RCAPA petitions the FAA, now its time to act.

Let the battle commence, people will be getting bored of me pushing this issue. But if you ever want to turn a dime with a UAS in the USA or have sensible rules for flight you had better start making a noise.

Patrick Egan starts his article in sUAS News like this

RCAPA cites incongruities in the UAS ARC charter and what is transpiring as part of an alleged “public process”. The charter and membership roster FOIA requested by sUAS News is applicable and of concern to the small business, end-user and academic community stakeholders. This egregious oversight is yet another example of what many in the global airspace integration community view as subpar leadership and questionable administrative actions taken by the UAPO (Unmanned Aircraft Program Office.) These and other purported irregular practices have been highlighted and are not going unnoticed by elected officials. It begs the question, at what point do we as taxpayers say, enough.

A letter to the FAA which is so far unanswered is also there.

This is just the first step, the NPRM process is ever closer and louder noise will be needed then.

RCAPA is free to join find them here and perhaps consider a tweet if you do such things.

Here is a copy and paste tweet.

HEY FAA UAS in the NAS today the RCAPA way suasnews.com/2012/01/11217/… #FAA #UAS #UAV #diydrones #suasnews #AUVSI 

Join the Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/groups/317984811558233/ and add support

Finally LinkedIN http://www.linkedin.com/groups/RCAPA-4230773

Lets try and make this Friday the 13th an interesting one in Washington.

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Comment by Martin Szymanski on January 13, 2012 at 12:46am

Birds and Geese are more of a problem as well as some other environmental concerns.

Possibly this is a Governmental Complacency to where the problems are actual.

Comment by Hans on January 13, 2012 at 6:04am

letter sent, ive been knocking at this door for quite some time, 

Comment by Patrick Egan on January 13, 2012 at 8:13am

Good show Hans

Get grassroots! Cut and paste the letter or get on the phone to your Federal representative. Tell the FAA to get off our back.

This should interest everyone here as there are no provisions for hobby autonomous use. FPV is a concern...

These two activities are hanging like a loose tooth. 


Comment by Paul Marsh on January 13, 2012 at 8:37am

@Patrick -- Does "no provisions for hobby..." mean that the activity will be banned, or just not regulated?

Comment by John Church on January 13, 2012 at 8:47am

Senators McCain and Kyl have been made aware. Thank you for the assistance with your form letter.

Comment by Patrick Egan on January 13, 2012 at 9:44am

Good on ya John... That's what we're here for. 

The hobby thing is ridding with the AMA. Currently no autonomous flights are allowed. From what the FAA has told me, no hobby autopilots. Enforcement is another issue... Folks can operate outside of the law, but that's not my idea of a relaxing hobby.

Comment by Paul Marsh on January 13, 2012 at 10:46am

Three letters sent.

Comment by Ellison Chan on January 13, 2012 at 11:12am

I hope that you guys in the US work it out quickly, so that Canada can do the same as usual and follow the lead.

Comment by MechatronicsLLC on January 14, 2012 at 11:12am

Letters sent.  Thanks for your efforts on this Patrick.

Comment by Patrick Egan on January 14, 2012 at 5:00pm

No problem... Let's turn up the heat!


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