In the past few weeks, I was struck by the contradictions illustrated by news stories about drone regulation. These were the two stories:
Drones are fantastically useful new technology; particularly in real estate photography. But unless I'm missing something, there seems to be little or no means of enforcing drone regulations. In item 2 above, two drones were flying at 3500' in the landing pattern of Teterboro Airport. Rules specify drones should not be within 5 miles of an airport and stay lower than 400'. If they can't stop this foolishness at the world's busiest airports, then there's no enforcement anywhere else! It only takes a few people out of the 116,000 registered US drone operators ignoring the rules to cause a big problem.
I think we should stop relaxing drone regulations until existing regulations can be enforced. What am I missing?