Comments on the proposed sUAS rule can be made by clicking here, or going to www.regulations.gov and searching for Docket No. FAA-2015-0150; Notice No. 15-01. Read the proposed rule carefully, particularly the sections concerning “model aircraft,” and submit comments on areas where you have a concern as well as thoughtful and productive comments in areas where you feel there could be improvement. AMA has created a suggested template for comments, which we strongly encourage you to edit and personalize. Unless extended, the deadline for submitting comments is 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015.
As an Airline pilot and and what you would call a UAV recreational user. I think that a 5mi boundary around an airport is rather arbitrary. I think it would be more important for each airport to establish corridors i.e. approach and departure paths for each runway, in which model AC or UAV’s operating even below 400 ft. would cause a potential conflict with aircraft operating in and out of that particular airport. I think this could easily be mapped out and made available to the general public. Often model aircraft flying sites and many small airports are co-located. I believe that it is very important that if operating agreements need to be made, can made simple, and given a great deal of latitude between the parties involved, so that any agreements made, can be made to involve just those parties and not require oversight. On the same token both parties should have equal weight, none given more should an arbitration or court action need be involved to settle such an operating agreement.
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