February 21, 2020
President Donald J. Trump
The White Home
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500
RE: FAA Distant Identification of Unmanned Plane Programs, Discover of Public Rulemaking.
Docket No.: FAA-2019-1100
This proposed rule constitutes a reputable menace to the nationwide safety of america of America.
This proposed rule will solely serve to bolster the rising monopoly loved by a Chinese language toy (import classification) Firm. Shenzhen Dà-Jiāng Improvements Sciences and Applied sciences Ltd. is presupposed to have secured $1.6 billion in funding moneys, some coming from the Folks’s Republic of China. That very same funding cash is and has been spent influencing State and Federal lawmakers, in addition to the Federal Aviation Administration, in the end permitting DJI to dump low value drones into the marketplace.
Easy, non-intrusive, and less expensive measures, like point-of-sale registration for “plane,” haven’t but been tried. This straightforward measure would guarantee each privateness and
accountability however have been aggressively lobbied towards by huge field retailers and DJI.
The US of America is the birthplace of aviation and has been answerable for nice developments and achievements in aviation. Aviation luminaries like Howard Hughes, Paul MacCready, Samuel Langley utilized mannequin aviation to attain these improvements.
Lots of the methods that US warfighters have come to depend on, like Aerosonde, Scaneagle, Predator and Reaper, Raven, Puma, and Wasp; have been solely doable due to the improvements and provide chains developed by the home remote-control pastime ecosystem.
That when sturdy market is now in disarray and that is in flip resulting in poorly crafted guidelines not primarily based in science; and these guidelines favor offshore producers that negatively impression an already beleaguered home aviation trade.
Proposed Distant ID options ought to neither be spearheaded nor influenced by the Chinese language. We as a nation want an Aviation Administration that promulgates guidelines that allow and promote innovation in addition to help a strong Aviation ecosystem in america.
This proposal is by and enormous flawed because it clearly lacks enter from SME’s, business end-users, and Americans whom benefit from the protected modeling pastime. RID is dangerous for American aviation!
Sincerely, Patrick Egan
CC: Hon. Kamala Harris, Hon. Doris Matsui