In the course of browsing for more information on the FAA certification, particularly for airships, I ran across this old story on an unusual FAA violation -

http://www.markbarry.com/lawnchairman.html



Maybe not a drone, but definitely DIY. Sad ending, but he certainly left his mark.

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Wow... and here I thought FPV pilots were "armchairpilots".

That's incredible!
He's lucky LAX ATC didn't have the airforce scramble a couple trigger-happy jetjocks...
(post 9-11 may have a different ending).

Also relates to the discussions of the FAA and enforcement.

(I had seen something similiar on one of those amazing-video shows, but the idea was that the "pilot" had obtained clearance before hand)

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