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Old 01-28-2016, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot
Sticking your fingers in your ear will not solve anything.
Tru dat,, but adding you to my ignore list will
Old 01-28-2016, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot
Sticking your fingers in your ear will not solve anything.
Either does posting on internet forums, if that's all the action you take. Just what are you doing to fight these regulations?

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Old 01-28-2016, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
Ouch,, your words are so hurtful

I don't believe I said I was leaving the thread, I just said what I said,, words mean things bra
OOOPs sorry thought U were calling us all stupid for participating in these forums ... but if U did U are very close to correct. But being Looney Tunes is ok too.
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Originally Posted by rcmiket
Either does posting on internet forums, if that's all the action you take. Just what are you doing to fight these regulations?

Mike
Protesting. What are you doing? Back at ya.
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot
Protesting. What are you doing? Back at ya.
1- Commented to the FAA
2-Commented to my representatives in DC
3-Commented to the AMA which I am a paying member.
4- Signed the petitions out there objecting to this mess.
OK your turn. Now you besides protesting ( what ever that means) and I have yet to see the Million Modeler March covering in the press.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:00 AM
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Some say that 180K members of the AMA are incapable of swaying the FAA. There As of the end of 2014, in the US, there were an estimated 593,499 active certificated Full Scale pilots. They have swayed the FAA when certain Unpopular NPRM's came along. Just think if all persons flying any R/C TOYs had to belong to a CBO i.e. AMA we would out number Full Scale Pilots 2 to 3 to one.

Full Scale Pilots are required to avoid flying over Stadiums Power Plant and are warned about Glider operations, Sky Diving areas and Areas of higher than normal air traffic (Alert Area). Why are we, that fly any form of R/C Toys strictly for fun, Denied our share of the NAS. If it's possible for Full Scale aircraft to avoid all the air space mentioned above then why is it that R/C TOYs can't have their flight areas protected from Full Scale aircraft. All air Space within 5 miles of just over 500 ATC towers in the USA. that's over 40,000 Sq miles prohibited from flying R/C Anything. We are only asking for less than 475 SQ miles to fly our R/C Toy's. And even less because We only require a half circle of 1/4 mile radius where there is only 1 runway with only one flight area. that's less than 2/10ths of a SQ mile for a 1/4 mile radius full circle for R/C Field where they have multiple Runway / Flight Areas and less than 1/10 of a SQ Mile for those having a single Runway.

PI times R Squared = Area ((.25 x .25) 3.4159. of protected R/C Field with multiple runways and half that for single runway flight areas. ((.25x.25)x 3.14159)/2 = ..098 SQ miles less than 2/10 of a Sq mile.
i.e. 2400 fields of less than 2/10ths of a Square mile in area should't be too much to ask after it's our tax money that keeps the FAA in business.

What I'm saying is it's time to quit crying and start Fighting the FAA for our Fair share of the NAS. Just because we are not in our Air Craft doesn't mean that were are Second rate users of the NAS.

Ya all happy with the Font ???? LOL

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I emailed 20 department heads at the AMA asking when will they petition the court to get the
lawsuit out of abeyance.

The next evening the AMA sent out its' email to all speaking on the case and some of the situations,

There was also supposed to be a "briefing" sent by the law firm listing additional effects the FAA actions will cause.

I have never seen it will call law firm now and ask. Has anyone seen the briefing?

Just called Eric Tirshwell left a message B Schulman I was told no longer works for the firm
SCA Case #14-1158 Document #1509571 Filed: 08/22/2014 Page 6 of 6
Date: August 22, 2014
KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP
Brendan M. Schulman
Eric A. Tirschwell
1177 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 715-9100
Fax: (212) 715-8220
Email: [email protected]1n Email: [email protected]
Attorneys for Petitioner


One More thing we can do

CALL THE LAWYERS HANDLING OUR CASE

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Originally Posted by rcmiket
1- Commented to the FAA
2-Commented to my representatives in DC
3-Commented to the AMA which I am a paying member.
4- Signed the petitions out there objecting to this mess.
OK your turn. Now you besides protesting ( what ever that means) and I have yet to see the Million Modeler March covering in the press.

Then maybe we better start getting the Press behind us not sensualizing DRONES. Don't ya think.


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About time to get everyone in the AMA including Quad pilots into the CBO ie AMA so we have some clout. and maybe educate the the people that need educating about When Where And How to fly all R/C TOYS . See Post #656 We have to all band together and fight the FAA for our small Fair Share of the NAS. If we fail then U can kiss this hobby good buy. All our toys will become dust collecting display models of museum pieces of what used to be.
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Originally Posted by rcmiket
1- Commented to the FAA
2-Commented to my representatives in DC
3-Commented to the AMA which I am a paying member.
4- Signed the petitions out there objecting to this mess.
OK your turn. Now you besides protesting ( what ever that means) and I have yet to see the Million Modeler March covering in the press.

Mike
I have not commented to the AMA as they seem to be OK. I did sign one petition, did not agree to the other. And sent an email to congressman. Commented on NPRM's as well.
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot
I have not commented to the AMA as they seem to be OK. I did sign one petition, did not agree to the other. And sent an email to congressman. Commented on NPRM's as well.

Why not the AMA are they not the CBO the FAA talks about? Seems like that would be the first organization to comment too
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Originally Posted by rcmiket
Why not the AMA are they not the CBO the FAA talks about? Seems like that would be the first organization to comment too
Mike
They are proceeding as I would like, so nothing to say, but "Good Job".
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Originally Posted by Sport_Pilot
They are proceeding as I would like, so nothing to say, but "Good Job".
Are you actually a member?

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And yet FAA keeps collecting more and more data points, another one yesterday

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/busi...e56954443.html
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Originally Posted by rcmiket
Are you actually a member?

Mike
Of course!
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Mark that data point in the "Registration did not work" column. Pretty sure that column will have the largest numbers.
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Originally Posted by jeffrey solomon

One More thing we can do

CALL THE LAWYERS HANDLING OUR CASE
Like they might give you the time of day.
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Originally Posted by Chris P. Bacon
Like they might give you the time of day.
and charge you $300 an hour for the info
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Originally Posted by franklin_m
And yet FAA keeps collecting more and more data points, another one yesterday

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/busi...e56954443.html
Can you please provide conclusive proof that they saw a "drone". Or is this another one of those "it could have been a drone" sightings?
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The FAA has very few substantiated reports of rc aircraft flying around full scale aircraft. Far more problems with lazer pointers.
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no message doing a test
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It does not matter if they speak to us
Merely the act of calling will drive the point further home to the AMA that we
are dissatisfied with them and to resume the lawsuit.

It is only a phone call
Is that too much to do, to preserve the hobby?
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Originally Posted by jeffrey solomon
It does not matter if they speak to us
Merely the act of calling will drive the point further home to the AMA that we
are dissatisfied with them and to resume the lawsuit.

It is only a phone call
Is that too much to do, to preserve the hobby?
Calling the lawyers won't preserve anything. Good luck with trying.
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Originally Posted by mike1974
Can you please provide conclusive proof that they saw a "drone". Or is this another one of those "it could have been a drone" sightings?
I argue the pilots of airliners won't be asked to prove anything, as we're the only ones asking. Their reports are presumed to be true. As for perception of those outside the FAA who might be able to challenge FAA's accounting, consider this: To the average public or media, who do they believe more? An airline pilot reporting a drone or a bunch of modelers saying "no it's not.?"
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Originally Posted by mike1974
The FAA has very few substantiated reports of rc aircraft flying around full scale aircraft. Far more problems with lazer pointers.
And whether there are more reports of one or the other is immaterial to anyone but us. I contend that to the public, media, and lawmakers, the number of both should be ZERO. There's not even an estimate of the number of laser pointers out there, but I suspect it far exceeds the number of "drones." So percentage wise, it's likely a much smaller number, yet FAA is pursuing that too.
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Originally Posted by jeffrey solomon
You are concerned that any actions by members could potentially upset the negotiations, right ?

Yes I have heard that before, but we have all heard people say that our voice of a mere 180,000 members does not count with the FAA.

So which is it ? Our actions don't matter or they do matter, it can't be both.

I realize that you may not have commented regarding our collective affect in this matter, but anything I have suggested would be presented to

the AMA and meet or not meet with their approval. Don't believe that these so called "pros" think of everything. If you ever retained an

attorney you know that you have to hold these guys accountable to you. That is my perspective.

As far as two lawsuits there are I believe 1 from the AMA and 2 private lawsuits. I re-read the AMA lawsuit and noticed at the end the AMA

lawyer mentions a briefing outlining the ways that the FAA's action will impact the hobby. I have never seen the briefing , has anyone?

Here is the language:

As will be set out more specifically in briefing that will follow, the Order is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law, in excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority, or limitations, and without observance of procedure required by law. This Petition should be granted, and the Order should be set aside, vacated, and/or reversed.


Was this briefing ever sent to the judge?

Here is a thought process that might be considered by the judge during his review, this thought would be an extrapolation of the FAA's actions against the AMA and RC flyers in general:


1) The 2012 Special rule is suppose to protect all modelers from new FAA regs, who agree to follow guidelines of a CBO.

2) The special rule does not say,
"except in matters of safety and security or past rules the FAA opted not to enforce."
That idea is contained in the FAA's interpretation not the law.

3) The FAA says their rules supercede any CBO, you have to follow FAA guidelines.


During registration I am told that nowhere does the registration ask if you belong to a CBO or not.

So the registrant may be a non-CBO (regular citizen) or CBO (an AMA member).

4) What guidelines would the non-CBO registrant follow, answer; the only ones they have namely the FAA, one set of rules.

5) What guideline would a CBO registrant follow, they would have to follow their CBO as well as the FAA , two sets of rules.

6) What does that say about the FAA's regulations regarding the authority of the CBO to regulate its' pilots?

7) It is saying' " CBO's are not needed because our FAA's guidelines supercede the CBO's guidelines.


8) The FAA's actions nullify the need for CBOs guidelines .

9) How does that nullification affect the protection afforded CBO pilots by the 2012 Special Rule for Model Aircraft

wherein Congress writes we are protected
from burdensome regulations so long as we follow a CBO?

10) By removing the CBO's it removes our protection . And then the only agency we are left with is the FAA.

11) The FAA's actions nullifies the 2012 Special Rule for Model Aircraft which the judge know is a law.




It spits in Congress's face and says " We at the FAA don't care what Congress legislates, we are doing our on thing."


This is far more then just saying the FAA is misinterpreting and not following the intention of Congress, as the lawsuit states.

I believe the judge would be compelled to vacate the FAA's actions.

You and a ton of other people. Above you allude too, but don't really say it clearly, that the FAA has responded to this suit with it's interpretation of the legality of it's actions. It seems to me that the judge agrees more with the FAA position than with the AMA. The AMA didn't even get a temporary stay.

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