FAA Drone-ID Proposal

Discussion in 'Drone news.' started by crystal-pete, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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    If you haven't been living under a rock you would have noticed all of the uproar in regard to the new FAA Drone-ID Proposal. At this stage, I am tending to go with the opinions put forward from people such as sar104 and BigAl07 on that other forum we know and love.

    And it is also kind of obvious that the people screaming the loudest are the bozos who have been boasting about their illegal flying activities and publishing them on YouTube. Facebook etc. Well now that has come back to bite us big time. And they simply won't stop endlessly repeating themselves in describing the government as evil and that the end of the hobby is upon us.

    It's true that the big players such as Amazon, UPS, FexEx etc are largely being catered for but the poor reputation that the recreational drone community has earned due to the few bad apples would have been taken into account when the FAA started drafting the proposed new regulations.

    I am interested in this because CASA will no doubt follow the FAA and introduce similar measures. I think it is high time that The Australian Recreational UAS Operator's Association was formed. An established self-regulated/policing body would help to show CASA that we take this stuff seriously, at least those of us who obey the law and flu responsibly. Where and how to start I wonder?
     
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  2. Camino Ken SNCO

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    Hi Pete,

    I agree with most of what you said and also agree that a powerful voice is probably what it takes. Not sure how to get that started in Australia. You might check to see if there are any AMA or AOPA equivalents. Personally, I think the biggest potential advocate might be DJI and the other drone manufacturers. If the regulations get too onerous it could dramatically reduce their business. One of the best motivations I know. You might contact DJI and see if they can help you as well.

    On another note, I am a little worried about this site. Not a lot of activity. Without more members it will probably wither. Not sure if anything can be done about that short of advertising.

    Just my two cents.

    Ken
     
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  3. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Ken, many thanks for your advice - much appreciated! You're right about this site. Rob needs to do something to attract members - not sure if he is still interested.

    Pete
     
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