Barnstorming: FAA — The Original EPA

Guest Editorial by Rich Davidson, Grass Cutting Administrator At Lee Bottom Flying Field/API Advisory Board

When you woke up, could you sense the change in your status?


Only yesterday you were an upstanding citizen merely washing your car as your kids played with their radio controlled quad-copter. Today, though, you’re the parent of criminals doing something that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

What is it?

It’s their toy of course. Haven’t you heard?

If you’ve been following politics in 2014, you most surely have heard about the EPA’s attempt to regulate non-navigable waterways.

What are non-navigable waterways?

Well, in short, they’re that ditch in your yard and the pond you built into the landscaping.

Yes, that’s right.

The EPA wants to have regulatory control of your ditch. And what does that mean to you?