The 2016 Gadget Gift Guide [Business, Nov. 20] included two reviews of drones. The article listed pros and cons and suggested the gift giver might also include some Federal Aviation Administration guidelines. Imagine the disappointment of the recipient of such a wonderful gift when he or she realizes that most of the D.C. area is within the DC FRZ — the D.C. Flight-Restricted Zone — and is a “no-drone zone.” Think of the shock when the recipient realizes it’s against federal law to fly a UAS — unmanned aircraft system — in this area, which includes all of the District and large portions of the counties in Maryland and Virginia surrounding. I suspect there are going to be a lot of open-box drones for sale the first week of January.
Mark Ennes, Brookeville, Md.
The writer is an active UAS enthusiast and lives in the DC SFRA — D.C. Special Flight Rules Area.