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Old Mar 17, 2015, 06:41 PM
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AMA's Response to the FAA's sUAS NPRM

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Old Mar 17, 2015, 06:48 PM
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 09:31 PM
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Now Amazon wants 200' ceiling for hobbyists.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/i...ver-u-s-skies/
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 08:21 PM
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Interesting story thanks for posting it. You are right that the proposal would limit non-automated radio control (hobbyist) to under 200 but the full proposal has several other nasty items as well.

Under the proposal: (see table)
Without a transponder and internet linked ground station radio control would be restricted to "predefined low risk locations"
Any RC aircraft with a transponder but without an full autopilot would be limited to "daytime LOS under 200 feet in rural areas, and limited operations in suburban areas" In practice I think "limited operations" would translate into all but banned.


I also find this proposal interesting from a political angle as well. It lays out a divide and conquer plan that at every level cynically offers the more powerful group some little carrot to get them on board.

Park flyers vs AMA field flyers, as all park flyers would be banned from flying in their back yards and parks they would have to join AMA fields.

Full scale pilots get to keep all the air space over 400ft and have it cleared of drones and RC while AMA field flyers are caped under 200 feet.
(Amazon could have proposed a drone lane in 500ft to 1000ft airspace or even the 1000ft to 2000ft airspace, for example RC 0 to 1000ft, drones 1000ft to 2000ft, full scale maned over 2000ft)

Big $ drones with all the fancy equipment get to drive the low cost basic camera drones from the skies.
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