Revocation of Section 336 ?!

Discussion in 'News' started by LabRat1957, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Commercial Drone Alliance has asked Congress to revoke Section 336, the special rule for model aircraft which gives drone hobbyists and recreational drone flyers permit to fly their unmanned vehicles without a license as long as adherence to certain safety standards is observed.

    Section 336:

    Commercial Drone Alliance:

    Who are these people, and what power do they have if any? What do you all think?
  2. If they get it passed, there will be a lot of people getting out of the hobby because they don't want to deal with it. Didn't Canada pass a law close to what they are wanting to do ?
  3. #3 LabRat1957, Apr 7, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2018
    I'm not from Canada although posts that I've seen by a few folks there indicate something on these lines is coming. They talk about taking general knowledge tests, marking, and some form of radio ID. Squawk code? Anyway, comments have indicated the two guys in the video I posted in another thread (Things Getting Tough in Canada) are more or less marketing for their own business.

    Here's a link to a Transport Canada proposed rules for drones. Hobbyists may not be so bad off after all.
    It looks like much is aimed at those who want to fly in really controlled airspace.
  4. Looks like Section 336 will be OK for now. I do wonder however, what the "meaningful refinements" are? I received the following update from the AMA today:

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a long-term reauthorization of the FAA. We are happy to share that Section 336, also known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, is included in this bill with meaningful refinements that we supported to help make it stronger. We especially want to thank the thousands of members who participated in our Call to Action in the last few weeks to let Congress know the importance of protecting our hobby. Your efforts during this critical time have made a significant impact.

    While much of what we fought for was included in this bill, there are also some provisions that concern us. Rest assured - we will continue to work on improving FAA Reauthorization moving forward. Protecting our hobby is AMA's top priority and we will do everything possible to ensure your ability and freedom to fly.

    Please remember there are several more steps in the process before FAA Reauthorization becomes law. The next step is for the Senate to consider its own version of FAA Reauthorization, and then both the House and Senate bills will be sent to a Joint Committee to hash out a final version of the legislation. This process could take months and we may ask for your help again during this time.

    Again, we cannot thank you enough for your unwavering support. Please continue to monitor your emails, social media, and for new information and ways you can help.

    As always, thank you for your support.

    AMA Government Affairs Team
  5. Thanks for sharing! :)

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