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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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  • @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"

  • @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.

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

  • 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.

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


  • 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!

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    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. 

  • 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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