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  1. @Av8Chuck yes you are correct about what the Los Angeles Shariffs did. You are also correct in that they have no legal standing to over ride Federal law. So most of Southern California, including cities in Los Angeles County do not contract the Los Angeles police or shariffs departments. Many cities within Los Angeles county have their own police departments. This also means these cities do not recognize Los Angeles city rule changes. Like wise the attempts of the film industry have no control on these cities. I know because I have been to each city hall within 20 miles of the Southern California beach city to ask them what rules do they have for drone folks like us. I have a note book full that I take on my job sites in cases authories have questions. This is how i happened to be asked to speak on this topic. I was in the El Segundo city hall talking to James the Tax Revenue Officer. He was very interested in speaking with me. El Segundo is literally next to the south runway for Los Angeles international runway. He contacted me moths latter to speak in fromt of his group. Trust me @Av8Chuck if any of the cities that were present (not every city showed up) for this talk had opposition such as what you brought they would not have hesitated to say so.
  2. I was asked to be the guest speaker for all of the Southern California Tax Revenue officers at their conference. I jumped at the chance to get in front of this group to challenge them to see how crazy it is that cities believe they can put regulation on top of the FAA’s regulations. Many cities in Southern California have city regulations that require either a fee per year, fee per flight, or simple say no flight is possible in their city. Long story short. I finished with showing them the new (as of last week in my area) LAANC app on my mobile device that allowed me to plan a flight, and then was given approval seconds later to fly in a city that said I had to pay a yearly registration to fly there. I asked how it was that they believe they had a legal right to over ride the FAA’s federal authority. I though this in as well. I said, 90% of Commercial drone operators shoot real estate. Never has any city required an MLS (real estate) Photography get a filming permit. Just because my camera flys I’m going to be concidered in a different category? Good luck. Legal up him battle!
  3. @Ed O'Grady agreed. This is what happened with the 333, part 107 time period.
  4. I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. So I made a heart felt plea for answers to the FAA. Here is the email response. Not even assigned to an agent 10 months later.
  5. @Av8Chuck agreed. I have many FAA licenses and have been in aviation for 35 years. This Part 107 is a joke. The FAA doe not respond in any helpful way to pursue this as a serous business.
  6. I’ve got 3 Airspace Wavier request that are 9 mouths old. I tried sending an email to ask about the status. Got an auto response that they recieved my email. But no one responded. That was weeks ago. What would you guys suggest I do to contact a live person for help? The UAS help line is only for technical issues.
  7. Did some checking before I call (good luck right) the FAA to ask about my 9 month old airspace waiver (107.41) requests. I posted the question here “has the FAA stopped granting airspace waivers”? Someone said they were still granting waivers. The FAA granted waivers database shows that the last waiver was granted 9/11/17. That’s six months ago. Assuming people are putting in requests regularly the FAA has halted granting airspace waivers.
  8. Did some checking before I call (good luck right) the FAA to ask about my 9 month old airspace waiver (107.41) requests. I posted the question here “has the FAA stopped granting airspace waivers”? Someone said they were still granting waivers. The FAA granted waivers database shows that the last waiver was granted 9/11/17. That’s six months ago. Assuming people are putting in requests regularly the FAA has halted granting airspace waivers.
  9. Did some checking before I call (good luck right) the FAA to ask about my 9 month old airspace waiver (107.41) requests. I posted the question here “has the FAA stopped granting airspace waivers”? Someone said they were still granting waivers. The FAA granted waivers database shows that the last waiver was granted 9/11/17. That’s six months ago. Assuming people are putting in requests regularly the FAA has halted granting airspace waivers.
  10. Who, at the FAA is the best person to call for questions. I sent an email, got a automated response, but no one as contacted me from that request. It’s beem Nine months since I sent my waiver requests in. This is ridiculous.
  11. About 9 months ago I applied for three waivers in my area. About 3 weeks ago I sent in3 (one for each request) status requests for my waivers. I received an auto response at the time I sent my request acknowledging they received my emails. The FAA has not responded at all. What’s going on?
  12. Kirk

    NODE Network Of Drone Enthusiasts

    @Alan Perlman sent you an email.
  13. Kirk

    NODE Network Of Drone Enthusiasts

    @Av8Chuck I too am conflicted and confused by both DJI actions and motives. This is why I shared my story. I don’t know how many here have even heard of NODE. I did a quick search and didn’t find NODE has ever been mentioned here.
  14. The NODE group solicited me to join. It looked like a good source of info so I signed up to receive emails from them. I received an email detailing the NODE group is defeating Cities writing law to require permits to fly drones in there cities. This is good right? We don’t want cities to basically tell us to pay them eveytime we want to fly. So I sent NODE an email with two cities around me with drone permit requirements. They said “Thank you for this info it is ridiculous and we will look into it’. Here is the funny (strange) part. The lady’s name that sent the email also gave her job title with NODE, and the fact that NODE is a DJI organization. The address given was Washington DC. NODE must be a lobby group for DJI in our capital.
  15. Kirk

    LAX airspace question help.

    @Ed O'Grady Here is the link to the FAA Waviers granted page. https://www.faa.gov/uas/request_waiver/waivers_granted/ type in the search window “107.41” All of the 107.41 Airspace Waviers will be displayed. You are correct there could be Airspace Authorizations I don’t think those can be found.