The FAA nefariously decided to release its NPRM on sUAS while I am in a remote area of Colorado with a useless wifi connection (writing this post via iPhone).

My initial reaction is one of relief. The proposed rules seem much more liberal and business-friendly than many expected. At least we can say that the FAA is not taking an adversarial view of things. That is very encouraging.

A question on the minds of many will be whether, given these proposed rules, it makes sense to pursue a 333 exemption? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to that (i.e., it’s what lawyers call a “fact-sensitive” question).