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Old Dec 31, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Thanks Gary... It is a blessing in disguise. The logging and reporting burden alone was enough to take all the fun (profit) out of it. Now, we can breathe easy and our clients, under COA, can enjoy a level of privacy not found at a federal facility
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 07:18 PM
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I like how Alaska got 7 flying sites in multiple states. Maybe you guys should have saved time, money and aggravation and threw in with them??
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 07:36 PM
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What kind of logging and reporting were you doing?

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Thanks Gary... It is a blessing in disguise. The logging and reporting burden alone was enough to take all the fun (profit) out of it. Now, we can breathe easy and our clients, under COA, can enjoy a level of privacy not found at a federal facility
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Frank, how is the logbook coming along?
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 08:50 PM
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I gave up on that app a couple of years ago. It was taking the FAA so long to do anything I saw no point in continuing. My beta testers gave it good comments, and I had a lot of logging and reporting in it and planned on refining that when some guidelines came out. Over the last few days I have considered a partial rewrite in a new version of my development environment, which now supports the database the Androids use. I haven't decided yet, but this project actually started 6 years ago so maybe or maybe not.

I think it would have been useful, it logged all usage, tracked scheduled maintenance, had a lot of work in it. It just never got a chance to go anywhere.

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Old Jan 01, 2014, 03:10 PM
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What kind of logging and reporting were you doing?
None... Cal UAS was not selected.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 09:36 PM
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Well, just apply for the old training CoA… better yet, see if you can an MOU with the nearest restricted or warning airspace.
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Old Jan 01, 2014, 10:40 PM
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We're in the middle of 12 million acres of restricted airspace and have a great working relationship with China Lake. Two of our clients have COAs so far. We are the private choice for commercial UAS testing.
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 10:02 AM
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Sounds like you are ready to go. Just have to work up a business plan that allows for small manufacturers to play. Then offer up a value proposition that makes them want to voluntarily comply with the current FAA policy.I think it could be historic.
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 11:34 AM
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A couple of small manufacturers have said they are waiting for prices from the test sites it will be interesting to see what replies they get. It will also be interesting to see if platforms already being used commercially and signed off in other parts of the world will be welcome.
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 04:30 PM
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Keep an eye on Cal UAS, California's UAS Development and Technology Center!!!

Patrick, you were at our open house... It was like Woodstock... Was there any similar public embrace at any other UAS test site applicant?
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 11:31 PM
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Yes, it was like Woodstock, open and general public friendly… flags and BBQ. The other test sites are very vendor centric. I was in on Nevada's effort from day one (2011) and when Texas got started. Texas had a deal going where you had to pay thousands of dollars to talk at the meetings. The Texas site was in the shadow of DFW. The Nevada effort was nuts too as they wanted to accommodate everything up to Global Hawk. I don't believe the two can ever play together for a gate fee that makes sense to small business.

I just wish we had more cohesion in the community.
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Old Jan 03, 2014, 02:29 AM
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The community still thinks its interests are being looked after. They are of course in Europe and China. Spotting innovation and assisting it will be the key. Otherwise the test sites will just be looking at the same old thing. How about a bi monthly open hanger meet, that allows folks space to play with their concepts and meet like minded folk.
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Old Jan 03, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Wot?! AUVSI is the worlds largest advocacy group leading the way from the U.S.
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:04 AM
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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - Systems Safety Assessment

The JARUS deliverable “AMC RPAS.1309”, and the associated document “Scoping Paper to AMC RPAS.1309”, are now available on the JARUS website for external consultation. These documents are the output of more than 3 years of work by a dedicated working group within JARUS. They provide a means to conduct a system safety assessment in support of RPAS type-certification, including defining system availability and integrity levels. The background and rationale for the approach taken is fully documented in the supporting scoping paper. These documents can be found under the “Draft Deliverables” tab on http://www.jarus-rpas.org, together with the online comment form for each document.

The deadline for providing comments is March 28, 2014.
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