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FAA Announces their rules for radio controlled aircraft

Discussion in 'AMA and FAA Discussions' started by Xpress, Dec 14, 2015.

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  1. mndless

    mndless Don't know a thing..

    We need somebody with a 'voice' to start a "mail a drone" campaign. We don't have money to influence Washington. But, if we mailed them a bunch ,,, 100,000 drones... maybe that would get some attention


    You can buy these things in packs of 20 for like $10.00. Flood their offices with "Drones" :)
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  2. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    You both are spot on. Is there a conspiracy China has started this mess and the drone was the toy tool??? Hmn.......makes you think! But on a personal level IMHO "invasion of privacy" and "control over free will" is what has most in an uproar and the FAA has no business to put this stink in our faces. Who is really pulling the FAA administrators strings? Hmn.......Nothing but a bunch of damn puppets on capitol hill anyway.
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  3. Well, I'm not saying we should comply with whatever they come up with but work with the authorities and make our opposition to ideas that don't make any sense in a firm but respectful manner.

    If Johnny Law comes to the field, I will spend all afternoon showing them our hobby instead of flying if it means they come away educated and seeing that we are not a problem and not the ones who need regulation.
  4. An easy fix for the issue the FAA needs to fix would be regulation in regards to the transmission of on board cameras, no can see no can fly. Or the FCC if the case may be.
  5. Flyin4fun

    Flyin4fun 70cc twin V2

    I find it disturbing that there are MANY of you that want separation so the FAA can/will regulate the MR/FPV/AP hobby which after christmas is estimated to be 1.6 million strong....... BUT want absolutely NO regulation to the 185000 AMA members that may fly traditional model aircraft.
    So, WHY , is it ok for big brother to regulate the crap out of MR/FPV/AP hobby (if separated) BUT traditional model aircraft get a pass...........
    What I am seeing here is selfishness of people, want a particular hobby regulated as long as it is NOT their own............
  6. I'm thinking.......this is only going to regulate the people whom ALREADY follow the existing rules, etiquette and fly safely, so why do we need to be regulated/registered?????? I DON"T GET IT????

    The people who disregard the laws, fly like maniacs and put people and property in danger don't give two $hits about rules and regulations....they are still going to do it ANYWAYS!!!!! I guarantee you these people will NOT be among the ones that register!!!

    IMO, the thought process on this is SO SIMPLE!........why does the government have to make it SO COMPLICATED?!?!?!?!?!?!:confused??:
  7. Astrohog

    Astrohog 70cc twin V2


    I find it disturbing that for 80 years traditional modelers have enjoyed their hobby with nary an eyebrow raised in any kind of negative light, in fact, the VAST MAJORITY of AMA clubs have been held in high esteem in their respective communities UNTIL, in their very brief existence, DRONES have caused a veritable sh!tstorm of negativity be cast on us.


    You want to talk selfish? Why do you think we have been able to enjoy reasonable insurance rates for 80 years? BECAUSE WE ARE SAFE!! Now, the droners want to jump on our bandwagon just so they can go fly their gadgets around airports, in the public arena and other places where the likelihood of doing damage to the litigious public is THOUSANDS of times greater than at our designated flying facilities. How long will our rates remain affordable? NOT VERY LONG!


  8. Islandflyer

    Islandflyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Showing your true selfish colors here: so if YOUR hobby friends cause trouble, you want OUR hobby to suffer the consequences!
    Thank you for showing your true face while accusing others of selfishness.
    Now, this new petition makes even more sense!

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  9. Matt

    Matt Guest


    This is the one that concerns me more... This shuts down about 6 clubs in the DC area... Including my club, northern VA, DCrc, PGRC, and a couple others... It pisses me off the AMA has not stepped in at all... The FAA refrences special approval but nowhere is it called out what that special approval is! This is where the AMA needs to step up and support us!!
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  10. On point and to add to that, only 5 out of every 1000 Americans are members of the AMA.

    We are too few to fight this and doing so will only bring more regulation on us. So the way to deal with this is to pay the $5, put the number on your planes, continue flying as you did before, and when officials stop to check what we're doing being honest and respectful in educating them.

    And if they say something you disagree with, you can make a counter argument and let the facts do the talking.

    Do NOT give any official any reason to question who we are what we are doing. If Johnny Law is short on his citation quota, he should only head out to the local flying club because he can't seem to get to his quota so he might as well go watch some guys fly around!
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