The reason I suggested courses which could be set up is that the SOTA-like organization would handle the overhead of getting those areas permitted. They would have to be located in more remote regions, distant from airports. And there might be rules (or perhaps firmware limits) on maximum altitude. All of which would result in possible approval from the FAA. Future drone pilots might have to deal with not only an amateur radio license, but some kind of certification. Ideally, this would be like PADI certification for divers, which is unique in being a self-regulated organization. Good for life, and required for membership in the SOTA-like drone course organization. Not so ideal would be another license administered by the government, but that could be reasonably simple, like the license requirements for UL aircraft. If this got off on the right foot, it could be successful. On the other hand, if a few bold experimenters caused some crashes or "near miss" complaints before the creation of an organization to administer it, that could kill the idea before it got off the ground. So to speak.