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Why all the secrecy?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R Mann Oct 24, 2012. 11 Replies

Everyone involved in the FAA regulatory process is saying it is illegal for them to comment.However, U.S. Code (…Continue

What is an UAV?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Mar 8, 2011. 10 Replies

According to the FAA, only the term UAS is proper although they recognize that there are small UAS AKA sUAS. The term UAV is officially dropped although still used by many, even in the FAA, old words…Continue

Community Based Organizations Standards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Mar 15, 2011. 6 Replies

In the sUAS ARC proposal there was a section (2) for  a "set of standards established…Continue

Not complaining, just curious

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Craig Davis Feb 28, 2011. 10 Replies

Why are there so many people still using sUASs commercially in light of the fact that the FAA has forbidden their commercial use without a COA or Airworthiness Certificate?I ask this because the FAA…Continue


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Acting Chairman for National Recreational Flyers
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Keeping recreational aviation open for all amateur sUAS users.
Building and flying recreational sUAS
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Duane Brocious's Blog

FAA Reauthorization extension expires at midnite 7/22/2011

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Urges Swift Action by Congress on FAA Bill





AMA sued over model aircraft injury.

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:30am 28 Comments

Model airplane crash leads to local lawsuit



Not much in details but the Star Press Article is available…


How the FAA defines "Commercial Use"

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 5:30pm 26 Comments


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 operator receives direct or indirect payment for the operation. It is…


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