This is where things become really serious. The FAA is involved. There is continuous reference to “airmans certificate” and “aircraft”.
Any who pilots real aircraft will tell you, any mention of certificate action is scary, especially if you fly for a living.
What has happened since the FAA is involved here is the level of seriousness has been ramped up exponentially.
Drones may seem like toys, but because people are doing stupid things with drones, the feds have come in and made this “toy” a federally regulated toy.
This has become very serious.