- Jan 5, 2015
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- Western North Carolina
You're 100% wrong. If you see something like that you DO contact the airport or the FAA directly. If you call your local Law Enforcement guess who they are going to call? They will call their FAA LEAP agent to get guidance and probably be pointed to someone with the Airport Authority to start the case.You did the wrong thing. You called the airport. Did you have the co-ordinates of their drones? Are you sure they were in the airport boundaries? Do you have the authority to ask if they are licensed? What you should have done is call the cops, who have the authority to find out if they were actually breaking the law and who have the authority to fine them. All you succeeded in doing was giving all of us and the hobby a bad name.
The FAA puts all these rule and regulations in place but, no one enforces them. All they have to do is go on you tube and stat punishing the violators with fines. Then maybe they wouldn't have to charge those who obey the rules the ridiculous fees.
Not true my friend. They ARE taking action we just don't see it unless it's something REALLY big (Super Bowl TFR for instance). UAS Investigations are opened up each and every day across the country. Some lead up to "actions" and some do not but I can 100% assure you they are happening across the country.
I'll be the first to say they need to take a LOT more action but it takes time to hire, train, and deploy employees in the field. It IS happening (some offices have increased their UAS resources by 300% in the last few months) but not on the scale or the timeline we would like to see.