Patrick McKay
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Gary Mortimer commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Would you believe we have several FOIA requests in place for part 107 stuff at sUAS News they are keeping very mum about that. I note that the person facing trouble is facing it from legal rather than the inspector. I know that to be what happens in…"
Aug 15
technicus acityone commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Idiot lawmakers from CA denied flight ANY rc models UNDER 350ft w/o the private property owners permission  lolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NeA4Odr1EY"
Aug 14
Gary McCray commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Thank you for pursuing this Patrick, The information is illuminating to all of us, the FAA is not known for free and open disclosure. It is a shame that the government organizations the taxpayers pay for seem so inclined to manage the information…"
Aug 14
Nathan DuCray commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Thanks for submitting the FOIA requests! Happy to see real data about this."
Aug 14
John Bond commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"The Unidentified Flying Objects of the 20th century are no more.  Now they are all "drones"."
Aug 14
Patrick McKay posted a blog post

FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data

Back in April I filed a FOIA request with the FAA requesting the following documents:“All releasable records related to civil enforcement actions or certificate actions against operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or model aircraft, initiated in 2014 or 2015. This request includes, but is not limited to, letters of…See More
Aug 14
Patrick McKay posted a video

Rocky Mountain FPV Inception

A year of action-packed proximity FPV flying in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with my VAS Chimera RC flying wing. This video covers all four seasons in the Ro...
Aug 14
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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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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FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:17am 5 Comments

Back in April I filed a FOIA request with the FAA requesting the following documents:

“All releasable records related to civil enforcement actions or certificate actions against operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or model aircraft, initiated in 2014 or 2015. This request includes,…

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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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