Over regulation is killing our financial system and hurting jobs within the US, however how can we get our authorities to knock this off? Some say we want regulation to guard us from huge enterprise, however in actuality that regulation simply will increase the prices of every thing we purchase, hire, borrow, lease or steal (simply kidding on that final half). Nicely, let’s take an instance of over regulation on the FAA and the way it will have an effect on your Christmas. Toy drones are a giant vendor this 12 months, and now the FAA desires to control them, so we should always speak about his.
There was an attention-grabbing article within the Wall Road Journal on December 15, 2015 titled; “New Guidelines for Drone Homeowners” by Jack Nicas which famous that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has a brand new rule going into impact that drone homeowners with even small drones of 1/2 pound or extra should be registered with the administration. Those that purchased their drones earlier than December 21, 2015 have solely till February 19, 2016. Now then the associated fee to register the drones is barely $5 however the price shall be waived for the primary 30-days.
Hearken to this, the failure to register a drone carries the identical weight as those that fail to register a business plane – particularly as much as $250,000 and 3-years in jail. Actually for a toy drone purchased from Wal-Mart or Toys-R-Us, are you kidding me, what are we going to place in jail each child who received a bit toy drone for Christmas and did not register it? It appears to me that the FAA has gone nuts, however that is typical of an overbearing Federal Company. The FAA is also attempting to manage property rights on asteroids, personal house flight and folks flying kits (properly not but, however do not tempt them on the kites) as you may must go to Afghanistan to go fly your kite?
Why is our authorities going overboard on all this? Nicely evidently the terrorists at the moment are contemplating utilizing drones, they already are within the Center East. Nonetheless, it is rather a lot like registering assault weapons or automobiles, who’s to say the terrorists are going to register these drones in their very own names, they do not appear to register their weapons or automobiles with the varied companies that require such?
Why is the FAA getting concerned in toy drones? Nicely they are saying that there have been 221 incidents of small drones coming near plane close to airports in 2015. Nonetheless, 1/2 pound drones are pretty mild and will not do a lot harm, birds weigh greater than that and so they do not must register – whoops, I would not put this previous the FAA.