Seminar Addressing Drones #00014

Submission Number:
00014
Commenter:
F Minook
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Seminar Addressing Drones
I am a former electronic engineer and worked with RF oscillators and amplifiers. I have great concern about the range of the new aircraft for the general public. The FAA does have a restriction on altitude and areas that these devices can fly. These devices can and have flown over restricted areas which leads to my point that anyone can use them for evil purpose. The general population devices should be restricted in signal power so that their range is limited. Any company would be required to apply for more power to boost their range. It would also require that the devices would transmit their ID when they are flown. Any tampering with the programming would disable the device. We had a fire in our hills and the planes that drop fire suppression mixture had to stop their flights out of concern for their safety. The old standard of milliwatts of range should be applied to the new aircrafts.