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Old 04-19-2018, 04:36 PM
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Does anyone know how many sent in the Section 336 petition thus far?
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:46 AM
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I read this on another forum
Only 13,172 signatures which is pretty darn disappointing. We need more signatures.

Out of alleged 200,000 members.

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Old 04-20-2018, 11:37 AM
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There are currently two paths to fly legally in the U.S. – either under Section 336 or under the FAA's Small UAS Rule (Part 107). If Section 336 is repealed, everyone will have to take an in person test, pay for a remote pilot's certificate, and fly under Part 107 rules. Under Part 107, an individual must be at least 16 years of age to obtain the remote pilot's certificate, so this path leaves AMA's 50,000 youth members unable to fly.



We can ill-afford apathy in this case. I signed the petition and also called my Members of Congress offices.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:11 AM
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I suspect that if 336 is repealed, the FAA will write rules for model aircraft (God forbid) for recreational operations. I suspect it'll be what I call a "107 lite" where the person takes an online knowledge test as part of the registration process. The test will be on the "107 lite" recreational operational rules, reading a section so the person understands where they can and cannot fly, how to read a TFR/NOTAM, and where to get info.

I don't think it's going to be awful if it's repealed.
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Originally Posted by franklin_m View Post
I suspect that if 336 is repealed, the FAA will write rules for model aircraft (God forbid) for recreational operations. I suspect it'll be what I call a "107 lite" where the person takes an online knowledge test as part of the registration process. The test will be on the "107 lite" recreational operational rules, reading a section so the person understands where they can and cannot fly, how to read a TFR/NOTAM, and where to get info.

I don't think it's going to be awful if it's repealed.
I didn't for a minute think the FAA had any intentions whatsoever of abdicating it's complete rule over the airspace to a private organization (the AMA) . If they had any such intentions , they would have accepted the "AMA number as FAA number" plan back when the AMA first broached the idea at the beginning of #336 . It is my personal belief that in the meantime of the existence of #336 , those who run the FAA have seen countless of the "Mayhem Field" type videos and decided it's best not to let a private organization with no enforcement power/authority have separate control of devices operating in it's (the FAA's) airspace .

Anyone see this any differently ?
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Here we are again with the AMA trying to rally the members into another letter writing campaign. That's great but again, what is the AMA doing for us ...the members, in regards to this ordeal?
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:18 PM
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and please remember, only about 130 thousand or so of those 200 thousand members AMA crows about are of legal voting age.
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
and please remember, only about 130 thousand or so of those 200 thousand members AMA crows about are of legal voting age.
And based on recent elections, only about 60,000 of them bother to vote.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Appowner View Post
And based on recent elections, only about 60,000 of them bother to vote.
Check your numbers.

It was a FRACTION of 60,000 that voted....

SAD.

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Originally Posted by astrohog View Post
Check your numbers.

It was a FRACTION of 60,000 that voted....

SAD.

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I was comparing to national elections. Giving them the benefit of the doubt. But you're right, as far as AMA elections go a sad commentary on the hobby. And when this whole FAA/Drone thing really blows up in our faces, will it be the non-voters who scream the loudest?
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