In this FAA UAS risk analysis they state unambiguosly that AC 91-57 MUST be complied with for model aircraft (recreational UAVs). So much for all that "it is a request not a law" arguement. Apparently the AMA rules have been telling people to break the law for the last 30 years.
Read page 115 of this 2008 FAA document.
"Unmanned aircraft flown for hobby purposes or
recreation. Model aircraft must comply with
Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57, Model Aircraft
Operating Standards, published in 1981"
Also as I said above, FAA is not interested in policing everyone's backyard. They reserve their resources for high-profile cases or accidents. You can expect, though, that in those cases they will be out to make an example of whoever came to their attention.
Sorry, your arguement seems to be against US law making reasons for the last 100 years.
Glad about your suggestions when the NPRM comes out, but to stay on topic of this initial thread please cite the EVIDENCE!
The simple fact is this:
Regulations are coming, get used to that fact.
Here at DIYDrones I have seen a basic feeling that everyone should operate their vessels in a manner that cause no harm to people or property. We are all aware that bad press will bring tighter regulation.
Right now, the advisory is just that, some simple rules to operate by to keep your butt outta the sling.
As for trying to turn people toward or away from the AMA, let it rest. While some here may not agree with everything the AMA does, there is no reason to sit around here and bash them, that will accomplish nothing!
So lets all go have our fun, stop worrying, and look at what we can do to improve the community and various projects associated with it!
Duane, please cite evidence which supports your various contentions. I have purposely hyperlinked the word "evidence" so there can be no confusion as to what constitutes it (see def. 3). Similarly, a "citation" should consist of quotes from and/or a link to the original document supporting your contention.
With that said, please cite your evidence and source documents in support of your contention.