DeSantis, We’re Mad As Hell. We’re Not Taking This Anymore!
With apologies to Howard Beale, “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore.”
On April 5th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis approved a change in Florida Statute 934.50, simultaneously flushing over $200 Million in state-purchased drones down the preverbal toilet. And at the same time, DeSantis signed open-ended death warrants for yet-to-be-named toddlers, Alzheimer’s patients, and First Responders.
So what did Governor DeSantis do?
Before we dive into that, now would be a good time to mention that this article reflects only my view and opinions of myself and not necessarily those of the Drone Service Providers Alliance, the FAA, AUVSI, or any group or agency I’m associated with. These are mine (Vic Moss) and mine alone.
The Florida bill filed back in 2020 that set in motion these eventual changes is FS 934.50. It proposed only allowing Florida agencies and those contracting with them to use drones listed on the Blue sUAS List.
In and of…