Who’s Monkeying With The Numbers Once more? – sUAS Information



I don’t know if the oldsters on the FAA UASIO are simply attempting to muddy up the water for job safety functions, or are they going for completely inept? I’ve been listening to what quantities to the psychological faulty league (formally referred to as the toy firm cabal) bray concerning the necessity of bringing the rogue and clueless Greatest Purchase flyer to heal.

The stark actuality is, you and I buddy, are woefully unrepresented within the public rule making course of.

I assume it’s arduous to make NAS integration progress when the one device you have got within the toolbox is a monkey wrench? The DAC and Pony present is in full swing with a tainted and troubled business chair. An administrative lawmaking regulator that has spent 30 years on a grind that solely disenfranchises the aviation neighborhood. These similar individuals throw the security of the NAS to the wind when the entity has VC cash to spend on lobbyists.

I’m undecided if the FAA has established a baseline for VC $ mulligans, however possibly I’ll FOIA that together with the long-awaited baseline for Sense and Keep away from.

The gaggle of sycophants (aka the psychological faulty league), bolster the FAA’s flawed coverage they’re killing it whereas hoping for mandated members and prospects (you) that may enable or justify one other spherical on the funding nicely.

I wish to FOIA!

I made a request not too long ago to determine precisely what number of drones (business and interest) are legally registered. I do know the toolbox crowd likes to make use of the “energetic registration” terminology, however I’m the normal sort that likes the outdated “in compliance with the regulation” stuff. Simply getting by way of the UASIO’s personal model of obfuscation numbers is a deal with. Lest we overlook that the interest numbers aren’t really plane however are, actually, individuals, and a few of these individuals are minors.

The next numbers are a minimize and paste from the FOIA response and are “registrations in compliance with the regulation!”

I requested for the variety of “new” registrations and that is what I received.
 
Half 107 2018 188,092
Half 107 2019 128,503
Rec Flyer 2018 110,072
Rec Flyer 2019 114,732
 
Half 107 is the business registrants and Rec Flyer are the hobbyists. These numbers are a lot decrease than the FAA would have you ever, the congress, or anybody else that’s listening imagine. You will note within the graphic up to date February 18, 2020, that the FAA contends that there are “1,552,633 Drones Registered.” Permit me to interrupt it down for you…

The full variety of drones (and other people) in compliance with the regulation, in accordance with the FAA, AFB-711 Plane Registration Department is 541,399. Or lower than a 3rd of what the FAA UASIO likes to name energetic –

In closing, we have now seen the identical downward pattern with the Distant Pilot Certificates, and the numbers are shifting within the mistaken route and hardly warrant spending the taxpayer-funded $69 million a 12 months.

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