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    Don't just read the exemption. Read all the FAA...

    Don't just read the exemption. Read all the FAA UAV docs leading up to their interpretation starting with AC-91-57 of 1981. The AMA may win a few minor points in their suit against the FAA's...
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    I’m with you 100% on this one commander. I think the money would be better spent on educating the membership and the general hobbyist public on the airspace requirements and the dangers involved in...
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    Lets not blame all of this on the government. ...

    Lets not blame all of this on the government. First we have an organization that spent X amount of dollar’s lobbying Congress for an exemption to a segment or UAVs from regulation. The 112th...
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    Well that is the definition of “Pro Bono” isn’t it? If you wish to believe that nobody is footing the bill for those costs then have it your way. Somebody is putting in the time and as they say...
  5. He was also flying below 500 feet which "isn't...

    He was also flying below 500 feet which "isn't the smartest thing in the world for a pilot to be doing."

    Frank
  6. Very true, ask singer John Denver. Frank

    Very true, ask singer John Denver.

    Frank
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    Nothing!

    Nothing!
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    Pro bono or not, somebody is paying the bill for...

    Pro bono or not, somebody is paying the bill for his defense and it is us tax payers that are paying for the prosecution. He was operating a commercial enterprise in the USA and in the process...
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    Okay, if I understand this correctly Raphael...

    Okay, if I understand this correctly Raphael Pirker lost his last appeal on the basis that the FAA did not have regulatory authority over model aircraft and he is now appealing on the basis that he...
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    You have a membership here at RCU if you are...

    You have a membership here at RCU if you are posting just like the rest of us and by the way the AMA charters clubs and "sanctions" competitions. You need to learn something about an organization...
  11. Poll: Yea, it is not an insurance "Ripoff". The AMA is...

    Yea, it is not an insurance "Ripoff". The AMA is the governing body for all official RC sporting activities in the U.S. and reports to the NAA for national competitions and the FAI for international...
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    I read it that he rolled inverted shortly after...

    I read it that he rolled inverted shortly after being cleared to land before going in. In any case tragic.

    Frank
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    Mr. Slade's profile puts him in Lewistown, Pa....

    Mr. Slade's profile puts him in Lewistown, Pa. and I too fail to see the connection between that tragedy and this discussion, unless of course he is suggesting that a drone brought it down. At this...
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    If that were the case they would not be able to...

    If that were the case they would not be able to justify including model aircraft in the TFRs.

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    John, You need to keep up with the discussion. ...

    John,
    You need to keep up with the discussion. It was not my request, it was the commander's (franklin_m) request that was formally denied by the FAA. If we (model aircraft) are included in...
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    Not so fast, They said; A refusal like...

    Not so fast, They said;



    A refusal like this may be newsworthy but it points out inconsistences in the laws. With no means of granting his request under the current laws they (FAA) had no...
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    Not really, a refusal like this may be newsworthy...

    Not really, a refusal like this may be newsworthy but it points out inconsistences in the laws. With no means of granting his request under the current laws they (FAA) had no choice but to refuse...
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    If you think that is bad you should have been...

    If you think that is bad you should have been posting on the AMA forum awhile back when they had their own forum. The moderation and editing of posts got so bad they finally closed it in favor of...
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    No, 336 does not exempt us. In fact in answer to...

    No, 336 does not exempt us. In fact in answer to Brad's post #26 question 336 (a.) (5)when flown within 5 miles of an airport, the operator of the aircraft provides the airport operator and the...
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    Lets use some common sense here. Now look at...

    Lets use some common sense here. Now look at AC-91-57;
    MODEL AIRCRAFT OPERATING STANDARDS

    1. PURPOSE. This advisory circular outlines, and encourages voluntary compliance with, safety standards...
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    Brad, I do not believe that mandated education...

    Brad,
    I do not believe that mandated education and licensing is the way to go, yet. But here is where I think the AMA could and should get ahead of the issues. The AMA should immediately start an...
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    Well put Brad, Thank you, and don't you just...

    Well put Brad, Thank you, and don't you just hate it when that happens (duplicate post).

    Frank
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    Keith, We missed a chance to elect a retired...

    Keith,
    We missed a chance to elect a retired professional pilot (Horrace Cain) to the EVP position in this last election cycle. The membership went with the incumbent. I asked a similar question...
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    You’re welcome and thank you for very eloquently stating your perspective of the subject. Very well said.

    Frank
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    Good point however it would be better if we tried...

    Good point however it would be better if we tried a few test cases with actual situations like a club event or a club field that is adversely affected by one of these permanent NOTAMs. Making up...
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