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RCAPA (Proposed) Special Rule for Micro Unmanned Aircraft Q&A 2018

This story is a Q&A that started after I posted the RCAPA (Proposed) Special Rule for Micro Unmanned Aircraft on Facebook. It would appear that there is similar langue...

Drones and Federal Preemption – RCAPA writes to the President

Friday, October 13, 2017 RE: Drones and Federal Preemption President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20006 Dear President Trump, I am writing you today to appeal not only to the President...

No More Foreign RC Hobby Rulemaking in the United States

Re: the Taylor case -"Vindication of the rights of the Congressionally protected." While this is true, we all know that the FAA dislikes challenges to their authority. This ruling represents another...

RCAPA gives Jeffery Antonelli the nod to represent the org at...

Jeffery Antonelli of Antonelli Law has been tapped by RCAPA to represent the organization in the RTCA Drone Advisory Committee. Mr Antonelli is recognized as launching one of the...

FAA Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Recommendations Final...

Here it is, what folks have been waiting for. Digest and understand dear sUAS News reader. "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking...

RCAPA comments on registration

After a decade of working with the FAA and other stakeholders on safe integrating UAS into NAS, we are disappointed with the lack of tangible progress. This latest effort...

U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Stumbling Blocks

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....

Moonshots and Unicorns

So, what should we expect now that Google has joined the fray with delivery drones and the UAV Coalition? Confirmation of (more) interest in unmanned systems. The Project Wing...

FAA Acting Administrator Huerta Says No To Small Business, Academia and...

In the May 15, 2012 letter from Congresswomen Matsui addressed Mr. Huerta it clearly reiterates (attached) “My office has been contact by members of the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association...

More Shenanigans from the FAA

Just got word back for my local House member’s office. It appears that they are sticking with the party line that manufacturers of small UAS are on the UAS...