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I'll take that test and pass it just to show that someone old and decrepit can do it. I bet those tests have nothing do with pilot skills.

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06-21-2016 11:57 PM
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elmobad

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All this for only $5 dollars

GOT FBL?

06-22-2016 12:37 AM
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Advisory Notice from AMA Government Affairs Team:

FAA Announces Final Small UAS Rule

Dear Members,

We are pleased to share that today the FAA released its final rule for small UAS, which will apply to commercial and civil operations. We believe these rules will be highly beneficial to the UAS industry overall and look forward to seeing widespread commercial and civil operations of unmanned aircraft take flight.

It is important to understand that the final small UAS rule does not change model aircraft operations for AMA members. In fact, the rule affirms Congress’ intent in the Special Rule for Model Aircraft that the FAA not promulgate any additional regulations on our community. We are very pleased that the rule helps to maintain this exemption for model aircraft.

For more on the FAA’s final small UAS rule, we encourage you to read this USA Today story, “FAA completes landmark rules for commercial drones,” (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...rules/85641170/)
which includes a mention of AMA’s analysis of UAS sightings (http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/am...INAL-6-1-16.pdf) released earlier this month.

We also wanted to share on update on our work with Congress to strengthen and improve the Special Rule for Model Aircraft in the next FAA reauthorization bill.

As you may remember, the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill includes language that could be problematic to our members who have been flying safely and responsibly for decades. As of today, the entire legislative process has stalled and we have learned that Congress may delay the legislative process further by extending the current 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act for a third time.

Congress is expected to make a determination and finalize plans for an extension in the coming weeks before the July 15th deadline. If an extension is passed, hobbyists can continue to operate as they do now, under the Special Rule for Model Aircraft passed in 2012.

Thank you for your continued support of AMA. We will continue to be engaged in the process and share updates as they become available.

Kind regards,
AMA Government Affairs Team

06-22-2016 01:33 AM
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Einzelganger

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This is good. Right?

Wayne

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06-22-2016 03:45 AM
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Doublah

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Yes, why you think otherwise, it than be against us. People think...this good for our industry. I disagree with Dr. Ben!! You are so negative!

06-22-2016 04:25 AM
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Doublah

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And just because u know or believe in RC mean much. I know and realize u know a lot of Futaba and FAI stuff Dr...of what animals???

06-22-2016 04:34 AM
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Doublah

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I know I will get so beat of my statement.

06-22-2016 04:39 AM
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Doublah

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You are negative of the industry...it's gross. Let's face FAI is a dying breed and gone!!

06-22-2016 04:52 AM
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Doublah

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And sadly also 3D performances!

06-22-2016 05:00 AM
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Dr.Ben

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Not sure where that comparatively incoherent thread of replies is coming from as I have a right to express a polite opinion here directed at no one per se other than Stan as does anyone else, and my relationship to Futaba or my professional life as a veterinarian have nothing to do with that right or the subject of this thread. FAI may be dead in the US too, but that statement is utterly irrelevant to this topic of conversation as well. It's not about being negative. It's about being realistic, not naive, and having the understanding that the FAA as a government entity is in little way fundamentally interested in the well being of our little hobby. The bug up their a$$ is protecting the NAS from what a bunch of ill-informed politicians are telling them is a real and present danger to public safety. Our hobby was snagged in a big net that was cast trying reign in a problem. If you doubt this fact go do as Terry Moore and others have done and call your local US government representative and ask how much they care if we lose the right to fly our toy helicopters without restriction or even completely. I believe during the last call Terry made on the matter his representative all but laughed in his face and possessed somewhere between zero and no understanding of the difference between an autonomously operating drone and a model aircraft under the complete control of its pilot. The new FAA statement keeps us out of the crosshairs of regulation for the time being and OF COURSE I am very pleased about that, but if you take the time to go back and read what was on the table in the senate bill, you'll see why anyone with half a clue knows that this isn't over yet. Legislative gridlock is NOT synonymous with an issue being settled for good. Indeed, the fight to do what the various disciplines of the model aviation hobby have done without incident for way for over half a century will continue as long as stupid people do stupid things with sophisticated equipment that is evolving at light speed. I pray that some dumbass with drone or even a model airplane or heli does not do something stupid that once again puts us on the 6:00p news, but if that stuff keeps happening, people stay in the ears of members of the house and senate, and if the balance of powers shifts in either one or both houses with the next election cycle, then details of the 2016 bills that many of us found so distasteful could pass in a compromise version with way less difficulty. I've been in the radio control hobby for 35 years, helis the majority of that time, and I love it dearly. I wish AMA all the best as they continue fighting to preserve our beloved hobby.

Ben Minor

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06-22-2016 05:44 AM
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Doublah

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I need to publicly apologize to Dr. Ben for my posts last night. I feel bad about them. Dr. Ben has helped so many people not only on this site, but at many events. Sorry Dr. Ben and I hope you accept my apology. My posts were without merit and negative to our hobby.

06-22-2016 01:30 PM
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We're fine. Apology of course accepted. Have a good day.

Ben

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06-22-2016 04:28 PM
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RM3

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I'm with Ben on this one...

you have to look at it from the perspective of government in order to understand what is happening and why.

As far as the Government goes they see it as a threat to public safety due to the proven potential of drones to cause harm to not only full scale aircraft, but also large venues such as sporting events without putting the operator at risk of harm or even capture. The Helis and planes can do the same thing, and they are right to think so, thus why they see no difference between a drone vs a heli vs a plane...

For all we know, alot of failed attacks on full size aircraft are probably being suppressed due to political reasons.

We are very much on borrowed time...the key here is that flying drones and any other flying toy is not an inalienable right granted in the Bill of Rights,

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

06-22-2016 05:54 PM
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ICUR1-2

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I read it on flipboard today the FAA is screwing over amazon and ?the other carrier.
all commercial drones must be operated with in LOS and 1 drone per pilot they are not allowed to fly over people or public gathering places
In favour of public safety
they are also limited to 400'
I am still looking for that news post to post it here

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06-22-2016 06:44 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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Rather than say that the FAA is "screwing" some entity over, just say that they are not ready to release rules regarding those flight operations.

At least this turns loose part of the equation and some people can work without threat of being criminals.

I am very sure that the FAA is working on how to integrate other systems into the NAS. We do not want to see any aircraft accidents and loss of life as a result. The system works on a principle of see and avoid. It is hard to insure this avoidance on autonomous vehicles. Maybe Amazon has this worked out.. they need to prove it.

06-22-2016 06:54 PM
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ICUR1-2

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these are the new rules for commercial drone operations

FAA News
Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC 20591
_____________________________________________________________________
June 21, 2016
SUMMARY OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT RULE (PART 107)
Operational Limitations • Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg).
• Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must
remain within VLOS of the remote pilot in command and the
person manipulating the flight controls of the small UAS.
Alternatively, the unmanned aircraft must remain within
VLOS of the visual observer.
• At all times the small unmanned aircraft must remain close
enough to the remote pilot in command and the person
manipulating the flight controls of the small UAS for those
people to be capable of seeing the aircraft with vision
unaided by any device other than corrective lenses.
• Small unmanned aircraft may not operate over any persons
not directly participating in the operation, not under a
covered structure, and not inside a covered stationary
vehicle.
• Daylight-only operations, or civil twilight (30 minutes before
official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset, local time)
with appropriate anti-collision lighting.
• Must yield right of way to other aircraft.
• May use visual observer (VO) but not required.
• First-person view camera cannot satisfy “see-and-avoid”
requirement but can be used as long as requirement is
satisfied in other ways.
• Maximum groundspeed of 100 mph (87 knots).
• Maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level (AGL) or, if
higher than 400 feet AGL, remain within 400 feet of a
structure.
• Minimum weather visibility of 3 miles from control station.
• Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace are allowed with
the required ATC permission.
• Operations in Class G airspace are allowed without ATC
permission.
• No person may act as a remote pilot in command or VO for
more than one unmanned aircraft operation at one time.
• No operations from a moving aircraft.
• No operations from a moving vehicle unless the operation is
over a sparsely populated area.
• No careless or reckless operations.
• No carriage of hazardous materials.

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06-22-2016 07:00 PM
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ICUR1-2

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and for the dumb side of things
Canada Post wants to do the same
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...rticle30553013/

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06-22-2016 07:04 PM
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revmix

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June 21, 2016
fly-by-wire
• Most of the restrictions discussed above are waivable if the applicant demonstrates that his or her operation can safely be conducted under the terms of a certificate of waiver.

06-22-2016 07:32 PM
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banshee rider

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the FAA is screwing over amazon and ?the other carrier.
all commercial drones must be operated with in LOS and 1 drone per pilot they are not allowed to fly over people or public gathering places
Sounds good to me
I don't see a problem here !

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06-22-2016 07:55 PM
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RM3

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Of course FAA has their sights set on Amazon with the rest of the modeling community a near second...the're a potential cash cow for the gov...

I did a research paper at the masters level about Drone delivery...

the numbers dont pan out as being economically feasible. given the limited payload vs power required. investment in infrastructure to implement delivery, maintenance etc, Cost of Lipos vs life cycles and weather influence on flight insurance. All those costs piled on top of what can be delivered given their range when loaded amounts to a very expensive form of delivery with a very limited range on top of all the risks involved with obstacles, wildlife in terms of territorial birds or collisions with, EPA restrictions on flight paths over protected areas and theft and rights of property owners. The list is very long. I concluded that it is not feasible as a result and really a waste of money until the key feature of power density with no increase in weight of the power pack is improved by a factor of say 5 just to break even.

Some one fooled Jeff Bezos into funding their little toy research program for the time being AFAIC.

BUT if your a terrorist, a one way delivery is all thats required... hense the FAA desire to weigh down the whole program and maybe kill the proliferation of drones, which the FAA has stated that no less than 30,000 drones could be actively flying in the US by the year 2020... and that is a serious problem for the FAA

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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