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LAANC and Recreational Flyer

Captain Video

Well-known member
#1
Has anyone seen the FAA email about (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) LAANC Connected. In the email, there is a link to the LAANC information which seems to lump recreational fliers into limitation and rules for drone flight. The FAA information is not clear in the documentation. Perhaps someone who speaks legalese can decipher this nonsense. If this is going where I think it is leading all Flite Test fans should be unhappy. Opinions?
 

sprzout

Knower of useless information
Mentor
#2
It's not "seems to", it IS lumping recreational fliers in. For the FAA, any Unmanned Aerial System (or UAS) under 55 lbs. is classified as a drone, regardless if it's fixed wing, helicopter, scale, warbird, glider, multicopter, or rubber band powered free flight plane...

Here's the thing - how many people are actually going to do this? It's like registering your aircraft, people aren't going to do it, claim ignorance, and manage to weasel out when they cause a problem, because nobody's going to be able to track them.
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#3
It's not "seems to", it IS lumping recreational fliers in. For the FAA, any Unmanned Aerial System (or UAS) under 55 lbs. is classified as a drone, regardless if it's fixed wing, helicopter, scale, warbird, glider, multicopter, or rubber band powered free flight plane...

Here's the thing - how many people are actually going to do this? It's like registering your aircraft, people aren't going to do it, claim ignorance, and manage to weasel out when they cause a problem, because nobody's going to be able to track them.
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moret

Well-known member
#4
I would hope flyers would try to be legal. Now days a person needs to go to the FAA web site and know the new rules. LAANC is used around airports with control towers or class B. C. D "controlled airspace". They are a lot of other no-fly zones. Also the limit is 400 feet AGL. There are AMA flying fields in controlled airspace that are limited to 50 feet. An easy way to find out what airspace you are in is a app like B4Ufly, Airmap, or Kittlyhawk., You use the apps to get permission to fly. Also online FAA charts. Soon you will need to take an FAA test. People need to remember that the "law" can ask for proof of registration and after it comes into effect, prove you have passed the test.

We now must know the rules for the area we fly.
Do not go to the forums or The AMA website to get answers, Go to the FAA sites.
The people with "they can't find me" "let's fly FPV off the end of the runway to get close ups of the landing planes" is why we are in this mess.
Fly irresponsible and we will have less places to fly

https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/
https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/
https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/b4ufly/
https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c2e4406710048e19806ebf6a06754ad