a pilot knowledge permit. Now just who benefits from that?  I guess the ones who collect the $150 for each attempt we make to pass the pilot knowledge course. If it takes us 3 tries, they have just banked $450. Now who's pockets does this money line? Requiring a $150 permit for turning a profit from doing the exact same thing that I can do as a hobbyist without a permit is simply robbery.

    If I fly my drone over a piece of property by the request of a real estate agency, how does my not possessing a pilot knowledge license create a danger to the public? I can even sell my car without a business license, so if I shoot wedding pictures for a friend, and they want to pay me for the footage, I have broken the law. I can have a business selling pit bulls without anything more than a business license, it would seem that there are far more injuries to people and property caused by dog attacks than there are from flying a drones around people. Sure there are some careless UAS pilots, but there are plenty of careless dog owners as well. Truth is, there are already laws in place to penalize reckless endangerment. Why do we need more laws specific to a single hobby that protect no one?

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  5. Airborne Works
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Nice segment well done!!! and nice drone!… This Technology has changed the landscape of the FAA with respects to oversight!.. I think the FAA will soften the regs once they realize we as responsible pilots take flying very seriously.
    I used the FAA links to study for mine, Most people who study don't realize this but the reality is you do not need to read all that info, 600+ pages, as most of that info is for fixed wing pilots.. As you mention every 24 months all of us, who have passed have to retest,…..That means we ALL have to stay up with the latest rules and regulations as they change and STUDY for that retest…… $300 to$500 is really nuts for ANY on line class…. To keep up with the changing regulations, We offer the best online video study series with 99% pass rate, of 8,000+ students!!! Please Check out this information and compare it to other paid study programs, which are very expensive for sure. We focus our study on what you need to know to pass as we update our info. https://airborneworks.com/online-flight-school/

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  6. Carlos RK
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Resumen ? Where can I fly my drone??? I saw the 10 minutes of the video and you do not answer that question? Also, can I use my drone as videographer or independent filmmaker ? I will appreciate your answer and any advise.
    As I alway say we are loosing our freedom, it is ironic but maybe there are more freedom to buy a gun than to fly a toy, because most quadcopters are just toys, some of them are real expensive but still those are toys. It is obvious that everyone have to use common sense when they are going to fly a drone. But bad ideas should not be argument to restringe freedom to most people. Because the ones who are thinking to do bad things they always are going to do it with or without laws.
    Having said that it is ridicules than a 14 years old boy can fly a DJI Inspire 2 on a Park and a 35 years old videographer with a Phantom 4 can’t do the same, just because are going to use the video as part of his profession. Then everything is about money, another way to make profit. The real process to get that FAA permit to be able to cash the video you made using your drone is very hard and difficult, take a LONG time and it is VERY VERY EXPENSIVE.

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  7. Adam
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    In your cellar …

    The law makes people stupid … or the more complex the law is, the more
    corrupt the state. Do you know where it comes from? A very, very old
    school. // For the matter … I do follow simple rules: I am insured,
    member of RC club, I do not endanger in any way other people or violate
    their home-privacy. This is simple. BTW my insurance covers and
    describes – what is insured. I am in Germany. Now I will describe what I
    am not doing: I am not intentionally flying beyond a line of sight,
    over people, roads, cars, homes, higher then 100m, in proximity of
    airports, power-plants, public places. However – now I will show you
    examples of the law regulations which in my view (I do try to maintain
    logic based perspective) are made by ignorants (the lobbied ones) for
    Lenin's useful-idiots:
    1. For FPV flying you need a spotter (well, a spotter while talking does
    the same, as a phone conversation while driving a car – should we make a
    research? Are you flying higher than 100m? Over people? No? So, what do you need a spotter for while flying over an empty grassland?),
    2. Do not fly over beaches (why not – early in the morning
    6am?)
    3. Do not fly over national parks (well, 100m away of me to take a
    few wonderful pictures? why not?)
    4. Closer than 15km to the border,
    5. In towns of more than 25000 citizens (Poland, remember town is to its
    administrative boarder – there, you have only fields),
    6. Over all private properties (what about a field of corn, grasland?),
    7. Have camera on your model (Sweden, throw your smartphones away and jail all Facebookers, selfy-takers for violating others privacy, Swedish rape statistic is not
    a problem – the problem is a camerrra on a drrrrone … in such a not
    populated country …)
    … enough … enough!!! Do I always obey these?
    Of course not – the same as I would not obey the law requiring me to
    denounce some fellow Jew (Yes, there was such a LAW), or as in USA the
    law to kill a prisoner. Simple!
    ///
    Unfortunately to deal with some stupid regulations you will have to prepare well (what is pretty sad) – if you build models (do not only buy DJI toys) – set a failsafe to a
    some distant, known to you spot/landing place (I love corn fields),
    attach to a drone/UAV/RPA/model a GSM or MarcoPolo tracker. Should I
    explain the procedure to find your model afterwards? I am not proud of
    this solution – it causes danger – however this is what a stupid law
    causes.
    Conversation I had: Q (or order): Please land it down. A: I am
    flying? Q: This drone! A: I am flying what, officer? (It was an electric
    glider at that moment initiating flying away to land at his
    per-programmed failsafe-spot/corn filed). To make the whole scene
    complete – have in the grass, in front of you some small RC toy – as you
    would be preparing to fly or make some testing. This is a real-life
    scenario example how FAA, EASA and many others – through their lobbied
    by corpos "regulations" – criminalize our around 100 years old RC hobby.
    Shame one you!
    ///
    For the physics related to flying – I can assure you, that Amazon and
    Google already know – they need different source of power than some LiPo, LiIo or LiFe. For now, their "fast delivery" can be only considered as an emergency solution,
    costs and risks are too high. THEY WANT TO FLY OVER PEOPLE, CARS, ROADS,
    PUBLIC PLACES, CHILDREN, NATIONAL PARKS, WEDDINGS, PRIVATE PROPERTIES, WHATEVER. People start to THINK! The moment they start to mass-fly – is the moment
    when things will start to fall down on your heads. GRAVITY, weather, radio-interference and lack of 100% redundancy due to weight limit – will do the job … as always does.
    Regardless of those facts – ignorant FAA or EASA regulators want to criminalize and jail hobbyists.
    Shame on you!
    ///
    And now, for some Hyde-Park-fun 🙂 – let us talk about how unsafe, heavy,
    uncontrolled, statically proven to be prone to accidents, prone to
    weather changes, fighting with eagles, scaring birds and other animals,
    casting shadows – para-gliders – endanger us, being below … and, what about wind-turbines, put everywhere, even in a middle of forests, and poor birds??? Nature-lovers – say something, you hate drones and love wind-turbines! Do you need a new brains? And FAA, what about this? Do you know why you hit the no-solution wall? Because you have entered an airspace below 150m and there you have … everything. You consider yourself to be bright? Do you?? So start to write something similar to the Bible to control all activities – for example prohibit children to throw stones, potato guns, or anyone in USA to shot in the air, accelerating golf balls, football. Do it! Do it now! You love this 150m of freedom … aren't you?

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  8. Ryan P
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    So if you get a section 333 what does that exactly mean

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  9. Kevin
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    i have a cheap hobbyking quad with a lot of lights(no camera).I like to fly above my house at night .Is this legal?

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  10. Derrick Mitchell
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    lets look at the safety in human error here as it pertains to a helicopter pilot versus a drone pilot. Also lets put in mechanical malfunctioning. If a helicopter flying over people experiences either mechanical malfunctioning or human errors and come crashing down people will be killed, if a drone comes down no one will be killed. I realize that eliminating any and all possible liabilities is what the FAA is about but damn.

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  11. Nate Rally
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    faa just wants a pinch of that billion dollar industry

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  12. southsidemikevlogs
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I fly at the park all time  I love flying  downers grove il they don't care about drones  you can fly them at the parks  all you want

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  13. Stephen Knez
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Really well made video bro

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  14. Luis Franco
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    keep up the good work.

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  15. Troy A Schulte - Saylor1 Aerial Imaging, LLC
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I really enjoyed this video.  Thank you.

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  16. yusuke urameshi
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    This should really have more views….this video was very well made.

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  17. Jud Lucas
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I feel like your "Where Can I Fly My Drone" 2017 video this next year will be a lot different than this one: the regulations will be unbearable.

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  18. Sdkacura1
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    States are nervous because we're gonna capture there currupt Bullshit

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  19. Steve F
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    It's easier to get a gun (I'm not anti gun)…or be a pedophile than fly a drone.

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  20. Paul Golden
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    well said my friend. .

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  21. atabeylive
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I don't understand the government would do anything to get more money out of your pockets which is already empty and people are trying to do anything to make the extra cash to have some money to make ends meet at the end of the month… I am sorry its ok for them to have us on a police state but we cannot do the same shit they are doing I am sick of the crap going on with this, if the govemrnet could use drones we too thats democracy…

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  22. seedz11
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    which drone you have the s900

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  23. jsl151850b
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    Please update. I think it is now legal with a suitable license and under 400 ft and under 55 pounds.

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  24. Kellie Giovanis
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I'm with you man

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  25. honey boo hoo
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    dont reg your drones folks,,,they cant control the air,,,there has to me a limit on what they control..

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  26. Gilbert Arciniega
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:45 am

    I can't fly my Phantom 3 without any threat of harassment any more these days. WHERE am I able to take off from anyway. The authorities get on me when taking off from a parking lot. The police got on me for taking off from a parking lot and flying over streets to take pictures. I saw somewhere, no less than 25 feet from people and cars etc. I'm always more than 100 feet. Typically 200 feet to be safe. It seems like we are not even allowed to fly over city for videos and pics as a hobby.
    Question is. WHERE IN THE HECK CAN I EVEN USE MY DRONE AT ALL WITHOUT HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND???

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