Thursday, April 15, 2021

Behold The Plan – UAS DI CONOPS

Will only quote a few of the tastier bits.

“The FAA is looked upon as the global leader in NAS, safety, innovation, and integration.” I guess this was put down before EASA made their latest statement about not taking FAA’s word for things anymore?

The next howler –
“ASH investigative employees are required to testify and/or provide depositions that
often rely on the backbone of steadfast practices supported by comprehensive policy
and training.”

Oh, the irony! You don’t have to be a policy expert or even a Best Buy shopper to see
that this house of cards is ready to come down, and it’s not even built yet.

If I had VC money riding on RID ushering anything besides a failure (over people and BVLOS pipedreams) in the next two years, I’d get out and cut grandma’s 401K losses.
I don’t want to sound too negative; I do like the creative writing exercise “by
providing comprehensive UAS digital forensic data… not only strengthens the fabric
protecting the National Airspace System (NAS).” I wonder if the subpoenas to the
Chinese will be a copy and paste affairs like the waivers?

Patrick Egan
Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).