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02-05-2008 05:24 AM  10 years agoPost 1
fitenfyr

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FINALLY! after many years the FAA has seen the light.
This should lighten up the AOPA a bit as this was the major point of contention with that LARGE group.
Taken from an online news source for aviation AVweb.
http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archiv...ull.html#197068
Pilots may not like sharing airspace with unmanned aircraft, but many like the temporary flight restrictions that often accompany UAVs even less -- so here's the good news. A recent decision by the FAA to issue an advisory NOTAM instead of a flight restriction for unmanned military aircraft operations has AOPA voicing its approval. "This needs to be the template for other locations where unmanned aircraft are used,” said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. AOPA was encouraged by the FAA's apparent consideration of "the needs of civil aviation" balanced with those of the military. The NOTAM advises pilots flying near Cherry Point, N.C. (and more specifically warns those pilots transitioning through Alert Area A-530) of the unmanned vehicle's expected altitude (2500-3500 feet) and "strongly advises" those aircraft flying without encoding transponders to steer clear unless in contact with Cherry Point Approach.
This is most certainly a positive step in the right direction.
Even though it is still military controlled airspace it shows the FAA is looking at the NOTAM system to avoid conflicts. Which in my and many others opinions is how they should have started this in the first place NOT with TFR's.

Now to watch where this goes in the coming months/years.

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02-05-2008 01:02 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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AOPA is voicing it's approval Aren't they the ones who just recently stated that flying a UAV is OK as long as a chase plane is directly involved? Glad to hear your post, it seems that with Instutio's (SP) operations in Houston, and now this, that the FAA is not taking a letter of the law approach, just using discretion on matters of approval. That can be good, or it could result in biases

On another subject, how practical is it to place a transponder on our 20LB helicopters? Do they emit enough RF to interfere with RC and downlink, can they be available for under 4lbs? Curious if that is where we are headed.

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02-05-2008 01:31 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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On another subject, how practical is it to place a transponder on our 20LB helicopters? Do they emit enough RF to interfere with RC and downlink, can they be available for under 4lbs? Curious if that is where we are headed.
Eric,
I believe they are referring to the manned aircraft transiting the area.
It has always been my opinion that the UAS needs to have the ability however that is accomplished to avoid manned aircraft.

We all know that for the most part the current crop of UAS are virtually invisible to the manned aircraft pilot in the air.
However a manned aircraft is usually VERY visible to the UAS operator.

In this case I am sure they are using radar at the operations site and the Navy will have the usual air traffic control radar.
What I gather from this article is the collision avoidance is done on the UAS part not the manned aircraft.

A good thing.

As for how practical it is to place a transponder on a UAS even as small as what we fly...well in my opinion the technology exists and I think we will see that as a viable reality in the near future.
The FAA is pushing ADS-B hard and that is "re-energizing" the transponder market. I see them getting smaller and less expensive in the coming years.

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