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Old 10-07-2019, 05:04 PM
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Sell yer big 'uns - 400 ft. a reality

I'm sure you all got the AMA message about 400' (or less) becoming the law of the land. Why am I not surprised? Here's the link: http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/ama...19/10/07/4029/. Now, lemme think, where is that Tiger 2 I used to fly......
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:10 PM
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Your gonna sell your big planes because of the 400ft ceiling... that’s crazy talk!!
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:14 PM
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Pizz on em
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:16 PM
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Although it might be easier to go back to racing at this point
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:36 PM
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So much for the AMA telling us everything is going to be OK.

But this is no surprise. AMA is once again "Stunned" that the FAA is going to follow the letter of the law.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:40 PM
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It’s only for controlled airspace, so fields out in the middle of nowhere should be safe up to 1,200 AGL. Still not OK, but not the end of the world.

I’m of the opinion that the AMA has proven they aren’t as competent as they think, or at least royally misread the room in trying to associate themselves with drones.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:42 PM
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Told my wife about this. She asked, "How are they going to know how high you're flying?"


Smart woman there!
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:49 PM
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Remote ID is coming. Plus FAA knows that current technology exists to know your altitude.

The real question is if the AMA will continue to sanction soaring, IMAC, pattern, and jet events knowing full well those all routinely fly above 400 .
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:51 PM
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Will never put any remote ID on anything I own
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:57 PM
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We all have a lot of decisions to make.

Ignore/comply with altitude limits
Ignore/comply with registration
Ignore/comply with test requirement
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:21 PM
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Here's the facts:

1. This is NOT a bill yet.

2. The last time the AMA had a call to action, less than 10% of the AMA body responded to it (about 14,000 people), thus our current predicament. This is every bit your fault as it is mine.

3. We still have time to voice our opinions and stop this.

4. STOP with the fear mongering, it is and does nothing good.

Sign the petition, share the hell out of it with your friends, notify your club officers, and make your voice heard!
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:25 PM
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Remote ID is coming. Plus FAA knows that current technology exists to know your altitude.

The real question is if the AMA will continue to sanction soaring, IMAC, pattern, and jet events knowing full well those all routinely fly above 400 .
Remote ID will only work where the infrastructure exists to handle that.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:15 PM
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Itís only for controlled airspace, so fields out in the middle of nowhere should be safe up to 1,200 AGL. Still not OK, but not the end of the world.

Iím of the opinion that the AMA has proven they arenít as competent as they think, or at least royally misread the room in trying to associate themselves with drones.
So only club fields within 5 miles of a towered airport will be affected?
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:19 PM
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Here's the facts:

1. This is NOT a bill yet.
You are seriously misinformed. Congress passed this into law last year. Section 349 IS law. It establishes 8 conditions that, if followed, exempts us from complying with Part 107. There is no other action that needs to happen. There is no bill pending, no new rules coming, etc.

This IS active law.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:20 PM
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So only club fields within 5 miles of a towered airport will be affected?
No, ALL fields within the surface area of a controlled airport, regardless of distance from the airport, are affect. Distance is longer the main factor. It is not a factor at all. Airspace is all that matters.
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