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FAA Reauthorization Bill: Take Two

Discussion in 'News' started by ianwood, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. ianwood

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  2. 185EZ

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    I followed the rules and registered with the FAA like a good citizen.
    If this gets to be difficult and no fun to fly then I'll just find another hobby.
    getting silly if you ask me
     
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    night flying is the best
     
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    Agree on the Yay's and the Boo's!
    Fix the Boo's, and we might be able to have some real unfettered flying!
     
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    Instead of reading 289 pages, I will wait for the Cliff Notes version.
     
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    I'm not sure everyone understands what this means in detail, including me. Can you elaborate please?
     
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    Read pages 80-100...most of the meat is in there.
     
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    So this is for "Hobby Flight"? It doesn't address commercial operations unless my eyes went crossed and missed that completely (very possible now LOL).
     
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    Oh how I wish I had gotten THIS message earlier LOL!
     
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    In my opinion, due to the increasing popularity of the sport and the high numbers that are being registered the government will find a way to tax/charge or somehow collect revenue from it. And I mean more than the paltry $5 registration fee.Wait and see, the government will find a way to get into your pocketbook if you want to keep flying.
     
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    While I "could" see this happening the "Registration Fee" for aircraft has been $5 for decades and decades.
     
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    Yea but they could raise that, or just say that is the equivalent of a drivers license, now you need to put a license plate on your drone say $100 / $200 year. Or you need to buy some insurance or something they require that they sell or who knows what. When it comes to fees/taxes just collecting $$$ the government can get very creative. More than we could ever imagine.
     
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    Me too. This is typical of the lawyers who write these things. They use 1000 words where 100 will say the same thing.
     
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    Actually, the only relevant UAS specific sections are contained in pages 46-111.

    Among other items of note on pages 48 and 49:
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    b) CONSIDERATIONS.—As part of the standards developed under subsection (a), the Director shall consider—
    (4)"the feasibility of the development and operation of a publicly searchable online database to further enable the immediate remote identification of any unmanned aircraft and its operator by the general public"
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    Clearly, the
    intent is to make the database publicly searchable...:cool:
     
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    More nuggets:
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    Development of standards for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system, which may include solutions for—

    ‘‘(A) developing and enforcing geographic and altitude limitations;

    ‘‘(B) classifications of airspace where manufacturers must prevent flight of an unmanned aircraft system;

    ‘‘(C) classifications of airspace where manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems must alert the operator to hazards or limitations on flight;

    ‘‘(D) sense and avoid capabilities; and

    ‘‘(E) beyond-line-of-sight, nighttime operations and unmanned traffic management, or other critical research priorities
     
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    I can never applaud more government involvement in anything I do.
     
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    It's easier to get a concealed weapon permit than fly my phantom
     
  18. ianwood

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    Let's not go there.
     
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    wow
     
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