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posted Oct 27, 2015, 7:41 AM by George Finlay
We have been invited to participate in a panel discussion at a UAV Symposium in Cape May NJ Friday, October 30, 2015. The discussion, dubbed "Innovator's Dilemma" is to focus on obstacles to overcome as we build a commercial UAV industry. 

From our perspective as holders of a Section 333 exemption the biggest roadblock is the cumbersome and unnecessary amendment and COA process we are required to navigate anytime we want to expand beyond the conditions and limitations of our original exemption.

For example: our original exemption specified operations with a DJI S1000; to fly any other small UAV model, even if it has previously been approved for use by other exemption holders,  we need to file an amendment and wait 3 months or more while an FAA staffer evaluates our request. This is like requiring a pilot to file an amendment to his license for each new model airplane he proposes to file. An absurd waste of time. Kafkesque. Bureau of Redundancy Bureau.

Immediately after our panel newly appointed FAA UAV advisor Major General (Retired) Marke Gibson is scheduled to speak. Hopefully he will agree with our suggestions and be able to implement them.

Event details can be found at UAS KWWD

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