I don’t know about you, but my bank account couldn’t take a quarter-million dollar hit! But for those who own a drone (I still haven’t bought one yet) and are careless about its use, the penalty could be just that steep, not only by putting a dent in your wallet, but also by getting your butt tossed into the slammer as well!!
Last month, the FAA updated its regs regarding unmanned aerial vehicle operation and for those who own one, you will want to pay close attention to these rules. All Digital, a tech company based right down the road from me in Irvine, created a great infographic that articulates the “dos and don’ts” of drone operation. If you have one, you will want to keep this infographic nearby!
“Via con Dios!”
Source: All Digital
Earlier this year I wrote an article about drones and my growing concerns about their misuse. I was particularly bothered a few weeks ago at the emergence of a video clip showing a drone mounted with a handgun, actually firing rounds while in flight. I don’t care WHAT kind of ‘experiment’ this may have been, why do we have to show every idiot out there that this can be done?!? Which is, by the way, why I won’t show a picture–much less the video–of this knuckleheaded behavior.
This past week, USA Today published an article that hints at potential trouble brewing for the ‘drone economy.’ If I were the CEO of DJI, maker of the wildly popular Phantom series of drones (China-based, by the way!) or any other manufacturer, I would get out in front of this before it flies out of control! Pun intended!
Drones are cool. A guy that’s in the local videographers’ network that I belong to owns one and he did a demo with his last year. I don’t own one yet and I now fear that with all the BONEHEADS out there that are just SCREWING IT UP FOR EVERYONE, I may never get that chance! I really want to thank the jackass that let his drone get away from him, only to crash on the White House grounds! Worse than that, because these things are affordable, my greater fear is that some jerkweasel will find a much more nefarious use of one of these things.
Shaking my head……….