FAA to announce new rules for sUAS, today Sunday (yes sunday)


I'm still a little bewildered that folks are calling yesterdays FAA document a leak as we were sent it. Perhaps it was sent at the wrong time. They stuffed up with AIC 91/57 late last year which was withdrawn by accident. Maybe today sees the real removal of AIC 91/57 but on a Sunday. The Phantom on the lawn incident has done more to shove regs through than all the money thrown at it and talking heads since 2006.

Lets hope it does contain the sort of regs posted in the "leaked" document. If it does, the industry has lift off.

At sUAS News we believe this announce is after this November meeting http://www.suasnews.com/2014/11/32464/sfar-107-whispers-from-d-c/ but is happening quicker than expected because of that Phantom.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015

WHO: Conference Call with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

The call-in number for the call is (800) 230-1059. The operator will ask you what you're calling in for. Tell the operator you are calling in for the DOT Press Briefing. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. To ask a question press 1

https://www.faa.gov/news/media_advisories/news_story.cfm?newsId=18294

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Comment by Justin Martin on February 15, 2015 at 1:31am
Pst? Gmt? Est?

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on February 15, 2015 at 1:55am

EST is my guess as they are on that side, but above is all they say in the press release! 

Comment by Andrew Rabbitt on February 15, 2015 at 5:06am

Zulu, if they were a real FAA...

Comment by Shawn Barney on February 15, 2015 at 6:58am

Funny 1 bad incident get's the ball rolling faster than years of hard work. I guess things just work like that. I am very excited about the idea of all the opportunity this will offer for so many people. remember "Never give up" and "Sky's the limit"

 

Comment by Acorn on February 15, 2015 at 8:01am

Gary are you sure of that number? I just called it and it says their is no conference call.

Comment by Brett Horton on February 15, 2015 at 8:02am

I am getting the same message... Yes that is the number on the FAA.gov website as well

Comment by Jonathan Hair on February 15, 2015 at 8:02am

Number is not working?

Comment by Chris Paulson on February 15, 2015 at 8:03am

Dead here too. Perhaps they're just running a few minutes behind? 

Comment by Stephen Keen on February 15, 2015 at 8:05am

I think I missed the bit about it being a super-de-duper top-secret need-to-know nothing-to-see-here conference call.  Go to the Bat Phone!

Comment by Brett Horton on February 15, 2015 at 8:06am

Hopefully running late.... But again this is our government.... they are running late....

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