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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by bob195558 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:00 pm

jhsa wrote:So, according to your thinking the authorities should let a drone bring an aircraft down and kill people before they do something about it ?
I am not advocating RC Model Flying in Restrictive Air Space.
There are already Laws / Regulation that prevent the RC Model Flying in Restrictive Air Space.
So why would you want to make these Laws / Regulations over and over again.
Will it change anything to making the same Laws / Regulations over and over again ?
The pattern of Law Makers and Regulation Makers is over time, will restrict all RC Model Flying with Registration, Taxation (results is much higher cost to fly) and Ruthless Regulations to discourage all RC Model Flying all together as the end results.
So what is the solution ? what should be done ?
I hope Law Makers and Regulation Makers will not make Ruthless Regulations to restrict all RC Model Flying.
Unless there is Push-back by RC Model Flying hobbyist we will have to stop our loved RC Model Flying hobby.
jhsa wrote:I think model flying should go back to what it was a few years ago. People must be in a club, with insurance,
I think where high populated areas are, there maybe a real need to have a more organized structure for RC Model Flying, but when there is a very low populated area, then there is no need for a club (what are you going have, a club with one member in it) and mandated insurance (do not need insurance to protect you from your self) when flying on the family farm of several hundred acres.

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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by jhsa » Mon May 02, 2016 10:27 pm

bob195558 wrote: So what is the solution ? what should be done ?
I described above what should be done in my opinion.. Exactly the same as we did few years ago before everybody had access to RC satuff.. Now people buy and operate this RC stuff without having the slightest clue of what they are doing..
So, yes, clubs with education like we had before. Yes, everyone should do an exam (the club should provide it for free) to prove they can handle a model. Then we would receive our wings and honor them..

The way it is today IS A BIG MESS. And that is not good.. We all knew, and it was discussed before. We all agreed long ago that the way people are behaving would get the attention of the media and the politicians that know nothing about the hobby, and don't really care about it.. They will grab all they can so they can climb to the top.. We all knew that..

I think where high populated areas are, there maybe a real need to have a more organized structure for RC Model Flying, but when there is a very low populated area, then there is no need for a club (what are you going have, a club with one member in it) and mandated insurance (do not need insurance to protect you from your self) when flying on the family farm of several hundred acres.

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If you fly inside your property, it is your responsibility. If you injure yourself or your children, it is your problem and you will learn the safety rules the hard way.. Not long ago I have read somewhere that someone hit a child in the eyes with the propeller of his multirotor.. This was in a public park I think..

It would be nice if people learnt how to handle the models the easy way, without injuries and without pain.. So yes, a club is a must in my opinion..

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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by jhsa » Tue May 03, 2016 6:56 pm

No comments on some of the clips. They speak for themselves, and show the reason we won't be able to fly models anymore in the future..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d5Co-6KtLI

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Post by jhsa » Tue May 03, 2016 8:31 pm

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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by bob195558 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:57 pm

Here is from RCGroup.com an article titled: Who Has Been Fined by the FAA?
RCGroups user Jason Koebler has penned another story for Motherboard.com that goes deeper into the FAA/FPV/Drone debacle.
(http://motherboard.vice.com/read/faa-drone-fines)
The real trick here is to figure out what is real. It's hard to know what is suggested vs. what is law.
Then there is the whole question about what appears to be overreach of the FAA and our RC models.
It's enough to make the mind wobble!
I wanted to highlight some main points from Jason's most recent article about who has really been fined by the FAA and for how much.
I think you will find it interesting!
Jason's Story (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthre ... June9%2016).
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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by bob195558 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:51 am

Just received an e-mail from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and here it is:

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the final Small UAS Rule this morning.
The press release is available at: https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases ... wsId=20515.

Please note that all provisions of the Rule, including all pilot requirements and operating rules, will be effective in August 2016, 60 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.

Details about the rule are available on the FAA’s UAS website (http://www.faa.gov/uas/).

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Press Release – DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2016
Contact: Les Dorr or Alison Duquette
Phone: 202-267-3883
Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF)(http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/Part_107_Summary.pdf) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives.

“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.”

According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

The new rule, which takes effect in late August, offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.

The rule’s provisions are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. The regulations require pilots to keep an unmanned aircraft within visual line of sight. Operations are allowed during daylight and during twilight if the drone has anti-collision lights. The new regulations also address height and speed restrictions and other operational limits, such as prohibiting flights over unprotected people on the ground who aren’t directly participating in the UAS operation.

The FAA is offering a process to waive some restrictions if an operator proves the proposed flight will be conducted safely under a waiver. The FAA will make an online portal available to apply for these waivers in the months ahead.

“With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA’s mission to protect public safety,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “But this is just our first step. We’re already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations.”

Under the final rule, the person actually flying a drone must be at least 16 years old and have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate. To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, an individual must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. If qualifying under the latter provision, a pilot must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take a UAS online training course provided by the FAA. The TSA will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate.

Operators are responsible for ensuring a drone is safe before flying, but the FAA is not requiring small UAS to comply with current agency airworthiness standards or aircraft certification. Instead, the remote pilot will simply have to perform a preflight visual and operational check of the small UAS to ensure that safety-pertinent systems are functioning property. This includes checking the communications link between the control station and the UAS.

Although the new rule does not specifically deal with privacy issues in the use of drones, and the FAA does not regulate how UAS gather data on people or property, the FAA is acting to address privacy considerations in this area. The FAA strongly encourages all UAS pilots to check local and state laws before gathering information through remote sensing technology or photography.

As part of a privacy education campaign, the agency will provide all drone users with recommended privacy guidelines as part of the UAS registration process and through the FAA’s B4UFly mobile app. The FAA also will educate all commercial drone pilots on privacy during their pilot certification process; and will issue new guidance to local and state governments on drone privacy issues. The FAA’s effort builds on the privacy “best practices” (PDF)(https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/pub ... lity_0.pdf) the National Telecommunications and Information Administration published last month as the result of a year-long outreach initiative with privacy advocates and industry.

Part 107 will not apply to model aircraft. Model aircraft operators must continue to satisfy all the criteria specified in Section 336 of Public Law 112-95 (PDF)(https://www.congress.gov/112/plaws/publ ... publ95.pdf) (which will now be codified in Part 101), including the stipulation they be operated only for hobby or recreational purposes.

Part 107 Rule (PDF)(http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/RIN_2120-A ... Signed.pdf)
Summary of Part 107 Rule (PDF)(http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/Part_107_Summary.pdf)
FAA Fact Sheet(http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/new ... wsId=20516)

Visit our website for more information on the FAA and UAS.(http://www.faa.gov/uas/)
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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by jhsa » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:07 am

Having had a quick look, it looks like they are putting FPV and model aircraft in different categories, and I think that is good.
We, normal model flyers, don't have to pay for the c**p some idiots do..

Oh, and they still don't mention the use of forbidden frequencies and power.. :)

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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by bob195558 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:21 pm

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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by bob195558 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:49 pm

A commentary about the New Zealand CAA's new drone rules.
View here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dHF6Sq3PYk).
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Re: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration 2015

Post by jhsa » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:35 am

I agree with most of it. If we want to be real pilots, then let's be real pilots and follow the same safety rules real pilots also do.
We are lucky that they aren't still asking for radio communications inside controlled airspace. but i guess that will come :)

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