In my line of work you get laughed at if you come back with footage like this.
:05 in... Yeah, that's Wes Anderson's alright
"bureaucratic hoops " exist because idiot people exist. If you honestly believe you should fly your drone whenever and wherever you want with no thought of what else is up there, you're one of them. Do you drive at night while blindfolded? From an actual pilot's perspective, that's basically what you're saying is OK.
what an ignorant point of view. The rules are common sense. Those that fly drones should have an understanding of what else might be flying up there. How do you propose to avoid low flying aircraft if your drone is on an autonomous flight path? And don't try and tell me there aren't low flying aircraft. In some areas it's pretty common.
Oh totally! The dozens of cropduster helicopters and airplanes that fly over the family farm every day during the summer months are only flown by old hick farmers, nobody cares about them.