CAD Drones LLC "WE the PEOPLE" Petition for Commercial Drones

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Hello Drone Community,

This is your chance to change things with commercial drones and the FAA.  Feel free to sign my petition and lets change the "Drone Market" in America for good!  The current ruling of the "Team Black Sheep" case has all us in a sticky situation.  Please feel free to let me know how you feel about my petition and any concerns you have with my petition.

Make you voice heard,

Joshua Johnson - CEO - CAD Drones LLC - CADDrones.com

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Comment by Phillip Jones on March 7, 2014 at 7:07am
Force the FAA to begin the process? The FAA began the process years ago. I've been following their molasses-like pace related to unmanned aircraft for over 10 years! They've been under a congressional mandate to update the regulations since 2012. Sorry, but beginning the process is not the problem. Ask them to finish instead.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on March 7, 2014 at 7:21am

Yes the NPRM has to happen faster than November the current target. If it happens then it will be February when that finishes and then they will have to think again. But I think its very likely that the NPRM will slide again. 

Comment by Oliver on March 7, 2014 at 10:10am

Why would you quote the wise judge who just ruled that there are no laws against commercial use of model aircraft and then go on to plead to be regulated? What part of the fact that the FAA should be regulating model aircraft no more than, say, bicycles do you not understand?

There's no problem with the FAA outlawing bicycles on runways or in cockpits or strapped to a wing, and that's about how complicated their regulation of model aircraft should and will be. All the rest is overreaching demagoguery by yapping out-of-control bureaucrats, as is well illuminated by this ruling, and should simply be ignored, as many people have been doing anyway, now with the blessing of the judge.

Just go fly, safely, and if you want to make a dollar in the process nobody is stopping you. It's still America!

Comment by Richard on March 7, 2014 at 12:14pm

Now that we are not covered by FAA rules, why are you calling for them?

 

Comment by Phillip Jones on March 7, 2014 at 12:49pm

Because it's much better to be involved in drafting reasonable laws than to have draconian laws imposed on us. It's naive to think that there will be laws.

Comment by Phillip Jones on March 7, 2014 at 12:50pm

left out a key word: it's naive to think that there will be no laws.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm

@Oliver,  the reason why I am calling for regulations is because the FAA is in a hot spot right now.  Just because the judge ruled that the FAA has no regulations against commercial drone use doesn't mean that the FAA won't scramble to freeze the use of commercial drones until they create regulations.  To try to stop the FAA from trying to create emergency regulations against it I am trying to promote the fact that they are hurting business by not creating regulations based on different applications and such.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 7, 2014 at 1:00pm

@Tim,  Just because 1 judge ruled that the FAA doesn't have any real regulations against commercial drones doesn't really give "Commercial Drone Businesses"  the OKAY to start offering Commercial Applications.  The judges ruling isn't going to give the majority of businesses the confidence in the FAA and commercial use to starting offering Drone Services like taking Images for "real estate companies" for example.  If their is something in written form that says the FAA cannot go after me legally if I sell Commercial Drone Services like Filming or taking photographs for other companies then you will see the rise of the true "Commercial Drone Market"

Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 7, 2014 at 1:02pm

@Phillip Jones,  You hit the nail on the head.  That's exactly why I proposed this.  Now that the ruling happened if we don't get involved now through petition we are at a large risk of having quick Draconian Laws Imposed to halt commercial use until the FAA feels they are ready to start laying out regulatory work.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on March 7, 2014 at 1:05pm

@Richard,  Just because we aren't covered by the FAA's rules doesn't mean the FAA has no jurisdiction against us. Do you remember a few months back when someone flew a drone near an airport and it caused a huge scene at that airport because pilots saw it and it became national news?  The FAA would still be Association that would bring about charges and fines against whoever the pilot was of that Drone.  Correct me if I'm wrong but they never caught that person... But if they do surely the FAA will be the ones to lead the case.

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