Also: Lee Lauderback's UAT, OR Coast Guard Heli Station, CA A/C Parts Co Sued, Orion Is Home, 1.9M Young Eagles
The UAS America Fund, LLC has filed a formal Petition for Rulemaking with the FAA proposing a new “micro” unmanned aircraft rule. The proposed regulation would govern all commercial operations for unmanned aircraft systems that weigh three pounds or less, are operated below 400 feet, stay at least five miles from airports, and pilots must have a demonstrated level of aeronautical knowledge. EAA has announced that the 2015 EAA Aircraft Sweepstakes grand prize is a Piper J-3 Cub, meticulously restored by Ellis Clark, of Solvang, California. The lucky winning entry will be selected on September 30, 2015. A New York City Councilman has introduced a bill in the council that would ban nearly all UAV flights in the city ... possibly shutting commercial interests and hobbyists out altogether. The bill was introduced by Councilman Dan Garodnick and appeared on the December 17 agenda. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.24.14 is chock full of info in this news period ending Wednesday, December 24th, 2014... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
UAS America Fund Files FAA Formal Petition for Rulemaking on “Micro” Drones
AeroSports Update: You Can Win The Perfect Cub
New York City Councilman Wants To Ban Nearly All UAV Flights
Aero-TV: It's ALL About Attitude - Lee Lauderback Explains 'UAT'
Judge Orders Coast Guard To Maintain Oregon Helicopter Station
Former Employee Sues California Aircraft Parts Company
NASA’s Orion Arrives Back At Kennedy
Oklahoma Pilot Flies 1.9 Millionth Young Eagle
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