Patrick McKay
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John Smith commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"You know I started to post the exact same thing yesterday then deleted it thinking I was a little too off the point but now that someone else raises it, BRAVO !!!. The state that legalizes Pot, has Drone hunting licenses in some counties, and now is…"
Jan 13
Shawn Barney commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Co. will legalize pot, but ground drones? What's in that stuff they are smoking?"
Jan 13
Nikola Rabchevsky commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"I had to laugh at the state's use of Word Perfect."
Jan 13
technicus acityone commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp2cm4hAg04 - just try to ban it "aircraft" =)"
Jan 13
Patrick McKay commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"So I noticed the bill has now been officially introduced as SB15-059: http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2015a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/CF17FF98D99FBCC887257DA200627625?Open   The official text is available here:…"
Jan 12
cmiser commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Below is our email to Senator Newell from earlier today: Senator Newell,   I am sincerely disappointed to find out that a Colorado Senator has drafted a bill without considering the impacts or discussing the commercial interests of those…"
Jan 12
Patrick McKay commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Here's the latest from Vic Moss of Colorado Aerial Media Pros: Here's the latest. We're good with the UAV's, so we don't need anymore. So far, the following organization and/or gov't agencies are on record as…"
Jan 12
Nikola Rabchevsky commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Sounds to me like some folks in Colorado are too busy smoking their tax revenue."
Jan 12
Todd Harper commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"I have emailed both Senators Newell and Lundberg with my own thoughts about this draft and the probable negative implications it will bring about. If I could, I would attend this meeting at the Capital building if nothing else, just to hear them…"
Jan 12

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Rob_Lefebvre commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Not anymore. The next competition will not have outdoor aerial competition."
Jan 12
Muhammad Al-Rawi commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"I imagine sparkfun would have some interest in opposing this because of AVC."
Jan 12
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Indeed Gary.  The problem with the modern technology is that iPads are much more expensive to lob at errant students! On the basis that the best defence is attack, Colorado UAV users should be writing to the remainder of their representatives…"
Jan 11

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Gary Mortimer commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"@Andrew I thought that as well, my grandma is shocking in forum replies generally but when I read that I was channeling my inner high school English teachers who was in the habit of throwing chalk board erasers at folks for words like…"
Jan 11
RocketMan commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"Any of the States can and will make laws about drones regardless of the ones put in place by the FAA. That is going to be a fact and some states will be more drone friendly and others will not. Not only that but cities will also influence the drone…"
Jan 11
Gary McCray commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"The thing I most hate about being involved with this really interesting field is stupid people who think that what they have to say is important, relevant or worthwhile. It is a real shame that our government seems to be the prime repository for…"
Jan 11
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Patrick McKay's blog post Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado
"I think Senators Newell and Lundberg desperately need the help of an English teacher."
Jan 11

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About Me:
I am an FPV RC pilot currently living in Parker, Colorado.

YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SerithianFPV
Vimeo channel: http://vimeo.com/serithian
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I started flying FPV with my Dynam Hawk Sky in September 2011 and have since moved on to FPV flying wings. My current plane is a Crash Test Hobbies Deep Reaper XL, which I love using for proximity flights in the Colorado mountains.
Hometown:
Parker, CO

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Draft Legislation Would Ban All RC Aircraft in Colorado

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 6:19pm 16 Comments

I have recently learned of a piece of draft legislation soon to be introduced in the Colorado State Senate by Senators Linda Newell and Kevin Lundberg (who I interned for in high school ironically), which if passed as worded would effectively ban all recreational and commercial use of…

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FOIA Response Reveals FAA Routinely Misrepresents the Law Regarding Unmanned Aircraft

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:48pm 59 Comments

 

The FAA has finally provided the first set of documents in response to a FOIA request I filed back in April 2013, requesting copies "of all records related to investigations and enforcement actions related to alleged violations of regulations, rules, policies, or advisory circulars by operators of unmanned aerial systems." After months of delays, excuses, and requesting extensions,…

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Bill Introduced to Ban Hobbyist Drones in Washington State

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am 53 Comments

A new year and the start of new state legislative sessions brings a new crop of absurdly broad and unconstitutional proposals to ban FPV / personal…

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A Drone's View of the Colorado Floods

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 1:31pm 6 Comments

The recent Colorado floods are giving us a great look at how useful UAVs will be in disaster recovery and photography in the future.

While FEMA may have grounded Falcon UAV's aerial survey mission of the flooding around Boulder and…

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