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  • Longer it takes, the more political the decision outcome it will be...
  • Here is the web link...

  • Thanks for the quote Mike.

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to open the original PDF.

  • As for the secrecy, that is illegal per US Code TITLE 5 > PART I > CHAPTER 5 > SUBCHAPTER II > § 552b.

    The FAA has already been investigated and reprimanded by Congress for the secrecy before in 2001! 

  • Moderator
    Thanks Mike, updated at sUAS just 5 months 25 days to wait till the start of the process now! Hope nobody was planning to use sUAS commercially soon in the USA.
  • Here's the relevant text:
    Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
    Popular Title: Small Unmanned Aircraft 
    RIN 2120-AJ60 
    Stage: NPRM 
    Previous Stage:None
    Abstract: This rulemaking would enable small unmanned aircraft to safely operate in limited portions of the national airspace system (NAS). This action is necessary because it addresses the novel legal or policy issues about the minimum safety parameters for operating recreational remote control model and toy aircraft in the NAS. The intended effect of this action is to develop requirements and standards to ensure that risks are adequately mitigated, such that safety is maintained for the entire aviation community.
    Effects: Regulatory Flexibility Act
    Prompting action: None
    Legal Deadline: None
    Rulemaking Project Initiated: 07/28/2009
    Docket Number: 
    Dates for NPRM:
    Milestone Originally Scheduled Date New Projected Date Actual Date
    To OST 05/27/2011 07/01/2011
    To OMB 06/13/2011 08/02/2011
    OMB Clearance 07/28/2011 11/02/2011
    Publication Date 08/08/2011 11/17/2011
    End of Comment Period 07/14/2011 02/15/2012
    Explanation for any delay: Unanticipated issues requiring further analysis
    Federal Register Citation for NPRM: None
  • Moderator
    Flipping heck, I am truly getting bored of changing the date on the sUAS News countdown.

    Maybe its time to break some rules and get whats actually going to happen out into the public domain.

    Funnily enough follow us on twitter or keep looking at the RSS feed on the right of this page and lets see what happens.

    You can't be happy in the USA at becoming the worlds followers in sUAS.

    So when would this actually push the law making out to and what was the exact date they stated, I can't get that .PDF to open.
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