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Woo Hoo! No FAA intrusion.....maybe

Discussion in 'AMA and FAA Discussions' started by acerc, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Flyin4fun

    Flyin4fun 70cc twin V2

    just to note .... the separation that you speak of has to do with commercial use and hobby use of sUAS.....it has nothing to do with separating "traditional" model aircraft and, for example, multirotors. just sayin
  2. Robbins

    Robbins Team WTFO (Watch The Fun Occur)

    Hesus C-Reist!

    Can you refrain from derailing a thread on this subject matter?

    "just sayin" respectfully-this time anyways...
  3. Flyin4fun

    Flyin4fun 70cc twin V2

    derailing ??
  4. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Talking with some of the FAA volunteer reps, they have said that us modelers who fly our toy airplanes at our own private airfields or at AMA clubs or events or whatever are of very little concern to the FAA. We know the safety aspects and most of us actively engage in them, we're not dummies and they know that. What they are primarily focusing on is the uneducated people who think they can just waltz right into a big name goods store, buy a name brand RTF multirotor camera platform for a few hundred bones, then go and fly it at their kids sporting events with zero knowledge of how the safety aspect works. Or for the people who want to do AP or Those are the people the FAA is concerned with and those are the people they are trying to prevent from doing something unsafe.

    This latest reform kind of hints at that, and for the most part us modelers are left alone for now.
  5. Judge

    Judge 70cc twin V2

    Some developments:

    First - a letter from the FAA clarifying that AMA members can fly over 400 feet when it is safe to do so and as long as they maintain "see & avoid" and do not cause conflicts with manned aircraft.

    Second - Congress kicked the can down the road until September 2017 on the FAA Reauthorization Act. So for the next 14 months we maintain the status quo and continue to operate under 336. Who knows what will happen with the next Congress, but AMA has 14 months to work to protect us.



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