Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The FAA did not enforce any action based on pilot registry information

One more feather in John Taylor’s cap. If you have been following this saga closely. Especially on Facebook, you will know that some folks are claiming that the FAA made use of the $5 pilots registry.

John Taylor filed a FOIA request to discover the truth of the matter and the truth is they didn’t make any use of the $3 million database.

A search of the Enforcement Information System (EIS)and the National Program Tracking and Reporting System (NPTRS), revealed no records pertaining to enforcement actions arising from operations in which the operator was identified by use of a Part 48 registration number.

It is important to hold those in a position of power to account.

Are we really sure of the intentions of member organisations, individuals and manufacturers rushing to be the voice of the drone community?

Quite by chance, we spoke last night with John on this very subject!

Jonathan Rupprecht laid out why he thinks it might not be the best plan to get your $5 back as well.


Gary Mortimer
Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.