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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:21 am

Most cases I've seen, the government (fed, state or local) refuses to pay credit card fees. Thus you frequently get surcharged for using credit cards with government transactions. I wouldn't be surprised if, in this case, the CC companies are doing it for free to get their hooks in for later. Watch for a surcharge after the free registration ends (speculation on my part).

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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:29 am

If the owners of these devices would exercise a nanogram of common sense, this program wouldn't exist.
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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:49 am

This kind of "program" infuriates the law-abiding citizens with common sense.
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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:57 am

Don McCombs wrote:If the owners of these devices would exercise a nanogram of common sense, this program wouldn't exist.

outdoors4evr wrote:This kind of "program" infuriates the law-abiding citizens with common sense.

The problem is that people don't have common sense. If there hadn't been multiple "incidents" involving these things, the FAA would have paid no attention to them. The same can be said about almost every regulation that exists on any subject. Unfortunately, regulations that don't actually have any effect get put in place then kept forever. Speed limits and DUI laws are good examples. (Blood alcohol limits keep getting lowered when nearly all DUI caused accidents are caused by people 3 or 4 X over the current legal limit.) When problems continue, the regulations become more burdensome.

Try getting a restaurant kitchen past the building inspector, the fire inspector and the insurance company inspector some time. Yet there were still 7,600 restaurant fires in the US in 2013. That is averaging more than 20 per day, day in and day out. Expect updated regulations.

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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:13 pm

I agree with Jim, if people used common sense there would be no problems, but they don't. I visit a couple other antique tractor sights daily, and on the average of once a week there is a report of a drone problem. Some of the members use drones to check on livestock or to look crops over, etc., but there have been several reports of people being buzzed by them, one was inside a man's barn, another inside his shop ( he closed the door and captured that one). Some of them living in areas where theft is a problem figure they are being used to reconnoiter for possible break ins. There are several young people living near me that I figure will be getting them in the near future. They are welcome to fly over my place so long as as they tell me when and don't become a nuisance. Ones I am not expecting are candidates for the S.S.S. treatment.
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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby sdurnal » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:39 am

Unfortunate for us who have flown model aircraft for decades!! I'm selling my equipment and not renewing my AMA due to this new restriction. I'm afraid $5 is only the beginning of this FAA registration nonsense. Stop selling drones/quads thru Walmart, etc, don't punish the true rules-abiding hobbyists..

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Re: FAA Registration for Drones, R/C Helicopters and Airplan

Postby Urbish » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:29 am

I went ahead and registered. It took about five minutes and I have been assigned a registration number that I will affix to my aircraft. But I agree with others that this is a big deal. Much like gun control, people who want to do bad/stupid things will continue to do so (whether or not they have registered) and the good guys get screwed.


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