WATCH THIS VIDEO THEN PLEASE WRITE THE FAA!!

Please take the time to watch the excellent video below.  Following that, send the FAA your comments regarding their new proposed rules.  You have only until March 2nd!!!

—  John Forester has written his response to the FAA below:

“FAA DICTATES THE END OF AMATEUR, RECREATIONAL FLYING OF MODEL AIRCRAFT

John Forester; AMA #523616; Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego; forester@johnforester.com

The FAA’s great mistake is in confusing both commercial “drone” activity (much of which is now only the speculative use of drones to deliver packages to homes and offices) and amateur, recreational flying of model aircraft, putting both within one rule. These are entirely different activities, supported by different industries, used by different people, for entirely different purposes, and dating from different eras. The FAA states that the facilities and airspace used for flying model aircraft will always be diminishing until this activity no longer can occur. . .”  READ MORE

 

—  Eric Shapiro has shared his thoughts in the article below:

“sUAS Monitoring, ADS-B, what is it?, Flightradar24, Calfire Tracking

As pilots of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) AKA drones and/or r/c airplanes, helicopters, etc., you will be forced to consider upcoming legislation that may impact your r/c hobby. There is a proposal before the FAA to monitor sUAS aerial activity in the future. The implementation for which is expected in a few years from early 2020. . .”  READ MORE

 

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