|View Poll Results: Would you join if this was protecting you and the public ?|
|Yes - I think any idea to protect this hobby is a great idea||0||0%|
|Yes, but I would want to ensure it suits my current flying first||1||100.00%|
|Voters: 1. You may not vote on this poll|
|May 21, 2013, 11:57 PM|
FPV - Pilots association
I would like your take on the following. Most know, that the FPV community as a whole is changing and will fall under some major rules in due course. This is unavoidable, and to a certain point, understandable.
Had we flown under the radar, ( pun intended ) this would not of come up on CASA task list. However, it now has. I have been told that changes are being formulated and I strongly believe it could be a positive change and an opportunity to form a self regulating body to govern our hobby to protect both the pilots, and the public and keep this in line with CASA`s guild-lines by FPV pilots, NOT paper pushers and rubber stampers who simply don't understand it or care about it.
The main concern is lack of responsibility or recourse. Should the unthinkable happen ( Mid air between an FPV plane and full scale ) or damage to someone or something on the ground, This does NOT have to be the case.
Consider a proactive approach here: For the full scale pilots amount us here, you may remember the Ultralight era ? This was VERY similar to FPV`n now. It came out of a cottage industry, people`s garages and for the most part flew under the radar UNTIL... the press got a hold of it like we have seen in the last 6-12 month.
Everyone went and bought a quicksilver and with out any flight instructions, put one together and then tried to learn to fly ! Alot were unsuccessful and the results were often fatal ! For thoses that leant to fly, most are still enjoying them today and have often gone on to aviation stardom !
RAA ( Recreational Aviation Australia ) formed many years after and it became law to fly with both a licence and rego.
Now, With the Press`s constant coverage of " drones " every one wants to go and buy one...Main problem is, they are NOT drones... and you need to LEARN to fly before undertaking said activities. This is history repeating itself ! and believe me.. It will.
This is both a major blessing ( If you selling FPV planes ) or a major curse if your just a hobbist like most of us ( or an RC jerno like me who sticks my neck out and is the first person they call ) who just wants to go flying...
So what can we do to be pro active here ? If we could form a simply body like the RAA ( FPVAA ) and all pilots would need to do is pay a simply annual membership ( say $75-100 ) per year and receive a pilot certificate after doing an online test and adhere to displaying rego on there plane... would you do it ?
I fully appreciate that the most important part being an actually physical test but bear with me here..
Please answer the POLL question, If your answer is NO, please discuss why in this thread
EDIT: This has already taken shape in the FPV Oz thread but people feel it warrants a dedicated discussing here .
Last edited by OzparkPilot; May 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM.
|May 22, 2013, 12:18 AM|
Australia, QLD, Gold Coast
Joined Jul 2012
Well, that is a seriously loaded poll... Yes or yes... I don't think you're going to get an overview of general opinion that way.
|May 22, 2013, 12:24 AM|
I think you'd be pushing your luck to get many people to join up mate. Yeah there is the membership costs, but if we're talking legally then you've got the costs associated with legally using long range uhf gear as well. And lets face it, if its got anything to do with the government or casa, you can easily add another zero or two onto the costings you provided.
I don't even have maaa/amas affiliation yet, and probably won't be any time soon either. To go out and pay fees, memberships, licensing etc etc before I even take off in a $700 machine before I've even figured out if I want to pursue it long term...
I think that will be akin to your typical response from most :/
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