Hello, this is Russell again, after many many many phone call’s and e-mail, thank you to all. Here are the people whom have decided to stop all “commercial use” of an RC HELICOPTER or RC AIRCRAFT from flight anywhere in the USA, at any altitude. Does not matter we maybe in a controlled space, on a film location set for a movie, flying at 40 feet above the grown, no where near an airport, NO FLIGHT OF ANY TYPE ANY WHERE, is the answer we got.
As I stated in a prior blog post, I have had several very long phone conversations with the folks at FAA in Washington DC & Southern California field office there is no budge in the conditions of RC for aerial photography , aerial video no matter how small scale. The USA air-space is closed to all RC ‘s for any commercial use.
You want to hear it for yourself, give these folks a phone call, e-mail them, let them know how you feel about this, here are the links with phone numbers an e-mail address. This is a copy of the actual letter sent to our company, too.
Make your voice heard, write a note today: This is in my personal opinion a restriction of my freedoms in the USA to be in business !!!
Thank you to all for your support.
LETTER BELOW FROM THE FAA TO OUR COMPANY
I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with the person or persons in
your organization who oversee your unmanned aircraft operation. As a
courtesy to you and your organization, I would like to discuss the existing
prohibition of commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in
the U.S. national airspace as well as the rule making efforts the FAA is
currently undertaking to provide for such operations in the future.
Please respond within 5 business days.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
R. Lance Nuckolls
Aviation Safety Inspector – Flight Operations
FAA Office of Aviation Safety
Flight Standards Service
Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (AFS-407)
470 L’Enfant Plaza STE 3200
Washington, DC 20024
Lastly, contact the FAA representative directly who is in-charge (so to speak) about this issue and hear about it from the horses mouth:
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (AJR-36)
800 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20591
THE PERSON IN SOUTHER CALIFORNIA FIELD OFFICE WE HAVE TALKED WITH TOO IS
Name: Dennis Fogarty
Phone Number:: 310 725-7212