However, if you read the article you will realize that the decision is nothing more than a headline banner ingratiation for the public.
The details are the excrement of the bowels.
From the page:
The UAS must always remain within visual line-of-sight of the pilot and observer. The pilot actually flying the aircraft must have at least a private pilot’s certificate and current medical certification.So the FAA rules just completely screws the green movement. If the drone needs to remain in line-of-sight then the controller ( not pilot, there is no pilot ) then they need to follow in a vehicle. And who is this observer? Is the FAA imposing more people to deliver a package than the USPS ( United States Post Office )?
So the more people to deliver a package the more energy needed the less green it is. FAA conspiracy.
And how does piloting a plane translate to a drone? Why is an old technology being applied to a new technology? Don't we need a new standard?
What is the observer? This seems to be an excessive requirement. How many of you do your job and there is someone who's job is to watch you?
How does piloting a plane help piloting a drone? Should we not need a video game expert instead?
What is up with the medical certification? Do you need medical certification to play a video game? No.
Is flying a drone more like flying a plane or more like playing a video game?
If you say a plane you're an idiot.