Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

must read for all

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by flpholt, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. captainmilehigh

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
    Interesting read. So, as a 'hobbiest' I must not be flying FPV, or I need to comply with Part 107. Ok, VLOS it is. Guess I'm gonna need some really GOOD glasses. .


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
     
    Blue Bird and cfd701 like this.
  2. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    found it really interesting so if you fly racing drone with googles or phantom with googles you must have a 107 licenses
     
  3. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    funny thing most people wont read it and not know there doing something wrong will find out monday
     
  4. ROD PAINTER

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2015
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    48
    Part 107 does not apply if you are flying as a hobby. It does apply if you are flying for compensation.
     
    Mike_Flys likes this.
  5. Monte55

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    2,198
    Likes Received:
    517
    Location:
    Raymore Missouri
    So flying BVLOS and using a phone or tablet is FPV also...so this is not limited to goggles...correct?
     
  6. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    read again if using goggles for hobby says you have to have 107
     
  7. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    we really wont know until Monday how it is all going to shake out
     
  8. ROD PAINTER

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2015
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    48
    If you are not flying for compensation
    I don't use goggles so does not pertain to me. End of discussion
     
  9. captainmilehigh

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
    Crazy. The Forbes article states one thing, but I looked all over the FAA site for the same info, and didn't find that referenced.

    So I will wear my Superman long-distance glasses and see the drone, just a dot, way way out there.....


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
     
    ROD PAINTER and Blue Bird like this.
  10. Blue Bird

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Dade County, Florida
    I wonder how they will bust peeps with out the certificate flying FPV?
    DJI'S Cloud will give most if not all flight info to the FAA.
    The distance of the flights is where I can see this might be how they will find out via GPS flight path and distance.
    You could claim you had spotters maybe.
    This could really thin out many that can't afford the test after spending so much already.
     
    captainmilehigh and ROD PAINTER like this.
  11. LuvMyTJ

    LuvMyTJ ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2014
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    4,376
    Location:
    Live! From New York!
    Someone please show me something directly on the FAA site that says a hobby flyer will be required to get a 107 cert to fly with or without FPV. Until I see it on the FAA page it is just a rumor as far as I am concerned.
     
  12. captainmilehigh

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
    I agree also. The Forbes article said hobbyists "may" be required to be certified, but didn't quote any FAA regs. I think it's bogus too.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
     
    pomonabill220 and ROD PAINTER like this.
  13. Easy-V

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    5
    This:

    (re-read it...is a hobbyist drone a model aircraft?)
     
  14. RJ_Make

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Maryland
    Yes

    Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk
     
  15. RJ_Make

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Maryland
    I wondered how VLOS was going to be handled.


    So if your not flying under 102? You are automatically flying under 107? You had better have that license.

    Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk
     
  16. RJ_Make

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Maryland
    And... who gave the FAA the authority to regulate aircraft under 55 Lbs anyway? Isn't there a congressional law prohibiting it?

    Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using Tapatalk
     
    ROD PAINTER likes this.
  17. Easy-V

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    5
    I love how unregulated airspace is being regulated.
     
    ROD PAINTER likes this.
  18. flpholt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    1,561
    Location:
    palm harbor florida
    to many rules its getting stupid
     
    ROD PAINTER likes this.
  19. Blue Bird

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Dade County, Florida
    Forbes is a fairly reputable source of info. After all they are the ones that chase those with money. If it is a rumor, then the egg will be on their face.:eek:
     
    #20 Blue Bird, Aug 24, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
    BigAl07 likes this.