And the award for most misleading headline goes to the Wall Street Journal.
What do you think an article entitled, Unlike Most Industries, Drone Makers and Operators Clamor for Federal Regulation, is all about?
If you guessed it is about drone makers and operators clamoring for more regulations, you are wrong.
Exactly the opposite is true. The drone industry is being stifled by overbearing regulation. Because of one size fits all federal regulations, all across America, it is almost impossible to use drones for commercial purposes.
That is why drone makers, operators and many of their would-be customers are bucking the governmentwide trend toward looser oversight. Additional regulations are their sole means of getting a green light for a much broader array of promising uses.
…these contrarian voices argue that swift federal action is essential for the technology to flourish.
They want a green light. Who put up the red light?
…the Federal Aviation Administration has given limited approvals for small, remotely piloted aircraft weighing up to 55 pounds.
With some exceptions, the initial package of rules permits operations only during daylight hours, up to an altitude of 400 feet and within sight of operators on the ground.
Clearly trying to get rid of those regulations is still trending towards looser oversight. The swift federal action they are clamoring for is to undo previous federal action!
The Wall Street Journal says drone operators see more federal regulations as the only way to get rid of tough federal regulations.