FAA UAS Symposium Time of Year | SUAS News

Excerpt from FAA Mission Statement –

“We are accountable to the American public and our aviation stakeholders.”


After 20 years of working towards NAS integration, I like to stay in the tradition, and that’s
where I suggest the FAA folks and their underlings re-read the agency’s mission/vision
statement. Golly, why would we need to suggest that they do this? As usual, the AUVSI
the firewall offers no press passes for the rest of the stakeholder AKA bag
holders. The paywall makes it difficult to educate those who cannot afford to see
the show in person.

There is more gibberish in the declaration of values-

“Excellence is our promise. We seek results that embody professionalism, transparency,
and responsibility.

However, this does not apply to those who refuse to pay the ransom imposed by the
the largest advocacy group in the world. Other federal agencies, such as NASA, hold
free conferences. So why does it cost the taxpayer $399 to access public employees
in this case? Why is the FAA UAS Symposium so expensive?

I’ll save you some hard-earned dough. This year
the script will glorify BVLOS ARC, diverse participation and hard work. The truth
believers go ooh and aah about all the promises of BVLOS and that the FAA should
simply implement the recommendations.

Heck, an Amazon carnival barker might even say ARC recommendations
make the hundreds of dollars for a delivery worth it. If history is our guide, we can have a
a long wait. The Part 107 report was released on April 1, 2009, and the FAA took seven
more years to establish the well-meaning rule.

More than five years of FAA Part 107 concessional waivers is not progress, and I’m not.
pay attention to what someone says. I will concede that getting rid of the Amazing Grogan was
progress, and yes, I’m the one complimenting the FAA.

Unfortunately, we can’t rely on “lawyers” or lobbyists to ruffle any BVLOS
recommendation feathers by suggesting an acceleration. They might lose
lucrative Fortune 500 Part 107 waiver and gravy train exemption.
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