This happened today.
I''m an AMA member, paid my annual fee 6 months ago.
We went today to Floyd Bennet field in NYC, where there is an authorized RC field.
with a DIY quad 450, and one hexa 550.
We unpack our drones.
After 5 minutes 2 jeeps coming over us, two officers step down the car and a third one in the other jeep tell us we can't fly our drones, threatening us to confiscate and cite us.
When he said that, right on our head a freaking JET, a model aircraft with jet propulsion hovers our heads. And a second one, doing Cuban Height and a vertical 540 flip.
Because those jets are legal. we are not of course.
The cop talks about "terrorism, Obama, yadda yadda" like a Family Guy parody quoting american values.
This is getting ridiculous, very ridiculous. There is no logic in allowing wings vs. multirotors.
And you want to tell me, a winged plane 10x the size of my drone is not dangerous???
I think there is a lobby for wings and there is a lobby for Heli.
It's appalling. and by the way we weren't even flying. Just they saw the drones on the ground, preparing to fly.
This happened today in NYC.