does anyone actually follow regulations?

akimbo

Active member
Seeing all this stuff about remote id recently just reminded me how stupid all the regulations are. At first, I did pay the 5 dollar fee and tape my number on my plane but now I don't remember the number nor do I intend to use it. I refuse to comply with a regulation that only serves as extortion. as for remote id, I think it should only be applied to pre made drones that are often misused and are the most irresponsibly operated. I'm not going to pay for a $300 chonker of a device and strap it to my plane, all to have its exact location publicly broadcasted. And no, I am not afraid of being stopped by police or park rangers because the only time that would happen is because they are interested or because I am irresponsibly operating my plane (i don't). Anyway, sorry for the rant just curious if this is just me.

attention all glowies reading this, this is all hypothetical and in minecraft
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tamuct01

Well-known member
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I did the initial $5, but I've let it lapse. I haven't taken their stupid test, either. I've been flying for 10+ years, I have my AMA membership, and I know how to safely operate flying toys. The Feds can pound sand.
 

kdobson83

Well-known member
To make matters worse, it appears that the FAA has and is denying a large portion of the FRIA requests being submitted including Flite Test's own request to make Edgewater Airpark a FRIA. Even many of the FRIA requests being submitted for AMA flying fields are being denied. Essentially, come September 16th, it appears 95% of hobbyists who fly will be breaking these regulations unless they have one of those transponders.

Flite Test is releasing their version of this transponder and it'll only be like $40-$50. But I personally still don't plan on getting one. lol

What I don't fully understand is this WHOLE thing the FAA is pushing, are just regulations. They aren't Laws. None of this was voted in by our Reps or Senators. How does the FAA have the authority to force hundreds of thousands of people and companies to comply to something that isn't even a law?

I have written my local Senator and Representative already, guess I'll have to send them some more emails.
 

akimbo

Active member
To make matters worse, it appears that the FAA has and is denying a large portion of the FRIA requests being submitted including Flite Test's own request to make Edgewater Airpark a FRIA. Even many of the FRIA requests being submitted for AMA flying fields are being denied. Essentially, come September 16th, it appears 95% of hobbyists who fly will be breaking these regulations unless they have one of those transponders.

Flite Test is releasing their version of this transponder and it'll only be like $40-$50. But I personally still don't plan on getting one. lol

What I don't fully understand is this WHOLE thing the FAA is pushing, are just regulations. They aren't Laws. None of this was voted in by our Reps or Senators. How does the FAA have the authority to force hundreds of thousands of people and companies to comply to something that isn't even a law?

I have written my local Senator and Representative already, guess I'll have to send them some more emails.
Same thing is happening with the atf, in this case I think the best thing to do is just not comply. What are they going to do
 

Thomas B

Member
Actually, lots of FRIAs are being approved. There are around 900 approved FRIAs and 200 denied FRIAs, at least on the AMA side of things. Still around5-6 hundred more requests in the queue for the AMA.

Many denied FRIAs have been redrawn to avoid roads, buildings, footpaths and public areas, then resubmitted and were approved, including FTs home field.