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Are R/C Pilots Still Required to Be Registered With the FAA

Old 11-11-2022, 06:40 AM
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Are R/C Pilots Still Required to Be Registered With The FAA as Drone Pilots ? I Know it was That way a While Back.
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Old 11-11-2022, 08:56 AM
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    December 16, 2015 at 7:30 AMTaken from the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 SEC. 336. “The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
    may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model
    aircraft, or an aircraft being developed as a model aircraft.” ..see that FAA… ANY RULE. This is beyond stupid.
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Old 11-11-2022, 12:08 PM
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Thought it was drone pilots who only need to register.
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https://www.faa.gov/training_testing...ia/uas_acs.pdf
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Hi Don, The FAA considers Rc Airplanes, drones, helies as Drones
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On the 14th of February, 2012, a bill known as H.R.658 - FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 became public law. This large and complex piece of legislation had a little over 1,000 sections and one of those, Section 336, continues to stir controversy to this day. For a full read of Section 336 please, click here.




The headline that introduces Section 336 is very explicit as it prohibits the FAA Administrator from promulgating rules or regulations on model aircraft flown strictly for hobby or recreational purposes and meeting certain other criteria." According to many people associated with the model aircraft community, Section 336 is the reason why todays drone pilots and generations of model-aircraft fliers have been able to fly and the industry has been able to flourish in the manner it has. Section 336 has allowed operators to enter the airspace without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilots license, equipage mandates, and regulatory paperwork. For the industry to continue to grow, many believe this needs to change.


The FAA, Department of Defense, and certain members of Congress are actively looking to remove this controversial section citing that something must be done to address the emergence of UAV / Drones / Multi-rotor Copters. The argument over Section 336 is here to stay as lawmakers discuss drone security and, specifically, S.2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act, recreational UAV operators are in the crossfire. The Commercial Drone Alliance and many other organizations have also argued that Section 336 needs to be repealed.
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