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Amazon Sends Warning to FAA

Discussion in 'News' started by ianwood, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. ianwood

    ianwood Taco Wrangler
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    It's a shame to many old school people still hold high positions bet they still carry a pager .
    We are are own worst enemy .
     
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    Go Amazon! Let's get a few of the heavy hitters putting some pressure on the administration and see what happens.
     
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    This is good news. With Amazon as strong (and growing stronger) and wanting to use these, it benefits us all.

    We need more positive publicity. We also need a UAV association and/or lobby. Without one the only thing the dopes in DC will ever hear are the uncommon and stupid uses of these and base regulation on that tiny percentage. We need a voice!
     
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    Here's a quick civics lesson: Laws are made by Congress. The FAA operates under rules developed under laws passed by Congress. For example, the reason that a 333 exemption requires a pilot certification is because Congress failed to include authorization in the Act of 2012 allowing the FAA to exempt that requirement. The FAA is not autonomous. The White House is the Executive Branch. The White House enforces what Congress passes.

    And don't be too sure about the economy just yet.
     
  6. ianwood

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    Holy thread revival. Thanks for the lesson. Pretty much what I already knew. Too bad our congress is about as effective as a group of kindergartners at working together.

    As for the economy, Amazon would argue that times are good! They just surpassed Walmart in valuation.
     
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    Yay something else to argue about ! The economy :)
    engage.gif ;)
     
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    go get'em Amazon.

    The FAA needs to crap or get off the pot... ;)
     
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    How true, so true. Boehner put off taking up the renewal of the FAA Re-authorization (2012) to the last minute in September, which doesn't help with the NPRM.

    Here are some additional thoughts on that issue: https://southernhelicam.com/reform-ยง44711/
     
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    This may be true but each agency is left to promulgate the rules by which they will enforce what they perceive to be a mandate by Congress or for purely political motives. They have considerable leeway in how they enact so called "laws" from congress so please do not try to make excuses for the morons at the FAA! They have absolutely no jurisdiction or authority to control recreational use of UAV's PERIOD. I am totally amazed how many people assume that whatever FAA (or any other government agency) dictates is the unquestionable law of the land. That is not the way our system of government was designed. Unfortunately I think we can all agree that the federal government has gotten totally out of proportion to anything our founding fathers had envisioned for this nation.
     
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