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FAA Releases New Drone ListIs Your Town on the Map?
Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | February 7, 2013 | Jennifer Lynch

Posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:15 PM PST by ThomasThomas

I found this link from Micheal Yon on Facebook. I haven't heard of Electronic Frontier Foundation before but I found there map very interesting. The have a Google map of all FAA approved drone operations. If you follow there link to larger you can see details on what they say they are doing with the drone.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; drone; dronelist; faa; usaf; vatech; yon
This the detail about an operation near me.

Governmental Body/Entity: Air Force - 2011-WSA-47-COA

Type of Drone: Raven

Status: Active

General Location of Drone Activity: San Bernadino, CA

Stated objective/purpose of COA: The objective of this COA is to designate a UAS operational area to ensure Special Operations Forces (SOF) may maintain proficiency and conduct operator qualification training. Operational flights of the Raven system will be conducted by trained and medically qualified US Special Operations Command personnel. These operations take place approximately three times a week, eight one-hour sorties and during daylight hours.

Effective Dates: 7/20/2011-7/19/2012

Comments:

Link to Records: https://www.eff.org/document/air-force-2011

1 posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:27 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas

Yup but it was expected since I have one of the Hutaree militia members living less than a mile away.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 7:27:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ThomasThomas

Drone operations under 400’ AGL, not used for commercial purposes, airframe under a certain weight, etc., do not specifically have to be FAA approved (they actually are by the fact they they stay within the operational parameters). Any one can get into the game for $2500 or so.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 7:30:03 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

Governmental Body/Entity: University of Michigan

Type of Drone: Funtana X100 UAS

Status: Expired

General Location of Drone Activity: Jackson, Michigan Academy of Model Aeronautics Field, MI

Stated objective/purpose of COA: The Funtana X100 UAS is a fixed wing aerobatic airframe available as a commercial-off-the-shelf model. We augment the airframe with an avionics package providing autonomous control capability backed by an R/C pilot with full override authority. Flights will be conducted during daytime VFR conditions below 400 feet AGL in the bounds of the airspace region used by the existing Jackson, Michigan Academy of Model Aeronautics R/C field as specified in this CoA application.

Effective Dates: March 18, 2010 - March 17, 2011

Comments: Testing of new drone models


5 posted on 02/09/2013 7:37:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ThomasThomas

I notice some of the places are Air Force Bases.

Clovis
Little Rock
Tinker
Wichita has lots of aircraft maint sites.
Castle
March
Beale


6 posted on 02/09/2013 7:38:43 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: ThomasThomas

Most on the list are government agencies or a whole bunch of universities. I don’t know what to make of that.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 7:47:40 PM PST by JimSEA ( “what difference does it make?”)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Keesler, not far from me.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 7:50:06 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: JimSEA

The place they flew them out of here in Jackson Mi is a model airplane club. Sounds like they tested autonomous flight.

Universities do plenty of research for both military and private industry.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 7:50:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JimSEA

1) The muiltary uses UAVs. The military might like to train without having to leave the country, don’t you think?

2) Universities do research and aerospace students learn by building and doing.

People need to get off this frantic hyperemotional MSM-media fueled panic about UAVs.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 7:51:19 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: ThomasThomas
If this takes place it is fairly close to where I live.

Moses Lake WA.

11 posted on 02/09/2013 7:59:46 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I haven’t seen any drones at March when I pass on the freeway. I have heard they fly from March.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 8:02:42 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Ouderkirk

What do you think? Duckshot?


13 posted on 02/09/2013 8:10:22 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: cripplecreek

Have you heard of Electronic Frontier Foundation before? I was looking at some of there other stories and found they defended DU in Righthaven v. Democratic Underground. Is this just a free speech issue or a political leaning?


14 posted on 02/09/2013 8:16:00 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Ouderkirk

Wonder why there are none in Chicago.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 8:20:59 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ThomasThomas; All

I notice that only 5 out of 38 US Perimeter bases of the death-for-hire Obamadrones are located on or near the US Mexico Border.

What are the Obamadrones poised to kill in the rest of the USA?

Certainly NOT the Mexican Illegal Aliens who get FREE Emergency Room treatments for any and all of their huge families that annually visit the US for free medical treatments!


16 posted on 02/09/2013 8:38:01 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ThomasThomas
The only acceptable uses I can see for the operation of drone aircraft within US borders are in unpopulated areas for testing by the manufacturers of the aircraft and training by military personnel for use overseas.

If the DEA or ATF or local police departments want to use these aircraft to place American citizens under the same kind of surveillance we use in the badlands between Pakistan and Afghanistan, we're looking at a situation the Stasi in East Germany could only have dreamed of.
17 posted on 02/09/2013 8:47:26 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ThomasThomas
Is this just a free speech issue or a political leaning?

The EFF has no political affiliation. Their agenda is to support technology innovation and consumer rights against government and corporate pressures, and to defend privacy and free speech when these are threatened by the misuse of technology. The sad fact is that most of the threats to these freedoms come from the government these days, and the EFF spends a good deal of their time arguing against FCC regulations, warrantless wiretaps, and attempts to regulate the Internet.

Most organizations which start out well tend to be subverted from their initial purpose in time, but so far I find the EFF still well worth supporting.
18 posted on 02/09/2013 8:56:28 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: cripplecreek; ThomasThomas

Right next door. I can’t go to grandma’s house without passing through.

Governmental Body/Entity: U.S. Dept of Energy

Type of Drone: Raven RQ11A/B Wasp

Status: Active

General Location of Drone Activity: Butte, ID

Stated objective/purpose of COA: The Idaho National Laboratory (INL)—a multi-purpose US Dept. of Energy Laboratory—carries out a variety of research and development using small, under 65 lb unmanned aircraft flying in class G airspace over its controlled access boundary, and based at a dedicated UAS paved runway. The INL has maintained FAA approved UAS operations via the COA process since 2004, and has accumulated hundreds of flight hours. This COA application covers flight of Aervironemt Raven RQ11A/B type unmanned fixed wing airplanes, using an electric power plants of approximately 0.6kW HP. Typically Raven RQ11A/B flights occur five days each month in clement weather, and only occasionally during winter. A typical flight day will have two to six flights of about 50 minutes duration each. Flights are day VFR.

Effective Dates: 11/2/2010-11/1/2011 (DOE has various COAs from 2007-2011 and notes that it has had COAs since 2004)


19 posted on 02/09/2013 9:01:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Grams A
Wonder why there are none in Chicago.

They would all get shot down.

20 posted on 02/09/2013 9:04:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I could see an use in fighting wild fires around me.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 9:47:09 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I could see an use in fighting wild fires around me.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 9:47:26 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas
Screw what town is on the list, better be checking to see if YOUR NAME is on the list!

Eight Deuce on the loose!

23 posted on 02/09/2013 9:51:25 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: cripplecreek
Those Militia members are the ones you know about, in Northern Michigan, every one is a Militia member! Don't believe me, drive north of Traverse City and try breaking into someones home at night, anyone of your choice, bet it won't happen again!

Eight Deuce on the loose!

24 posted on 02/09/2013 9:57:21 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82nd ABN Div. 1/508th BN "Fury From the Sky")
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To: ThomasThomas

Not a whole lot on them thar borders, I reckon.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 10:14:34 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: bigheadfred

How funny! Thank you for letting me have at least one good laugh today.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 11:28:53 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Trying to connect the dots.. do you think the increase in drone permits has accelerated strategies for gun control? Is there concern these drones could be shot down?


27 posted on 02/10/2013 4:40:54 AM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: ThomasThomas

Trying to connect the dots.. do you think the increase in drone permits has accelerated strategies for gun control? Is there concern these drones could be shot down?


28 posted on 02/10/2013 4:40:54 AM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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