Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Urges Swift Action by Congress on FAA Bill
Not much in details but the Star Press Article is available…Continue
A major concern with sUAS is what does the FAA consider "Commercial Use".
Here is a comment from a law firm:
" The FAA has consistently defined commercial operation in terms of whether the…Continue
First they ban it because "it has nothing to do with model aviation"
Now its fine if the insurance company will cover it?
From the April AMA EC minutes:
Note that the AMA claims it is "The…Continue
Wall Street Journal spotlights high end (and high price) Recreational Aircraft and FAA regulations.
I wonder if this will hurt or help us.…Continue
The FAA has postopned the sUAS NPRM to the end of the year. I am betting this will raise the hackles of both sides of Congress to come down heavy on the FAA in the FAA Reauthorization Act that is currently in conference committee.
The AMA insurance liason, Ilona Maine, has identified model aircraft used in manufacturer demos and sponsored pilots to be commercial uses and not covered by AMA insurance.
"You asked if a noon-time flight demo for the purposes of promoting the future sales of a RC product constitutes a "commercial…Continue
Excerpt from "Capitol Hill Brief" from ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association), Apr 25, 2011
"Call to Action: Support One Level of Safety ALPA Pilots Urged to Participate in the Legislative Process
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Both the House and Senate bills have provisions related to…
Response from Bob Brown, AMA District VP:
"The following gentleman is…Continue
Haven't seen this posted anywhere yet.
This is the current information and interim guidance on air traffic policies and prescribes procedures for the planning, coordination, and services involving the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the NAS.
According to Federal "Report on DOT Significant Rulemaking" published April 14, 2011; the proposed SUAS rules were due in the Secretary of Transportation's Office (OST) April 14, 2011. No change…Continue
Added by Duane Brocious on April 17, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments
The US Senate has named their members for the conference committe for the joint FAA Reauthorization…Continue
In an announcemnet today Rich Hanson, AMA Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs Representative said:
"an agreement on the proposed language was a little more difficult to achieve in the House than in the Senate, and we were unable to settle on the exact…Continue
The House and Senate now have to reconcile the two bills into one (S.223 & H.R. 658), pass it and convince the US President to sign it into law.…Continue
H.R. 658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011
No amendments regarding sUAS exmptions
UAS are over 150 years old!
Thanks to Bill AKA I Love Robotics, the National Recreation Flyers has its own domain name!
My vote goes to Bill as…Continue