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Old 02-15-2015, 12:15 AM   #2
KevinM
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Hi Dennis,

Yes, but.... As I read through the proposal, there is in fact a certification requirement, albeit a fairly easy one. Asking UAS operators to obtain a commercial certificate would have put them out of business. Still, a person will have to prove that they have an appropriate level of aeronautical knowledge (rules, etc.), which is a decent step beyond the free-for-all that exists now.

In addition:

- UAS will need to be registered, similar to a manned aircraft

- UAS will need to be operated within line-of-sight....no autonomous operation like the yo-yos at Amazon were proposing.

- UAS will be day VFR only

- UAS will need to be operated below 500 AGL

All of the above are good things, IMHO.
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