July 21st, 2014
Chuck Spaulding reminded me yesterday that Friday, July 25 is the last day to give comments to the FAA on their Interpretation of the “Special Rule for Model Aircraft” and for people who care about using small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAS) this is an important issue.
My understanding of the central issue is that this public review comment period is the first step in exempting hobby model aircraft from all future FAA rules that will apply only to commercial aircraft.
To me this makes absolutely no sense. If you agree let the FAA know before July 25. If you care about this please comment.
Chuck sent me this copy of the comment that he submitted for the sUAS Small Business Consortium that he is forming.
By the way, you have to use some other browser than Google Chrome on the Mac since the comment page won’t accept comments from Google Chrome.
Update 7/25: The FAA has agreed to extend the comment period for this input another 60 days until Sept 25.