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FAA over reach again?

Discussion in 'News' started by devveldogg, Jan 25, 2015.

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    Or perhaps it's just another example of trying to prevent commercial aviation jobs from being taken away. The FAA claims their top goal is air safety, but it really seems like a cover to protect jobs.
     
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    I had thought that too, especially when they want a PPL to fly a UAV commercially .
     
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    It's not uncommon for aviation related groups/companies to push back on the FAA when people want to try new things like this. The same thing is occurring for people who want to take photos for commercial use. These groups are pushing the FAA to require Phantom pilots to have a pilot license -- just like these people are being pushed to have a commercial pilot license.
     
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    It's Uber for airplanes... who knew? :D
     
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    I am a member of FlyteNow. I really don't think the FAA can win this one. It's just taking the bulletin board at the airport cafe with the note "I am flying this weekend, who wants to come with me?" and putting it on a website. You have to be a pilot to join FlyteNow, so the website is actually more secure than the corkboard next to the Coke machine in the airport cafe, where anyone, not just pilots can make the connection.

    In an email from FlyteNow a couple of months ago:
     
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    Common sense would agree with you but we all know $$$ is all that matters in these situations. The airlines will pressure them into it so they do not lose out. The same way the taxi services shut down Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others in many cities around the US. It is a sad state of affairs when $$$ is put above the greater good.