No Drones Here
It is nearly impossible to get through all the legal hoops here in the U.S. to operate a drone. Even if it is not armed the only license available is for experimentation and the area where you can fly it is highly defined. There are lots of uses for drones but getting the FAA to let civilians use them is a big problem.
We've been operating balloons and small R/C dirigibles for a customer for almost two years because the client wasn't able to secure the permits for a drone fleet (we couldn't get it done either, and we have lots of friends).
The shitty part is this is all due to law enforcement trying to get in on the drone game, not an air travel safety issue. I recently attended a showing in the U.S. state of West Virginia of several drones their state police and state bureau of investigation are trialing and during the post flight conference all three presenters stressed how important it was to keep this technology out of the hands of the public.