"If it's flying, it's an aircraft. The definition you are quoting is from 14 CFR 1.1 - General Definitions - but there is no mention of passengers. An FAA Memorandum dated 9/16/2005 (AFS-400 UAS Policy 05-01) titled…"
"@ Phillip and Patrick
I come back here and re-read this thread now and then. This time when I read the definition of an aircraft, it occurred to me that we may not being reading this correctly at all.
1) FAA defines an aircraft as: "A…"
"Gary we have developed our own sylabus. Much of it is based on AMA regulations, RCAPA guidelines and our own company guidelines we have internally developed. The purpose is to start creating standards that are taught and implemented. We may open the…"
"Yes. I am new here. Had no idea about this until i started getting hundreds of pissed off drone enthusiasts. The reporter was told about us by someone in our community. He immediately identified with our situation and came out…"
"What approved training syllabus is being used?? I guess the AMA guidelines are the only ones over there that hold any sway. If you really want to become a pro perhaps move to Europe and operate legally until at least 2020, the year the FAA itself…"
"Hi Charles and the others .
I think you all bring a lot of very valid points to this and I was not trying to be offensive with my post, it was just an observation. I wish you good luck with the FAA and the AMA and I will be very interested on the…"
"Mathew Beck brought the article to this community.. and I highly doubt that Charles even knew this place existed before a bunch of us started emailing him directly (which I did).. only then did he appear on here. The other nice thing about…"
I have no interest in trying to find a secret agenda with this, I want to fly UAV's. it is my passion and I will support anyone who shares that passion. I took the time to visit the website of the company and they seem to operate in…"
"Thanks Josh and LanMark. You guys hit it on the head. Dwgsparky, when we were approached about the story, we had to proceed with caution. Thank goodness that the journalist took our side on the piece. No way could I gain that kind of exposure as a…"
"It got picked up because someone caught wind of it here and then its a firestorm of people bringing it to the attention of many many other people that are all wanting a resolution on this matter.The class thing is likely to show that we can be…"
I reached out To Charles after watching the News story, I was really impressed with their interview. I thought they would be interested in some of the discussions we have here at DIY--regarding air-space integration and crafting a legal…"
"Sparky.. Charles can speak for himself but the classes part is likely a response to show the FAA that everyone that uses UAVs is not a bunch of rogue people that at any moment could accidently bring down a airplane. So as much fun as being a…"