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Offline RcFlyerJeff

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FAA Requiring Us To Register
« on: December 15, 2015, 04:41:48 PM »
It just hit the news all RC aircraft pilot flying aircraft (fix wing, multi motor, drones, etc) from 0.55 Lbs to 55 Lbs will have to register with the FAA beginning December 21, 2015.  The following was from an AMA email sent out today:

Today the FAA announced plans for a model aircraft registration process to begin next week.  AMA was a member of the task force that helped develop recommendations for this registration rule and argued throughout the process that registration makes sense at some level but only for those operating outside the guidance of a community-based organization or flying for commercial purposes.

Unfortunately, the new FAA registration rule does not include our advice. The rule is counter to Congress's intent in the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and makes the registration process an unnecessary burden for all of our members who have been operating safely for decades.

While we are disappointed with the new registration rule and still maintain that AMA members should be exempt from registration, the rule is being implemented over AMA objections. Therefore, we want to provide you with important information about the registration rule and how AMA members can comply with the new federal requirements:

•All aircraft that are flown using a ground control system, such as a transmitter, are required to participate. This includes fixed-wing aircraft, not just multirotors or drones.
•Any pilot flying models weighing between .55 pounds (or 250 grams) and 55 lbs is required to register.
•You will not be required to register every aircraft individually. You only need to register yourself and can affix one registration number to all your aircraft.
•You must mark all aircraft with your registration number. The number can be inside the aircraft, such as a battery hatch - but should not require tools to access.
•The FAA plans to launch the online registration website on Monday, December 21.
•There is a $5 fee to register, which is waived if you register within the first 30 days.
•You only need to register once every 3 years.

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Re: FAA Requiring Us To Register
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 05:32:06 PM »
The AMA's stance for AMA members is to hold off for now...
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Re: FAA Requiring Us To Register
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 03:11:22 PM »
The AMA has totally dropped the ball on this. Here are some of the latest contradictions from their own web site.

Q: Do I have to register every aircraft?
 A: No, you only need to register your name, physical address, and email address, but we suggest AMA members hold off on registration until advised by the AMA or the FAA legal deadline.

Q: Do I as an AMA member need to register?
 A: Yes. The Interim Final Rule on sUAS registration went into effect when published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2015. Modelers are given a 60-day grace period for their existing model aircraft and must register by February 19, 2016. New models acquired after December 21st must be registered before they can be flown.

WTF??? :dontknow
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Re: FAA Requiring Us To Register
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 09:17:24 AM »
Looks like someone is now suing the FAA and it's not the AMA. It's some insurance attorney and noob flyer from Maryland.
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