Patrick McKay
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I am an FPV RC pilot currently living in Parker, Colorado.

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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.
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, but is not limited to, letters of investigation, notices of…


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 unmanned/remote-control aircraft in Colorado. The full text of the draft bill, which…


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,…


Bill Introduced to Ban Hobbyist Drones in Washington State

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am 51 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 drones.

First up this year, Washington state:…


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