Source: Market Watch
quote: it actually seems like this pilot was flying his RC aircraft in an unsafe manner.
quote: My belief is that an individual's rights to do something end when they threaten the rights of others. If the way this person was operating the machine was a "significant threat to people and property" then I believe that consequences are necessary as a safeguard on the rights of others not to be endangered by unsafe remote control piloting.
quote: The fact that the regulations have not caught up with technology here merely makes this not currently illegal.
quote: That does not give the FAA jurisdiction over all RC activity. And it sure as hell doesn't mean they can arbitrarily fine you tens of thousands of dollars because they "think" you were being unsafe. What happened to due process and innocent until guilty?
quote: Nice platitude, but it must be tempered with some reality. A little boy flying a kite could lead to you losing an eye, or wrecking your car. Accidents happen.You people think you can legislate and regulate away every single activity until zero risk to others is achieved, it's ridiculous. It's impossible.
quote: Yes I bet you just can't wait until all the evil RC pilots can only operate in their designated zones, after paying outrageous licenses and fees to our Federal overlords for the "privilege".