Midwestern Unmanned Agricultural Vehicles Association

I'm creating this Association to bring together the top minds and companies throughout the Midwest.  The goal of this association is create a list of regulations to purpose to the FAA that will allow for the Unmanned Agricultural Vehicle market off the ground here internationally by starting here in the Midwest.  Currently the FAA is working very extensively with Midwest colleges, companies, and organizations on the integration of Unmanned Systems.  Below is a list of some short term, Intermediate, and long term goals for the organization. 

(If you're interested in donating to this Association or establishing a new chapter for your state you can message me on DiyDrones or email me at JoshuaAllenJohnson@gmail.com)

Short Term Goals: 

  • Establish chapters/groups for each state within the Midwest
  • Work with UAV Tech companies and their products to find the best airframes, autopilots, and UAV Tech to submit for FAA Certification (in the same way ScanEagle got certified)
  • Build a website and create a group forum/chat that can be used to social network and create the regulations list
  • Find proper funding to build up the Associations advertising capabilities and website maintenance costs
  • Establish Association plans,groups,conference locations,meeting times, and all the groundwork of the Association

Intermediate Goals:

  • Create monthly conferences for each state chapter to discuss issues and work out regulations
  • Get a list of regulations together that is considered a rough draft and will be edited and changed minorly until each state chapter approves of the list
  • Have each state chapter submit a weekly memo that includes proposed regulations, regulation edits, local regulations based off of counties within their state, and any Midwestern regulations they are against


Long Term Goals:

  • Finish Midwestern Unmanned Agricultural Vehicles Regulations to submit to the FAA
  • Establish Western, Southern, and Eastern UAVA associations

Joshua Johnson - Diy Drones News - mUAVA Ceo -

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 31, 2013 at 12:32pm
I'm hoping someone like Chris Anderson will establish a western UAVA and someone like Tom Coyle will establish a Southern UAVA :)
Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 31, 2013 at 1:41pm
Comment by LanMark on October 31, 2013 at 3:05pm

part of this process should be to open source the COAs.. so new submissions all follow the same sort of logic and process..   having people be able to see accepted COAs that were filed and what content that went behind it would benefit future submissions from other people and also streamline the FAA as to the analysis and information presentation.


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Comment by Hugues on October 31, 2013 at 3:08pm

excellent initiative. You have some fields to survey , especially in the Dakotas !

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 31, 2013 at 4:48pm

@LanMark,  Do you have any suggestions on how we should go about open sourcing the COAs?  I'm thinking using a wiki type page or even creating something from scratch and adding it to the domain I'm going to purchase.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 31, 2013 at 4:50pm

@Hugues, Thanks!  The Dakotas are on the top of the priority list when it comes to surveying! :)


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 31, 2013 at 9:55pm

COAs are not available for private citizens. Expect workable rules around 2020 for you guys.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 1, 2013 at 10:50am

I've been getting tons of feedback and emails from people supporting this.  I'm still looking for people to organize and maintain chapters in their own states and local areas.  If your interested please let me know.

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