Av8Chuck wrote: "We're on standby to fly the burn areas in Northern California, I logged in to check TFR's, what a clunky antiquated way of presenting data."
I have previously asked about approved operation in B, C, D and E airspace and don't have a good answer. Why the clunky bureaucratic antiquated apparatus when the regulations only require authorization from ATC?
14 CFR Part 107 Subpart D, § 107.41 says:
"Operation in certain airspace.
No person may operate a small
unmanned aircraft in Class B, Class C,
or Class D airspace or within the lateral
boundaries of the surface area of Class
E airspace designated for an airport
unless that person has prior
authorization from Air Traffic Control
(ATC)." (emphasis mine -vb)
§ 107.205 "List of regulations subject to
waiver. (h) Section 107.41—Operation in
Where does approval from the FAA come in? I mentioned that I once called the local tower in Schenectady NY (KSCH - by telephone) and told them I was flying with five miles and they thanked me for the call. I was low and slow to be sure, but had no issues. My rhetorical question is, why the clunky bureaucratic apparatus if the regs only require approval of ATC?