This post is in response to a proposed contest/social experiment posted in a private pilot’s group. Seems like the experiment’s goal is to gauge public perception of pilots flying in public spaces by gathering video evidence. Forget the experiment. Take the real challenge! Make it your goal to stop people from thinking that flying = nefarious!
People tend to be far more accepting when you take the time to explain what you are doing. Most people are reasonable. You will always find one who is not. Change a mind. Share your knowledge. Fly responsibly.