Welcome to InspirePilots.com

Join the leading DJI Inspire community for free!

Drone Rules to Land Soon: FAA

Discussion in 'News' started by InspiredOne, May 6, 2015.

  1. InspiredOne

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    658
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    From NBC News:

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... more drones, potentially. The Federal Aviation Administration will announce two new unmanned-aircraft initiatives on Wednesday at the nation's largest drone convention.

    FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will make the announcement -- about which the FAA has not released details -- during two events at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. ET at the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference in Atlanta. "The FAA is moving ahead with safe integration of UAS into the busiest, most complex airspace in the world," the FAA said in a press briefing ahead of the event.

    The use of unmanned aircraft by hobbyists, companies, film directors, the military and other groups has been the subject of debate, while the FAA works to set new rules -- and clarify those already on the books. National parks have banned the use of drones, while companies including Google, Facebook and Amazon have expressed interest in the commercial possibilities.

    Just this week the FAA approved a commercial-use waiver for a crop-dusting drone, and massive drone maker DJI announced it raised $75 million in funding that puts the value of the company at $10 billion.
     
  2. turbodronepilot

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,550
    Likes Received:
    1,264
    Location:
    Prather California
    Hey InspiredOne!!
    Great post man !! Thanks for taking the time to post it!!
    Turbo....
     
    NEJO/Wisconsin and sirnikolas like this.
  3. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    845
    Location:
    Right Above You
    Thanks InspiredOne.

    I hope it becomes true ASAP.

    Looking forward to taking my class and get my Part 107 FAA Certificate. I was getting worried that I would have to get a 333 Exemption.

    [​IMG]
     
    sirnikolas likes this.
  4. DJeff1

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2015
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    Unfortuately, I believe we are still years away from the FAA actually providing any actual laws.
     
    slim.slamma likes this.
  5. ISP5557

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Illinois
    Spent the last two days with the FAA UAS folks who approved our Operational UAS COA. They say look for rules to come out in about 18 months with implementation in about 3 years. Don't shoot the messenger. But this is from the people who know.
     
  6. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    845
    Location:
    Right Above You
    If this is true then 333 it is. :(
     
  7. ISP5557

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Illinois
    That is what they recommended for me with my privately owned Inspire for commercial use. They say there are currently over 700 people in the que for a 333 exemption. But they think it will start moving fast soon.
     
  8. cascaderdr

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    3 years wtf? Anyone figure a way around the requirement for a pilots license to get your 333? I emailed faa and they told me their hands are tied on that point. So that's 4-5 thousand bucks to learn to fly something we are not even going to fly. Who comes up with this shit?
     
  9. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    845
    Location:
    Right Above You
    So far based on my research only one school in CA has a program that will help you to obtain a 333 Exemption and a Part 107.
     
  10. ISP5557

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Illinois
    You don't need a pilots license, only pass the pilots knowledge test.
     
  11. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    845
    Location:
    Right Above You
    Agreed. I've heard that also a few months ago.
     
  12. MindOverEye

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Neck deep in the 333 Exemption process right now operating under a third parties COA.
    Absolutely no way around getting the pilots license and the UAV cert. We are using RotorFX in Burbank, CA, super great guys.
    We will start by fielding 4 pilots. Very likely this will be the only way moving forward for the next couple of years, unless there is some unprecedented event.
    The FAA and most things to do with traditional aviation legislation are extremely methodical and slow moving. The guys we are working with sat on the board with the FAA to help draft the policies and they thought it was going to happen in 2003! They are convinced it will be a least two years before reasonable process is in place. Maybe we will get lucky.
     
  13. Outta Control

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,342
    Likes Received:
    845
    Location:
    Right Above You

    I've been communicating with RotorFX also.
     
  14. MindOverEye

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Jay and his guys know their biz!
     
  15. Jenn348

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    59
    Eagleview Drones and Black Sky like this.
  16. MindOverEye

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Not when you run a company of my size - way too much exposure - got to take the high (priced) road.
     
  17. cascaderdr

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Prove it! :)


    So you guys that are "flying under the radar"... Have you been able to acquire a proper insurance policy? Your getting clients even though your not official?
    I have dreams of making some money flying these awesome machines but I do not want to be completely unprotected from potential liability. Feel free to pm me if you would prefer!
     
    #17 cascaderdr, May 6, 2015
    Last edited: May 6, 2015
  18. Markus DeBose

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    15
    Check the ama Web site out! And joint a model flying club! Any body think about that? Ama members I forget how much coverage you have as a member to a club and the ama but I think it's a substantial amount of coverage!
     
    akguy297 likes this.
  19. cascaderdr

    Joined:
    May 2, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pretty sure that insurance won't cover you doing commercial work.
     
  20. ISP5557

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Illinois
    Who said I was flying under the radar? I fly legally as of yesterday under a COA for Class G airspace. I am not a pilot, I have passed the pilots knowledge exam, have a class 2 medical certificate, have attended manufacturers training. And endured the two year COA process. I never said I was commercial. I am employed by a public agency.