Walking around Downtown Summerlin the other day I was sure I could hear a drone in the area close by. Sure enough I found the ‘pilot’ and his little flying machine. I was curious about the legal issues of flying a drone in this very public place. I struck up a short conversation with the guy as I’m from up north and am far more friendly than so many folk here.
I asked him if he was afraid of fines and legal trouble (in a very nice way) by flying a drone there. He told me that he has waivers that allowed him to fly the drone there. OK, great! Maybe he thought I was being rather nosy in asking such questions, but I frankly don’t care. It’s the many regulations in place today that had me sell my drone a year or so ago.
I honestly would never consider flying a drone there one way or the other as all it could take to cause the drone to go out of control would be a good gust of wind which we have very frequently here, or someone just bumping into him, causing a brief loss of attention to the drone. Bam! You hit someone, you’ve earned your day in a Clark County Courtroom!