Hi all Just a little sound off. I have been involved in this industry as a hobbyist, operator, contending for my 333, 53 year old, thick skinned, pay all my fees, type person. I am getting a little bit discouraged though with after investing time, money and more that we keep seeing more "clamps" on our ability to operate in the future. I understand the concern, but I feel once we are certified and jumped though all the hoops we should be considered responsible people who have something to offer. How can a future commercial person operate under the conditions I see being upgraded weekly? No flights within a 5 mile rad of a airport with a control tower at all? I can see criteria that we have to follow to work in the rad that is there now but no flights if you are certified and make the proper contacts, fly below a certain altitude etc.? On a side note I contacted our control tower at our local airport which I have done before. Great person and very helpful. He mentioned a new process started by the FAA in December that we need only a blanket COA to fly and the 333 is not needed?? and I shouldn't invest in an attorney, no need...Then I mentioned about commercial which him mentioning the 333 I thought he new what I meant. His tone changed some and said that's a lot more strict. He sent me a link to the FAA site as I kind of ended my questions at that point. Like I said he seemed generally respectful especially with me calling on an airport close to me (Shear) that popped up on B4UFLY, that was never there before on the maps..... My email from them.. " Hello Kevin, Here are some resources that might point you in the right direction: A link to the actual UAS FAA order: http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Notice/N_JO_7210.889_Unmanned_Aircraft_Operations_in_the_NAS.pdf Links to COA resources: For COA related issues you can email the catch-all FAA UAS operator at 9-AJR-36-UAS@faa.gov If you have not done so yet, you can apply for COAs on this site: https://ioeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/Welcome.jsp For this application you fall under "Civil" (a hobby drone is not involved in any payment for services). I am also attaching a briefing guide in PPT format that is a rundown of everything from the PDF linked above. If this does not answer all of your questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you,"