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US DoT Seeks Public Comments on UAS Registration

Discussion in 'News' started by liair, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. liair

    May 16, 2014
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  2. LuvMyTJ

    Staff Member

    Feb 9, 2014
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    Live! From New York!
    It has been here - Link to Comments Section for UAS Task Force | DJI Phantom Forum
    But it needs to be seen again. Do not roll over and let this happen.

    2012 FAA Modernization Act says it can't be done, why has this not been discussed more?

    Section 336 of that act expressly forbids any further rules or regulation for hobbyiest fliers.

    (a) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law
    relating to the incorporation of unmanned aircraft systems into Fed-
    eral Aviation Administration plans and policies, including this sub-
    title, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may
    not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft,
    or an aircraft being developed as a model aircraft, if—
    (1) the aircraft is flown strictly for hobby or recreational
    (2) the aircraft is operated in accordance with a commu-
    nity-based set of safety guidelines and within the programming
    of a nationwide community-based organization;
    (3) the aircraft is limited to not more than 55 pounds un-
    less otherwise certified through a design, construction, inspec-
    tion, flight test, and operational safety program administered
    by a community-based organization;
    (4) the aircraft is operated in a manner that does not inter-
    fere with and gives way to any manned aircraft; and
    (5) when flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator
    of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the airport air
    traffic control tower (when an air traffic facility is located at
    the airport) with prior notice of the operation (model aircraft
    operators flying from a permanent location within 5 miles of an
    airport should establish a mutually-agreed upon operating pro-
    cedure with the airport operator and the airport air traffic con-
    trol tower (when an air traffic facility is located at the airport)).

    That laws is found on page 72 of the act in this link.


    That section allows them to make new rules to punish people who violate the already standing safety rules and guidelines but it expressly prohibits them from expanding regulation on hobby fliers.
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  3. BlackTracer

    Mar 29, 2014
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    Winter Park, FL USA
    Seems like section 4 has been violated therefore leaving the door open.
  4. kminton327

    Sep 27, 2015
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    They are going to get the publics opinion, that's the same thing as asking the public about "gun control" as most people who will respond don't have a clue about fire arms and blame the gun and not the hand that pulls the trigger!!! Drones are quickly becoming the "evil black rifle" of the hobby industry
  5. snerd

    May 5, 2015
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    All it will take is an Executive Order. It's been done so many times by presidents, to go around Congress, that it's an accepted practice now. We've given WAY too much power to the Executive Branch of our government.............. we'll pay dearly down the road if it's not returned to a balance of powers.
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