Kirk

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  1. @Ed O'Grady agreed. This is what happened with the 333, part 107 time period.
  2. 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.
  3. @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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. NODE Network Of Drone Enthusiasts

    @Alan Perlman sent you an email.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. LAX airspace question help.

    I’ve looked st the LAANC. I’m in the California South Bay. So this new offering doesn’t help me. Since I’m thinking about it I will add this little nugget. The company Drone Base emailed me with customer jobs in my area. These jobs were within 1 mile of Torrance airport. No one in this area has authority to fly a drone except for the Torrance police department. I’ve checked on the FAA waiver approved site. Yet each time I get these emails I go to the Drone Base app and the jobs have been taken by someone. This is what pives me. Eventually someone is going to do something stupid and we will all pay. So much for following rules.
  15. LAX airspace question help.

    I have a Airframe & Power Plant license, Private Pilot License, UAS Licensee, all from FAA. I spent 30 years as a professional in the aviation industry. Worked with the FAA the whole time. Many of my former co-workers went to work for the FAA. So I say this with experience. The FAA is completely broken. 6 supervisors for every worker. Nothing gets done. They have more manpower working on keeping track of our paperwork than inspectors looking it over.