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Jun 21, 2016, 05:12 PM
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FAA UAS News


The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the final Small UAS Rule this morning. The press release is available at: https://www.faa.gov/news/press_relea...m?newsId=20515.

Please note that all provisions of the Rule, including all pilot requirements and operating rules, will be effective in August 2016, 60 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.

Details about the rule are available on the FAA’s UAS website.
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Apr 07, 2017, 01:12 PM
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Restricted Flight Areas - FAA Notice


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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here.

The Agency is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – Special Security Instructions – to establish these restrictions. The relief provided under § 997 is limited to requests from the Department of Defense and U.S. federal security and intelligence agencies based on national security interests.

U.S. military facilities are considered “sensitive” as they are vital to the nation’s security. The FAA and the Department of Defense have agreed to restrict drone flights up to 400 feet within the facility’s lateral boundaries. There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions, and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA. The restrictions are effective on April 14, 2017.

Operators who violate the airspace restrictions may be subject to enforcement action, including potential civil penalties and criminal charges.

For more information about these restrictions, including frequently asked questions, please visit the FAA’s UAS website.

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May 19, 2017, 02:35 PM
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FAA Model AC Registration System - Violates Section 336


Federal Appeals Court: The FAA's Registration Rule Violates Section 336 - RCGroups.com user John A. Taylor beats the FAA in Federal Appeals Court and voids the FAA registration for drones and model aircraft. Click the LINK to learn more!


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...May%2019%20FAA
May 08, 2018, 05:20 PM
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House of Representatives Passes FAA Reauthorization Act!


It's not finished. It has to go through the Senate before it becomes law.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ization-Act%21

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Jun 07, 2018, 09:10 AM
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Homeland warns Congress on risks of drones, seek new powers


This sounds like bad news for us.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-official...101645306.html
Sep 22, 2018, 01:50 PM
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FAA reauthorization bill


Here's the latest. This bill has not been passed and we have a chance to have an impact on it before passage.

Message from the AMA ....
https://contentsharing.net/actions/e...Jih2fZ8wjJc1tz

The current bill as sent to the House ....

https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20180924/HR302.pdf
Sep 24, 2018, 10:45 AM
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OPPOSE FAA Re-Authorization Act


Contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them to vote against this bill. Click the link below.

"Model aviation hobbyists have been flying safely in the skies since before the FAA was even created. We’re not the problem. Yet, this bill will deal a devastating blow to our hobby and the many local communities, charities and educational programs we support.

As written, this bill puts our community under the authority of the FAA, which means the agency can, at any time, impose additional regulations on model aircraft. In addition, the bill specifically imposes a 400’ altitude limit on model aircraft operating within the programming of a community-based organization (CBO), which will curtail long-standing AMA competitions and events that support local charities and non-profits. These and other changes will make it even more difficult to fly and will stifle the broader benefits of model aviation to STEM education and the broader aviation community.

It is important for you to know that this bill has not yet been voted into law. This is a critical moment and Congress needs to hear from our members on the harm this bill would do to our safe, long-standing hobby."


https://contentsharing.net/actions/e...xHauSj7rgDrisO
Sep 25, 2018, 02:01 PM
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Wrote and called Kay Granger and our two Senators today via the AMA link.

I hope you everyone does the same.
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Sep 25, 2018, 02:36 PM
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I've written both Senators and my Congressman. Links to the Senator's email .....

John Cornyn, US Senator from Texas
https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/

Ted Cruz, US Senator from Texas
https://www.cruz.senate.gov/
Sep 28, 2018, 08:26 PM
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Too late now. The Senate voted it into law.

Here it comes folks. Buckle your seat belt, the bureaucracy is invading and it will likely get ugly. A hard 400 ft ceiling is just a start. Goodby free-flight and sailplanes/gliders

"Dear Mr. Rife:

Thank you for your letter regarding the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.

I understand your concerns regarding our nation’s aviation system. Infrastructure is the backbone of a strong economy and a high quality of life. Our extensive transportation system reflects both the size of our great nation and the varied needs of the population it serves, and we must ensure we have the resources necessary to keep Texas and the United States moving.

To this end, I supported the FAA Reauthorization Act (H. R. 636), which was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (H. R. 1625; P. L. 115-141). This legislation reauthorizes and reforms agency programs through September 30, 2018. H. R. 636 also requires the FAA to address major challenges to our aviation system and advances important initiatives including: provisions related to aviation safety and training; the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones; and infrastructure needs. In addition, it supports the TSA PreCheck program, enhances security measures at foreign points of entry and airport checkpoints, and tightens access controls and employee vetting of airport workers—all without raising taxes on the American people or the travelling public.

As the 115th Congress continues to discuss changes to FAA programs and federal aviation policies, I will keep working to ensure that the federal government remains committed to supporting a safe, efficient, and fiscally responsible aviation network.

I appreciate the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,
JOHN CORNYN
United States Senator "
Oct 10, 2018, 03:23 PM
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Bloomberg Article Today


This is the kind of hyperbolic BS that will kill our hobby.

"Civilian drones pose a “steadily escalating threat,” as the devices are likely to be used by terrorists, criminal groups or drug cartels to carry out attacks in the U.S., FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate committee."

“The FBI assesses that, given their retail availability, lack of verified identification requirement to procure, general ease of use, ...."

https://www.bloombergquint.com/busin...-threat-in-u-s

Remember, "drone" is defined as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and includes everything that flies by remote or per-programmed control (eg. quads, winged aircraft, and helicopters, etc) and the government gets to define and redefine what fits in that category.
Feb 15, 2019, 04:11 PM
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Drone External Marking Banner


Drone External Marking Banner
FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

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(bottom line = ALL drones must have the number displayed. No exceptions.)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place for any flight after that date.

When the FAA first required registration of small drones in 2015, the agency mandated that the registration marking be readily accessible and maintained in readable condition. The rule granted some flexibility by permitting the marking to be placed in an enclosed compartment, such as a battery case, if it could be accessed without the use of tools.

Subsequently, law enforcement officials and the FAA’s interagency security partners have expressed concerns about the risk a concealed explosive device might pose to first responders upon opening a compartment to find a drone’s registration number. The FAA believes this action will enhance safety and security by allowing a person to view the unique identifier directly without handling the drone.

This interim final rule does not change the original acceptable methods of external marking, nor does it specify a particular external surface on which the registration number must be placed. The requirement is that it can be seen upon visual inspection of the aircraft’s exterior.

The FAA has issued this requirement as an Interim Final Rule—a rule that takes effect while also inviting public comment. The FAA issues interim final rules when delaying implementation of the rule would be impractical, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. In this case, the agency has determined the importance of mitigating the risk to first responders outweighs the minimal inconvenience this change may impose on small drone owners, and justifies implementation without a prior public comment period.

The FAA will consider comments from the public on this Interim Final Rule, and will then review any submissions to determine if the provisions of the ultimate Final Rule should be changed. The 30-day comment period will end on March 15, 2019. To submit comments, go to http://wwwregulations.gov and search for “RIN 2120-AL32.”

As Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao promised last month, the FAA also posted proposed new rules to let drones fly routinely at night and over people, and to further integrate them safely into the nation’s airspace. The comment period for these proposals is now open and ends on April 15.
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Feb 15, 2019, 04:49 PM
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Transponders in RC Aircraft


Quoted from the document linked below:

Text: H.R.5366 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)

(5) FINAL RULE REGARDING REMOTE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING OF UAVS.—Not later than one year after the effective date of this section the Secretary of Transportation shall issue a final rule requiring remote identification and tracking of UAVs, including UAVs for recreational use, to ensure that cooperative aircraft are identified.


https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-...loclr=cga-bill


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