There’s been an overwhelming response to the Drone Pilots Association in its first three days of existence, with over 1,000 people signing up for membership. Thanks everyone. The next step will be raising funds for litigation to appeal the FAA’s Interpretive Rulemaking.
As a side note, some have expressed an unwillingness to join solely because of the use of the word, “drone.” That’s fine. Those who think the word drone is even remotely an “issue” shouldn’t join. The issues before us have nothing to do with a word. Only the ill-informed public, fed by the media using photos of military drones incorrectly, don’t understand the difference between military drones and the type we fly. This association will always use the word drone, as will everyone else― forever.