ThreatWire – March 13 2014: Drones vs. The FAA

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) loses case against Raphael Pirker, a swiss model aircraft enthusiast. Appeals. Commercial drone use in United States in question.

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Further reading:

www.personal-drones.net/trappy-and-the-faa-fine-for-flying-over-the-university-of-virginia

www.suasnews.com/2014/03/27933/faa-to-appeal-trappy-ruling/

www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/reg/media/frnotice_uas.pdf

www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=76240

8 Comments

  • Philip McC
    Reply

    They MAY actually being constructively cautious… they may not really understand the RC tech that they are trying to classify. Unlike Darrin and the others. I have not been able to escape having to find work in this bureaucratic region. So I have some insight into their thoughts or lack there-of.
    But on the other hand since they may little or no idea at management level that these are mostly non-autonomous RC craft not really a drone like the military. Although some of the military drones are large RC craft. Much like a virtual video game….that kills people.
    So, than privacy and keeping the flight lanes free of these mechanical birds, there is No logical reason for the FAA to suppress the ideas that come from these.

    HAK5 crew… there is a TED video about the autonomous version used in Nepal.

  • russ dibenedetto
    Reply

    Man the sound was screwed up on this video. I hope you correct it and repost it. I couldn’t hear the majority of your podcast, kept cutting in and out.

  • jigger
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    Hi,
    This is an important subject but the sound is so bad that you miss most of it. Can the audio be fixed and the video reposted. Another thing is to stop calling the UAS’s/UAV’s drones, they are Remote Controlled Aircraft or Quadcopters. Calling them Drones gives them a bad reputation in the public eye, who only think of them in terms of the Military killing machines. Or aircraft with cameras that can spy on them
    I don’t want my hobby restricted by government and public ignorance.

  • Elias
    Reply

    Yes, audio is coming in and out and there are lost syllables or whole words. Apart from that, keep the excellent Threat Wire vidcast please!

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    Couldn’t watch this video. I would love to watch it and I feel as if it is pretty relevant. However the audio makes you sound like you may have an encoding issue of some sort.

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