Why the FAA is really doing this to us , and it is not about commercial drones https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=43466561&postcount=1 We happen to have an FAA manager in this area's FAA regional office as a member of our local RC club, who happens to be a very active R/C pilot. I will not offer this persons name or position at this time. He has been carefully observing this entire process internally in the FAA over the last few years and has offered our club some insight into what is really happening. He is as upset abut this as anyone in the hobby. [snip] The feeling that this is all due to big money and Amazon and commercial drone delivery is simply not true, except for one aspect. The Commercial Drone Alliance and associated entities were very ticked and green with jealousy that we were getting exceptions (to the rules they were being required to follow) for our historically safe type of recreational model flying and they have been complaining loudly and at length about it. However, the commercial drone operations by large companies is not nearly as dominating a factor as some conspiracy types think it is. Think of it as background noise. We need to give up this particular red herring and focus on reality to do our best to fight for our right to fly. Our guy mentioned that the law enforcement community is pressing very, very hard and very, very deeply for the remote ID requirement. Unfortunately, they have a lot of our national representatives on their side as it is presented as a real danger to our national security. Yes, they are worried about terrorist activities, even though we all know that what is being suggested will never prevent bad actors from doing what they want to do, if they want to do it bad enough.