This is a quantum step backwards. I am fixed wing pilot and human factors scientists that has work in the field for 20 years, 10 years with the FAA. I am also a drone hobbyist that uses my drone to record our football practices. We are under close to a class D airspace. I would call the tower and get approval. At first they were confused but after a few times we never had an issues. They eventually gave me approval for a week at a time. I would give them our practice times and altitude and location. Now we have no way to fly legally. This is definitely a step backwards. I very disappointing given the FAAs newer policies of relaxing regulations for GA.