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  1. From experience; here is the hazard that you must avoid. What you do after the winetasting matters. If you operate anything, be it a drone, or a car, or an electric toothbrush - if you are involved in an accident, even though it is not your fault, accident investigators will determine what you did prior to the accident. This could make you liable. So, do whatever you want beforehand, but legally intoxicated or not, your are still liable afterwards.
  2. It is just like any other professional license. You pay for the license and it allows you the privilege of working for anyone, anywhere, anytime. (You should remind your employer of that)
  3. A local authority wants you to video restricted airspace? The local authority prohibits you from revealing details? ты паршивый шпион (you are a lousy spy)
  4. Sigh! I have spent most of my week calculating and recalculating the wind drag on a Domino's Pizza... At the moment, I am not even sure if there is a drone capable of delivering Pizza, don't forget - extra cheese!
  5. There are several facets to this issue. Starting with an understanding of the term "Public Commons". Both a city park, and the airspace above it are: Public Commons. Spaces designated for public use. While both are designated for public use, they have different governing bodies. And very different reasons for the way they are governed. 1. The map enclosed is the FAA drone map. This can be viewed at : https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad As you can see from the attached map, the airspace you mentioned is available for up to 200 feet AGL. Your complaint is the ground level approach. You want to use LAND to launch your UAV that is not governed by the FAA. So the flight would be legal, but the launch would not be... May want to talk to a neighbor who would understand your predicament. My input is this. This map also shows significant land away from congested areas to practice your craft. Be professional, and understand why governing bodies make the rules they do... I would expect to see more restriction of urban drone usage, in particular - for security reasons. I caught this online recently and expect that we will see an predictable upheaval in the industry at some point. This is a Washington Post Article on the Kalashnikov Exploding drone. -Note- I do not support this mindset. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/23/kalashnikov-assault-rifle-changed-world-now-theres-kalashnikov-kamikaze-drone/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d84bbda5486d
  6. I did not include the notam itself. Obviously, I did not write it! Title 49 governs regulations concerning Transportation, in any form. The Airspace is under the Jurisdiction of the Federal Government. It doesn't matter if your standing in Antarctica, if it takes place in the U.S., it falls under U.S. jurisdiction. Federalism, in all it's wonderful nuances, gives the superior authority to the Federal Government. So, while Barney Fife may arrest you, the case still falls under Federal Regulation. Still with me?
  7. Notice was given on December 20th, 2018 of all classes (including G) of airspace given over from the FAA to National Security Interests. What does this mean for the UAV pilot? Local jurisdictions, under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice may, at their discretion, direct local officials to enforce laws. Read and dissect the Notam. Much of what UAV pilots do under Title 48 will now fall under Title 49.
  8. Name one non-profit sued by the FAA, ever. Name five non-profits sued in a local jurisdiction in the last year. In order to charge the videographer, they must call the non-profit to testify.
  9. I am not disputing what AV8Chuck said, however; a non-profit will not garner enough attention to create a stir in regards to your footage. The adverse impact on any challenge to non-profits is enough to dissuade most government entities from prosecuting. More to the point, use the earnings to go get your FAA 107. Money well spent. Lastly, they can use the footage now, and compensate you later. You should trust them, they trusted an unlicensed pilot. ;)