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Old 04-05-2022, 12:54 PM
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Final results:
  • FAA forwarded 632 pages in response to my FOIA request
  • 629 pages of agreements (156) w/ CBOs, clubs, AMA, etc. in response to my FOIA request
  • Average agreement is 3.9 pages in length
  • 11 sites forwarded to DoD for response (still pending)
  • Most recent agreement forwarded by FAA was 29 Oct 2021 (less than 6 months ago)
  • 10 agreements with 2021 dates
  • 62 agreements with 2020 dates
  • 41 of the clubs had specific agreement expiration dates
  • Of 41 clubs with agreement expiration dates, 38 are expired (i.e. invalid)
  • If club had multiple max altitudes based on conditions, I gave credit to the highest (best case)

The impact of AMA's "Influence"?
  • 96.7% of agreements (151 clubs) limited to 400 feet or less
  • 11.5 % of agreements (18) limited to 200 feet or less
  • 3.2% of agreements (5) were greater than 400 (3x600, 1 ea 1000 & 2000)
  • All but one site approved for >400 comes with additional requirements

(added) Of 134 dated after LAANC in effect (23 July 2019 per AMA - when AMA started working to get high altitudes):
  • 96.2% (129) at or below 400 feet

One more thing:
In the entire package, there is no agreement with any entity that gives authority to operate above 400 AGL at "Taj-Muncie"

Last edited by franklin_m; 04-06-2022 at 03:12 AM. Reason: Removed a line feed or two to clean up