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Trouble - the FAA asks for LEO assistance

Discussion in 'News' started by SteveMann, Jan 12, 2015.

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    Trouble - the FAA asks for LEO assistance. It means that they are in way over their head or their collective head is closer to ground level than first suspected.
    http://www.faa.gov/uas/law_enforcement/

    Here's the headline:
    (If you are a licensed pilot, you may recall the last time the FAA and LLEO conspired with Homeland Security and dozens of pilots on purely interstate flights were illegally stopped Gestapo-style with guns drawn, dogs on the leash, detained and searched "with prejudice" solely because the flights began in Arizona or California without a Flight Plan [Note, no Flight Plan is required for a VFR flight].)

    Here's some of the more disturbing lines in the FAA announcement and attached PDF file:
    This implies that an unregistered aircraft is suspect.

    Arrests are what LEO do first.

    'Collect Evidence' will almost always mean confiscation of your aircraft.
     
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