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Town Cancels UAS Regulations After FAA Preemption Notice

Village of Sag Harbor defers to FAA authority over all navigable air space

In what is a sign of order coming to the rush of local and state governments to regulate the alleged "drone threat", the village of Sag Harbor Village board dropped plans for restrictive drone (and hence model aircraft) regulation. They cited the FAAs new registration policy and, by inference, the FAA Fact Sheet, that exlains that the FAA regulation preempts local regulation of how, where and when aircraft fly, and disallows any local registration or training requirements. This is in line with the FAA insistance that sUAS are "aircraft" under their regulation. While the AMA is disputing the FAAs interpretation, the FAA claim of preemption is helping discourage local government from enacting regulations. It remains to be seen if cities like Los Angeles and Chicago are motivated to repeal their ordinances before they encounter costly legal challenges.

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AMA Requests You Delay FAA Registration;
Legal and Political Options Explored

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CHRISTMAS PARTY - A FESTIVE TIME FOR ALL

About 80 members and family enjoyed a holday party and feist on December 12 at the annual SFDRCM Christmas Party. This is our annual chance to social and meet the family of members. We thanked the membership for their help in maintaining the club, with everything from taking trash from the field, cutting weeds, moving rocks, monitoring safety practices and helping newcomers. We had the DX9 radio raffle, with the winner being...Rich Rannis! Fair and square! His hard work for the club came back to reward him. Dozens of other prized were won, from 24" TV, Android Tablet, RXR airplanes, charger and Chirstmas Stockings filled with cash!

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Be Healthy and Fly Safe!

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SFDRCM, Rich Rannis Featured in Pasadena Star News
Drone Registration Article

Rich is quoted in a nice, fair article in the Pasadena Star News online. It addresses the FAA registration proposals that affect ALL MODEL AIRCRAFT over 250 grams. Model airplanes, helicopters, flying toys, AMA members are all swept up in the recommendation. The final form and content of the FAA proposed regulation is yet to be determined, as are penalties for failure to comply.

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Loss of Control Incidents at the Field;
Incident Report Form Created


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Lots of new Swap Shop Ads

If you haven't looked at the Swap Shop lately, check it out. Lots of new ads today - heli, EDF, gas, etc.

New Gate Installed to Curb Trespassing at Field

SFDRCM Gate

Photo credit: Tom Traeger

Thanks to President Rich Rannis for spearheading the effort to install a gate on the northern entrance to our field. Since Gold Line Extension work began last year, the normal Duarte Road gate has not been locked, leading to increased trespass at our field, including graffiti and car and ATV tracks and burnouts. Hopefully the gate will reduce this significantly. The design of the gate is one side for club use wit