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1 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 2:51:05pm

For the sake of my subtitle I hope some remember Inspector gadget. The cartoon, if not the forgettable Matthew Broderick movie.

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2 jonhendry  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 4:41:10pm

I’m sorry, but this is insane.

3 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 5:11:34pm

re: #2 jonhendry

You don’t expect this vacuum of regulations to last do you?

4 EiMitch  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 5:33:57pm

Finally! I can order soup to be quickly delivered to my house while its still scalding hoAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!1!!11!!

5 jonhendry  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 6:52:04pm

re: #3 Political Atheist

You don’t expect this vacuum of regulations to last do you?

No.

6 Political Atheist  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 7:03:51pm

re: #5 jonhendry

No.

I think we likely agree we don’t want open anarchy in the skies via thousands of commercial drones. But I do want to be able to responsibly use that tech to escalate my photography and video services offered.

7 kirkspencer  Fri, Mar 7, 2014 7:19:26pm

sigh. No.

Yes, the administrative law judge of the NTSB told the FAA that their basis was invalid. But the judge stayed the release because the FAA appealed to the NTSB board en banc.

And as for the rest of the article, it might help to actually follow the case.

The judge struck it down because Pirkner (the pilot) said it was a model airplane, not a UAC. See, the FAA does indeed have legal authority to restrict and control drones - unmaned aircraft. But back in the dawn of time they created a ‘voluntary exemption’ that said they weren’t going to regulate model airplanes so long as the hobbyists kept them under 400 feet and away from airfields (unless other coordination was made).

Pirkner claims he was flying model aircraft for commercial purposes, not drones. By the strict interpretation, then, he was using the FAA’s exemption and the fact the FAA never wrote regs because of that letter.

Now, the UAC situation is that in 2007 the FAA said they’d develop a set of regs but it would take about ten years. In the meantime any commercial use of unmanned aircraft required specific (case by case) authorization. The reason for the ten years was they wanted sane regulations - enforceable, workable, below the onerous burden cap, maximizing economic use subordinate to safety requirements as per their mandate. (See 49 USC 109, and see .)

FWIW, I think the NTSB will support the judge’s decision due to the way their court rules are set up. Because this is specifically cited as a safety issue in the implementation of FAA’s duties and responsibilities I think the appropriate appeals court will hear it. And there it’s no longer regulation but law that applies, at which point the strength of it switches to the FAA.

Oh - and just as a btw, if Pirkner had been willing to wait till 2015 he probably could have done the job without getting fined. That’s when the FAA expects to begin implementing regulations, within the decade they requested when creating the 2007 policy.

8 CarolJ  Sat, Mar 8, 2014 3:54:42am

I expect this will be dragged out through litigation. There’s a fair amount of people who will not be happy with drones. Paparrazzi- who needs them hanging around for a shot when a drone will do? Some delivery services could expand and take over competitors. Some mail service. Some package service-all gone due to drones.

But there is also a real concern about safety and privacy. All we need is a peeping tom or stalker to get one of those drones. Not to mention the damage that could be done with a crash in the wrong place.

The FAA should have been writing regulations all along for this and have been negligent to do so. It should do so now before 2017 so that manufacturers could at least incorporate the regulations into the designs.


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