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|1||Indoor Flying - Marcus Whitman Middle School, 6-9:00 pm|
|12||Regular Meeting, including Officer Elections -
Sunnyslope Improvement Association,
5830 SW Old Clifton Road, Port Orchard, 7:00 pm
|15||Indoor Flying - Marcus Whitman Middle School, 6-9:00 pm|
KARCS' FAA Airspace Authorization
November 9, 2023
I just received communications from the AMA Government Relations Representative. This provides more clarity to my previous announcements.
“The email from Ms. Stewart is correct in that your FRIA application was likely automatically denied due to location in a 0’ grid. This denial will not affect your LOA or future 7711 AA. Even if the FRIA status is never given to the site, you would still be able to operate under the LOA or AA with a broadcast module added to aircraft. However, we will do everything we can to get you FRIA status at your site. Ilona Maine is our staff member working on your FRIA application and she has already resubmitted your application to the FAA.”
This means that we’re back to our original stance in that we’re waiting for the results of the FRIA application to determine whether or not we’ll need the ‘Remote ID’ modules installed into our aircraft.
I apologize for any confusion or anxiety that I may have caused. I’m simply passing along to you what the respective agencies are telling me.
For previous messages, see the President's Messages Page
On Wednesday September 13th, the FAA published the following:
FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date Six Months
Drone pilots who are unable to comply with the broadcast requirement of the Remote ID Rule will now have until March 16, 2024, to equip their aircraft. After that date, operators could face fines and suspension or revocation of pilot certificates.
See AMA update video here.
Evening Indoor Flying
Evening Flying is now available most Fridays at Marcus Whitman Middle School from 6:00 until 10:00 pm.
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