Author Archive for Patrick Egan

Drone Sightings, Near Misses And The FAA

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Since the FAA has publically stated that there is a “dramatic rise” in “drone sightings and near misses” should the NTSB be concerned that there is a burgeoning safety issue? Therefore, may we suggest that starting now, all “drone sightings”…

Wynne Named President and CEO of AUVSI

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Arlington, VA — Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan., 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a…

SFAR 107 Whispers From D.C.

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Looks like an interagency 107 meeting was held in D.C. Here is the reading of the tea leaves No Class A or B 500 AGL Under 55lbs Private Pilot Ground School (Knowledge test) Some sort of certificate N # Look…

The next AUVSI Executive Vice President ??

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This position has recently become vacant and represents an opportunity to either install an individual with years of empirical experience in many facets of the technology and its applications or an unknown quantity. Time is of the essence as the association’s…

U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Stumbling Blocks

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1. Empirical knowledge has taken a backseat to self-aggrandizing. 2. FAA is not using the scientific method 3. Manned interests “feelings” (AOPA, ALPA, HAI) 4. DOD vendors pushing their products and agenda. 5. Not cooperating with the European airspace integration…