Patrick McKay
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Patrick McKay commented on Fly4Me's blog post Fly4.me drone video compeition
"So I'm curious what you consider to be FAA regulations, considering there are very few actual regulations applicable to UAS at this point (currently just registration and FAR 91.13 prohibiting careless and reckless operation), but a lot of…"
Jun 8
michael clyde commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"I guess you didn't see my second post. I couldn't find the edit button to edit the first post. In the second I asked if they sent you a live doc, like a word doc or whatever but, as you say they sent paper and you scanned it. sorry to…"
Apr 30
Patrick McKay commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Michael, not sure I understand your question. The PDF documents linked above are scans of the paper documents the FAA sent me. It's not just one sentence, though the individual entries in the list are rather short on paragraph breaks. Try…"
Apr 30
michael clyde commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Can't find the edit button. Just d/l and it's not one long sentence. It appears to be broken down by date starting 1/2/2015. On 1/8/2015 it states a poster and info was left at HobbyTown. So it does not contain just suspected sightings or…"
Apr 30
michael clyde commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"Patrick,  I gave a copy to John A Taylor, the Attorney that has (the latest) Petition filed against the FAA. He just PMed me to let me know the doc is hard to interpret as is. Did you get it in the format that looks like one long sentence and…"
Apr 30
michael clyde commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"That was fast thanks. I had to crank chrome portable up, I've got FF wound up to tight. I linked to your article here over @ RCG "drone and model advocacy" forum. Maybe some of the knotheads, I mean multirotor enthusiast will find…"
Mar 2
Patrick McKay commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"You don't need to create an account. Click the link at the bottom of the modal dialog to skip creating an account and it should let you view the documents."
Mar 2
michael clyde commented on Patrick McKay's blog post FOIA Request Reveals FAA UAS Enforcement Data
"@ Patrick or anyone,  Even signed up for a free account @ dropbox but can't seem to be able to download the pdf file. Any Ideas? thanks"
Mar 2

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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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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 12 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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