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Drones on the Treasure Coast? / FAA PRESS RELEASE, DRONES
« Last post by sparksromeo on January 23, 2016, 07:04:29 AM »
WASHINGTON – Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee.
 
“I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “The National Airspace System is a great resource and all users of it, including UAS users, are responsible for keeping it safe.”
 
The agency continues to see a steady stream of daily registrations.  While the refund period expired today, the fee will still cover all the small unmanned aircraft that owners intend to use exclusively for recreational or hobby purposes.
 
“The registration numbers we’re seeing so far are very encouraging,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.  “We’re working hard to build on this early momentum and ensure everyone understands the registration requirement.”
 
The FAA’s registration rule, which took effect on December 21, 2015, applies to small unmanned aircraft that weigh between 0.55 lbs. and 55 lbs.  Owners of these aircraft must register before they fly outdoors.  People who operated their small unmanned aircraft before December 21 must register by February 19, 2016.  The current online system is only available for owners who intend to use their small unmanned aircraft exclusively for recreational or hobby purposes.  The FAA is working to make the online registration system available for non-model aircraft users – such as commercial operators – by March 21.
 
Registration is simple and is done online.  Once the owner enters the required information – complete name, mailing address, physical address, and email address – they receive a registration number and certificate that they can print out.  The certificate includes the registration number that must be marked on all aircraft that meet the registration requirement.  Registration is valid for three years.
 
In addition to being an education opportunity, registration helps new flyers become part of the safety culture that has been deeply embedded in traditional aviation for more than a century, while still allowing for the recreation and innovation that are staples of American aviation.
 
To register, go to: www.faa.gov/uas/registration.
 
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 www.treasurecoastaviation.com/pdfs/fact sheet.pdf
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Maintenance Comments / Re: InFO Issued for Gates Products Not Designed for Aircraft Use
« Last post by flyguy on December 17, 2015, 08:16:53 AM »
Why did I install a Gates belt ($8.00) and not the Lycoming belt ($78.00) Mmmmm let me think:(
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Maintenance Comments / InFO Issued for Gates Products Not Designed for Aircraft Use
« Last post by sparksromeo on December 17, 2015, 08:11:52 AM »

            The FAA’s Aircraft Maintenance Division last June issued Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin 15007 that informs operators and repair facilities of potential failures of Gates products that are not designed for aviation use and that are currently being used in multiple aviation applications.

 Operators and repair facilities are urged to become familiar with the Gates Catalog Aircraft Policy in order to reduce the risk of accidents caused by belts not intended for aircraft use.

The InFO was prompted by an accident involving a Rotorway Exec 162-F helicopter that experienced a main rotor belt failure manufactured by Gates. For more information, see the InFo at http://go.usa.gov/cBuUP.
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Drones on the Treasure Coast? / Registration will be free for the first 30 days!
« Last post by sparksromeo on December 15, 2015, 06:33:35 AM »
Registration will be free for the first 30 days!
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.

The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on November 21. The rule incorporates many of the task force recommendations.

“Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiast are aviators, and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”

Registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft.  Under this rule, any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated an unmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December 21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners of any other UAS purchased for use as a model aircraft after December 21, 2015 must register before the first flight outdoors. Owners may use either the paper-based process or the new streamlined, web-based system.  Owners using the new streamlined web-based system must be at least 13 years old to register.
Owners may register through a web-based system at:  www.faa.gov/uas/registration
Registrants will need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address. Upon completion of the registration process, the web application will generate a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership that will include a unique identification number for the UAS owner, which must be marked on the aircraft.
Owners using the model aircraft for hobby or recreation will only have to register once and may use the same identification number for all of their model UAS. The registration is valid for three years.

The normal registration fee is $5, but in an effort to encourage as many people as possible to register quickly, the FAA is waiving this fee for the first 30 days (from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan 20, 2016).

“We expect hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will be purchased this holiday season,” said FAA Administrator Huerta. “Registration gives us the opportunity to educate these new airspace users before they fly so they know the airspace rules and understand they are accountable to the public for flying responsibly.”
The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation – for example, using an unmanned aircraft in connection with a business. The FAA is developing enhancements that will allow such online registrations by spring of 2016
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The full rule can be viewed here: www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/20151213_IFR.pdf
For questions regarding this notice, contact Ken Kelley, AFS-850 by email at Ken.R.Kelley@faa.gov or by telephone at (775) 858-7700 Ex 258.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras.
 
The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on November 21. The rule incorporates many of the task force recommendations.
 
“Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiast are aviators, and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”
 
Registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all aircraft.  Under this rule, any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated an unmanned aircraft exclusively as a model aircraft prior to December 21, 2015, must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners of any other UAS purchased for use as a model aircraft after December 21, 2015 must register before the first flight outdoors. Owners may use either the paper-based process or the new streamlined, web-based system.  Owners using the new streamlined web-based system must be at least 13 years old to register.
 
Owners may register through a web-based system at: www.faa.gov/uas/registration

Registrants will need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address. Upon completion of the registration process, the web application will generate a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership that will include a unique identification number for the UAS owner, which must be marked on the aircraft.
 
Owners using the model aircraft for hobby or recreation will only have to register once and may use the same identification number for all of their model UAS. The registration is valid for three years.
The normal registration fee is $5, but in an effort to encourage as many people as possible to register quickly, the FAA is waiving this fee for the first 30 days (from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan 20, 2016).
 
“We expect hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will be purchased this holiday season,” said FAA Administrator Huerta. “Registration gives us the opportunity to educate these new airspace users before they fly so they know the airspace rules and understand they are accountable to the public for flying responsibly.”
 
The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation – for example, using an unmanned aircraft in connection with a business. The FAA is developing enhancements that will allow such online registrations by spring of 2016.
 
The full rule can be viewed here: www.faa.gov/news/updates/media/20151213_IFR.pdf
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Drones on the Treasure Coast? / I'm a pilot when I fly my drone?
« Last post by sparksromeo on November 27, 2015, 02:14:41 PM »
FAA: Fly Safe With Your Drone
You’re heading to the stores on Black Friday to buy that shiny new camera-equipped drone you’ve yearning for. You can’t wait to get into the sky and let loose your inner high-flying aerial photographer, right?
 
Did you know you’re also going to become a pilot?
 
When you fly your drone anywhere in the nation’s airspace, you automatically become part of the U.S. aviation system. Under the law, your drone is an aircraft. So while the rules for drones may be different, you have the responsibility to operate safely, just as a Cessna or 747 pilot does.
 
The FAA has developed this safety checklist that you, as a pilot, should use whenever you send drone into the Wild Blue Yonder. We want you to fly safe, fly smart – and have fun.
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E.A.A.Chapters on the Treasure Coast / Re: Chapter 908 Fort Pierce
« Last post by tester on November 21, 2015, 05:54:43 AM »
Fly to Cuba?
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