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Dealing with the FAA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mjw, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. mjw

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    Has anyone out there gone through the registration process with the FAA - I requested the forms - took two weeks - forms are not drone specific - would like to read what others have done and experienced.
     
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    There are numerous threads on this topic. And it is not P3 specific. So it has been moved to the General section. Please post in the correct sections.

    Any questions, check here: P3 Forum Posting Guidelines
     
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    They lost my first package, claim they never received it, so had to send it again.
     
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    "That Guy" went through the Section 333 exemption process, not the aircraft registration. He did not answer the question of the "N" number.

    "Registration is required for all unmanned aircraft (UA) operated for non-hobby or non-recreational purposes."
    Here's a new page on the FAA website that may help: [link]
     
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    OP wasn't clear about what exactly he's trying to accomplish but there's no reason to do one process without the other.
     
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    I emailed a generic FAA address a couple of weeks ago - the other day three 8050-2's showed up in the mail - no directions - NADA - the link provided gives a great amount of typical government convaluted directions - I am going to try to work through them and submit a completed 8050-2 - I keep reading about pilot qualifications as well - that makes no sense either - we'll see how the adventure turns out
     
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    The FAA currently requires a minimum of a sport or recreational pilot license. There is no getting around that requirement.
     
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    but yet on the 8050 form there is no mention of it - the 8050 is all the fas sent when I requested the forms to register a drone -
     
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    You don't need a pilot license to register an aircraft. It'll be needed in order to use your exemption.
     
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    getting a sport license implies some kind of formal training, etc -
     
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    Sure thing. You cannot just fill out a form, pay $20, and get a license.
     
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    Would you mind pointing me to the gas link - and hoe did you handale the exception part - I don't underdtand the open docket stuff and how to submit the information - did u have to get a student license first then a sport license
     
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    You seem to be very confused. What are you trying to accomplish?
    If you want to obtain a section 333 exemption to fly commercially go here:

    http://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/

    And yes, all 333 approvals require the pilot in command to hold at least a sport pilot license:

    http://www.faa.gov/pilots/become/student_cert/

    To register your drone with the FAA, which is required for 333 exemption, go here:
    http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/

    Once you have read all this information, you'll have a better understanding as to what is needed.
     
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    I am a real estate inspector and I want to use the Phantom 3 to inspect roofs too steep to walk on - and if I read the requirements correctly - using an unmanned aircraft for commercial use requires it be registered - I have managed to find the majority of links you took the time to reference (thanks so much) - but for example the directions refer to an open docket - I end up at that page and there is a big blank square in which I assume one is enter some information - what I have no idea - other directions say one has stop have a "sports pilot' license other sources say you have to submit an 8050-1 to register the drone - I emailed the FAA weeks ago for info on the process, they mailed me three 8050-1 and nothing else - i want to do the right thing, but yes I am confused
     
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    " if I read the requirements correctly - using an unmanned aircraft for commercial use requires it be registered..." Registration is the easiest step.
    http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/

    You need an FAA 333 exemption.
    start here and read everything before filing your application.
    http://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/how_to_file_a_petition/

    You can read all the approved 333 exemptions here, they can help you draft your request:
    http://www.faa.gov/uas/legislative_programs/section_333/333_authorizations/

    Read everything.
     
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    I guess I read too much - but on the FAA site for pilot license to qualify for a "student license" one of the criteria is to get physical - I must be missing something
    • You are at least 16 years old. If you plan to pilot a glider or balloon, you must be at least 14 years old.
    • You can read, speak, and understand English
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    • You hold at least a current third-class medical certificate. If you plan to pilot a glider or balloon, you only have to certify that you have no medical defect that would make you unable to pilot a glider or balloon.
     
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    Thanks, worked through the registration and the exemption stuff - now to tackle the pilot application
     
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    Wow, on another page, another tab another link the FAA states a drivers license will do for the medical certificate -