I'm the guy helping run the local club here and just wanted to share my recent update.
AMA sent me an e-mail with a link to send AMA our site GPS coordinates, our LOA, and purpose/need for a FRIA. Doing so AMA was going to submit our FRIA request on our behalf.
As most know, compliance with the Remote ID rule will be required beginning in September 2023. In anticipation of the requirement, AMA has begun requesting ...
Anyways, just wanted to share the recent update in light of what my Canadian brothers are experiencing right now....
From what I understand the MAAC is Canadas version of the USA's AMA, Your Transport Canada is our FAA, and your NavCanada is our B4UFly?
It sounds like MAAC just decided to give in! How rude. This is exactly what I fear with AMA becoming a CBO FRIA mediator. Going to have us by the dingle berries. Fooling aside it makes me want to become my own CBO, apply for my own FRIA, OR just disregard all laws and use common sense like we have done before "drones" showed up. What a crazy world we live in.
I have to ask, are you required to be a part of MAAC in Canada? AMA is a membership here and only some clubs require it so to speak. But in the airspace we are technically required to use B4UFly/LAANC to fly, but not required to get authorization unless it's controlled airspace. things are changing and I hope we don't have to sit on our transmitters like you guys are now while lengthy regulations are being developed.
Here's and excerpt I found from MAAC:
"In the next few days, all members will receive a letter from MAAC which will advise you that the MAAC Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily suspend all outdoor flying activity, effective immediately. This letter will also give you more background information and perspective, but the main points are outlined below.
The suspension is a proactive measure to show Transport Canada and NAV CANADA that MAAC is a reliably self-regulating partner in Canadian aviation. It was triggered by the NAV CANADA discovery of several MAAC flying sites that were approved in controlled airspace without an agreement in place with the controlling agency, in breach of both the Transport Canada Exemption, and an agreement with NAV CANADA
Exemption from Part IX of the Canadian Aviation Regulations
I have woken up needing to check the date, it feels like April fools.A national model aircraft association will tell its 13,000-strong membership to stop flying
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