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02-17-2011 10:57 PM  6 years agoPost 21
dialarotor

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Yes they do sweep and look for signals

FAA won't be enforcing it. DHS will be doing the job. Back in 2004 a friend of mine was flying his 90 size photo heli in his side yard several miles from the airport and town. Bush was coming to town and during an electronic sweep his heli was spotted. Guess who showed up and knocked on his door. FBI & DHS and they put the FAA on him. Treatened him and wanted a transponder and flight plan in the future.
He quickly sold the helicopter and went back to a TREX 450 and finally got out all together.

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02-18-2011 04:33 AM  6 years agoPost 22
James Allen

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Yes they do sweep and look for signals

FAA won't be enforcing it. DHS will be doing the job. Back in 2004 a friend of mine was flying his 90 size photo heli in his side yard several miles from the airport and town. Bush was coming to town and during an electronic sweep his heli was spotted. Guess who showed up and knocked on his door. FBI & DHS and they put the FAA on him. Treatened him and wanted a transponder and flight plan in the future.
He quickly sold the helicopter and went back to a TREX 450 and finally got out all together.
Well that would just suck! I can't see him flying in his side yard would be a danger to the pres when he's coming to town. Maybe if he was flying UAV style. Out of visual range or something, but still not a threat.

I'm not too sure they would have threatend him. What did they threaten him with? We catch you flying agian and we will come stomp on your heli till we can't stomp no more! LOL!

I don't know if I would give up flyin over such a situation.

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02-18-2011 05:43 AM  6 years agoPost 23
ch-47c

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Time for a Roadtrip

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02-18-2011 05:47 AM  6 years agoPost 24
drdot

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fwiw..

This is the tip of the iceberg...Look for the posts on the upcoming FAA regs for models..Check the AMA website for information.

Issue is, I believe most modelers are completely unaware the TFR even exists..Most law enforcement doesn't know either..

We must be aware as a group, and be prepared to deluge the FAA and our elected officials with nastygrams as soon as the Propsal from the FAA is published..
Really...The idea that government would even look at legitimate modeling as a problem is ludicrous...Want YOUR tax dollar spent on goons from the DHS telling you when where and when you can fly your toy aircraft??

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02-18-2011 06:28 AM  6 years agoPost 25
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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The FBI and DHS really came to his door?

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02-18-2011 06:28 AM  6 years agoPost 26
TMoore

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The gov can't even make the border safe from illegals but they're going to regulate model aircraft. Right!

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02-18-2011 06:58 AM  6 years agoPost 27
a1saleen

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How far will this go? Will the faa start making the hobby shops not sell aircraft .. or do a background check like buying a new handgun?

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02-18-2011 01:47 PM  6 years agoPost 28
Havoc

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agree, this is an issue, given that violating a tfr or notam could result in some sort of penalty or other
It's a notice to all airman. You are flying a toy (for this purpose). You are not licensed. You are not a pilot. So if any government people drive up with guns drawn then you tell Jack Bauer that it is a toy. Keep your ego in check and don't try to claim it is a real aircraft or argue how much of a pilot you are. I'm not saying you need to test the system but don't spaz out if it tests you. This is government. They don't really give a rat's ass if you are playing with your t-rex fifty miles from the president. They just want their ass covered if it somehow manages to get away and crash into his teleprompter. They want to say to the media "hey we told them not to do that". Regardless if you actually knew or not. The first class in Government employee school is ass covering 101. But if FAA does manage to put real teeth against us then I'm going to call the tower and ask permission every time I get ready to launch a Frisbee or paper plane. And I will be making lots of paper planes. May even have little model N numbers. I may be too cynical, but I suspect the AMA is out to save itself. It's like the NRA. They whip everyone into a frenzy when their membership is low with talk of UN bans and what not. Probably suggestions they submitted to the UN in order to create the documents. But if the law then required everyone to only target practice at NRA approved sites then they would probably be just fine with that. Not that they don't do a lot of good as well. But they know where the money is.

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02-18-2011 08:11 PM  6 years agoPost 29
James Allen

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The FBI and DHS really came to his door?
+1

Thats what I'm sayin!

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