If you care about our hobby at all, we need to put pressure on the FAA about drone flyers like Casey Neistat.
We have reached out to Casey on several occasions via private messaging and commenting on his videos. All have gone unanswered. I'm pretty sure he is aware of what he is doing at this point.
I didn't know about Casey, but given the FAA's past actions, it does seem really hypocritical of them that they haven't pursued him more directly.
I honestly think, at this point the FAA is waiting for a serious mishap to occur before they start going ballistic again.
And with somebody like Casey, they won't have long to wait, I am sure he is in the FAA's cross hairs and if I were Casey I'd move all my money off shore to a non-extradition country and have my get away bag packed and a really good exit strategy.
Ok, I just watched the rest of the video - I see they nailed the 'what the hell are these drone companies thinking' bit.
On the bright side - he'll make an good educational example eventually.
Depending on what the FAA is monitoring these days maybe this post will be what brings him down.
David R. Boulanger
And DJI sends him 4 P4's because DJI is committed to promoting safe responsible flying of drones.
If the FAA can pay someone to find a kids drone video, buried deep in YouTube, of his dad's business sign and force him to remove the video with threat of jail time, does anyone think for one minute the FAA doesn't know about Casey Neistat?
Red Bull and GoPro apparently are telling folks to don wingsuits and jump off mountains and fly through rock arches with only a foot clearance on either side....
Not to bring politics into it, but if you look at the current election situation here you get the idea that neither truth nor ethics nor morals nor ANYTHING except outrageousness sells....even at the national level.
Now back to watching "Naked and Afraid"...after which I will watch a stern faced clown shout "you're fired".
I don't agree with the premise of this post or the associated long-winded (and surprisingly flustered, confused and incoherent) rant. Making a big deal about Casey's free drones, drawing irrelevant comparisons with yourself and calling on people to pressure the FAA to go after Neistat in this way is all a bit sad in my opinion; and I am one of your long time subscribers (I was view number 5 on this particular upload). That's not to say that there isn't a conversation to be had here, or that doing a video on such a subject isn't a good way to make one's own channel more relevant, I just don't think an emotionally charged winge was the way to go.
Casey is a professional photographer. For him the drone is a tool to get better shots. Beside this he has no interest in drones as a hobby, and most likely does not follow or read any RC/UAS related sites or forums.
So realistically the drone seller/manufacturer is the only source of information he has on to how and where to fly the thing. And considering the fact that DJI is sending him free drones, they seem to be just fine with how he operates now..
And He was doing the same stuff over in Cape Town, South Africa...
Zero F#*cks given
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