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Feb 15, 2012, 10:13 PM
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FAA bill passes, aeromodeling exempted

Many of you already know this but I thought I would pass along the good news on FAA regulations that were recently passed as they pertain to RC soaring. Bottom line: as long as we are more than 5 miles from any airport (Davis strip is 5.6mi away) there is no need to alert any tower nor is there any flight altitude restriction. Only new restriction is on FPV planes that must stay within "visual line of sight" of the pilot.

The AMA press release announcement on the Senate FAA bill action is here.

Extracts from the actual bill can be found here.

You can read ongoing comments from RC Groups people in this thread (jump to the end for the latest comments). There is good commentary here IMO.

Let's all cross our fingers and hope they leave us alone for awhile.

Chris B.
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