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04-19-2011 11:54 PM  7 years agoPost 1
asm

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I actually got an respond from my senator with useful information...

Here you go....
I received your letter opposing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation that would impose new restrictions on model aircraft operations. I appreciate the time you took to write and welcome the opportunity to respond.

Model aircraft serve many purposes, from recreational use among enthusiasts to important aeronautics research at universities. I have heard from thousands of model aircraft enthusiasts who share your concerns that new regulations will create unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on recreational model aviation.

On February 17, 2011, I supported an amendment offered by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) to the "FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act" (S. 223), that would exclude model aircraft from FAA rules or regulations the plane such meets the following criteria:

o It is flown strictly for recreational, sport, competition, or academic purposes;

o A community-based set of safety guidelines are observed when operating the aircraft;

o It is unmanned; and

o It does not exceed 55 pounds in weight unless otherwise certified through a community-based safety program.

This amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent in the Senate, and S. 223 was passed on February 17, 2011. A similar bill was passed by the House of Representatives, but it did not include the model aircraft provision. The two bills must be reconciled in conference before the President can sign in into law. I appreciate hearing your support for model aviation, and I will be sure to keep your comments in mind as Congress considers the FAA reauthorization.

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

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04-20-2011 12:17 AM  7 years agoPost 2
ErichF

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Wow, coming from her that means....

Absolutely NOTHING.

Plus, most of us that sent the canned letter got a response. So, you getting one is nothing special.

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04-20-2011 12:41 AM  7 years agoPost 3
TaleGunner

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GEE Erichf
I bet you run through the park popping babies balloons with a pin.

Why even respond like that he was happy to get a reply and willing to share!

but then again you probably pissed on Xmas because Santa didn't bring you that pink barbie you wanted.

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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04-20-2011 12:53 AM  7 years agoPost 4
ErichF

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04-20-2011 12:53 AM  7 years agoPost 5
sharam

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I got EXACTLY the same reply. Pretty boilerplate stuff. I am not a big fan of Sen Feinstein. I wish we had better choices to vote for!

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04-20-2011 03:13 AM  7 years agoPost 6
asm

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ErichF, did you read the reply?

I have sent my share of letters to law maker. Without fail, all I ever get is a respond that are not even specific to the issue I was addressing. It usually says something like, "I understand your concern, I'll be sure to pass it on".

I'm not a fan of Feinstein or any politician for that matter. But, this reply from her office actually refer to specific amendment. I say that's a step in the right direction.

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04-20-2011 03:25 AM  7 years agoPost 7
ErichF

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Yes, I read the reply, as well as all of these:

https://rc.runryder.com/t639295p1/

https://rc.runryder.com/t638239p2/

https://rc.runryder.com/t633385p6/

https://rc.runryder.com/t635632p1/

https://rc.runryder.com/t634877p1/

https://rc.runryder.com/t630297p4/

Sorry, it's just getting old seeing all the canned responses repeated over and over here. Sure, it's great we got their attention...we just need to see what develops in the reconcile now. Frankly, I never was overly concerned about the FAA, but I do support the campaign the AMA has been fighting.

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04-20-2011 07:02 AM  7 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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asm, Thanks for showing this -

I do appreciate the fact that this letter directly references the issue with specifics and provides information on where the bill and amendment stand in the senate and congress. I do not agree with Senator Feinstein political views in general but this particular letter leads me to believe that reasonable provisions will be put into the FAA regulation and the laws surrounding them.

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