What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Dear Oppo friends,

Please take a moment to read this article regarding the FAA’s proposed changes to flight rules regarding model aircraft and “drones.”

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The key concerns include:

  • Unreasonable cost increases due to a proposed FAA requirement for every model aircraft to have an always-on internet connection so the model can report its GPS coordinates when its in the air.
  • The eventual elimination of all current and future flying fields where model aircraft can be flown without an always-on internet connection.
  • The elimination of all hobbyist designed and constructed model aircraft due to FAA review and approval of the construction before allowing it to fly.
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The proposed rules will squash hobbyist innovation and raise even more barriers to people becoming pilots. Many of us started as r/c pilots before we ever got out pilot’s licenses.

Please take a moment to comment at the link below. Comments close on Monday, March 2nd.

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https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2019-1100-0001

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