A Call to Action for AUVSI Members in the UAS Community

(Via AUVSI, really only relevant to USA-ers:)

Click on the link below to send a timely and important e-mail to your Member of Congress supporting the House FAA Reauthorization Bill (HR 658), which includes provisions granting unmanned aerial systems access into the national airspace.

http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/AUVSI

In an effort to augment the services AUVSI provides to our members, we are unveiling a web-based application to enhance the advocacy section of the AUVSI website. The Legislative Action Center provides you the opportunity to communicate and actively engage with your elected officials in Washington, DC. As calls to action surface from the Advocacy Staff relating to the unmanned systems industry, the menu driven application will provide you the opportunity to expeditiously voice your opinion.

In our first call to action, we are encouraging members who have an interest in unmanned aerial systems to contact their Representative and ask them to support the FAA Reauthorization Bill. This request is time sensitive as Congressman Mica, Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to bring the bill to the House floor within the next two weeks.

Please click on the following link to visit the Legislative Action Center so you can take action and have your voice heard.


http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/AUVSI


Note: In the near future, AUVSI will be completing a comprehensive survey of our membership which will enable us to specifically target future calls to action based on the domain (air, land and maritime) that is of interest to you or your company.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on March 13, 2011 at 8:14am
I tried it and couldn't get it to go to the "send letter" part. By contrast, the AMA one worked perfectly.
Comment by Alex on March 13, 2011 at 8:44am
I filled it out, then 'Review Your Message' lets you see the letter (and who it's sent to) and 'Send Message' sends it.
Comment by Duane Brocious on March 13, 2011 at 3:55pm

There are no provisions in the House Bill except to delegate sUAS/UAS authority to the FAA. The Senate version has an amendment which basically allows only recreational operations by members of "National CBO's (IE: AMA). The senate amendment would essentially ban all recreational use of sUAS outside of the AMA.

Very bad amendment since the AMA bans full and semi autonomous sUAS and severely limits FPV.

These Bills are BAD for us. Nothing in these bills so far protects us. Please read them yourself instead of taking others' word for pushing to get them passed.

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