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Proposed legislation in Washington State

Discussion in 'News' started by brianpgreen, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. brianpgreen

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  2. The Editor

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    Have moved it to News section as it will get more views there. :)

    Sorry, we don't allow double posts so I have locked the other one.
     
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    So you cannot fly over anyone's property without having their permission first, and maybe best in writing too, or else you are trespassing. There goes the realtors who fly over some neighbor who objects to them shooting the house next to them for sale.

    The WA Rep. Jeff Morris (D) guy mentioned is also behind no drones over sea life within 600 feet too on another bill with his colleagues (WA HB1031). Surprised since he is the chairman of the WA Technology and Economic Development committee, but seems very anti-drone.

    Better buy a lot of acreage in WA soon or else you won't be able to fly anywhere. Legislators are going nuts writing anti-drone laws.
     
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    Very badly worded.

    It defines a radio control aircraft as one that is totally manual and not capable of autonoumous flight.
    Since the Inspire (and other DJI offerings) are capable of autonoumous flight by way of a third party app using waypoint and auto take off and landing it could be argued you would be exempt.:p

    Typical idiot lawyer/congress wording something they know nothing about
     
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    That sounds like the shape of things to come.
     
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    Maybe the campaign contribution from Amazon didn't show up...
     
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    The proposed document mandates that the Remote Control Aircraft have the name and phone number of the operator. Isn't that contrary to current FAA federal law that requires the UAV to only have an FAA registration number? Isn't the airspace above ground under the jurisdiction of the FAA?
     
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    When writing to your local rep, I wonder if it would be worth enclosing a couple of photos that show what kind of detail you can get at various altitudes; that might show that it's difficult to pick out faces and things at even mild altitudes.
     
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    Just found your post. I posted about it also. USA - Washington state HEADS UP

    I have also submitted written comments to my legislators and also to the committee members and have received confrimation that they were received. I encourage others to send thoughtful comments to their reps as well. Talking in here is great but won't help.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    In addition to my written comments, I sent the co-chair of the committe a google map mission plan and the resulting video from the mission demonstrating a "typical" sUAS commercial operation. Hopefully it will help them to understand reality more so than hype.
     
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