Another Section 333 Copy/Paste Bites The Dust

Another Section 333 Copy/Paste Bites The Dust

We’ve written before about the hazards of bad Section 333 copy and paste jobs. Number one, they can void your insurance coverage when an accident occurs. Number two they can be rescinded by FAA. If you are not going to hire an attorney to file your Section 333 petition for exemption, please take the time to tailor it to your actual intended operations.

Yesterday, the FAA rescinded the Section 333 approval of a Mr. Thomas Johan Walter. Thomas-Johann-Walter-Rescission

From the FAA public document:

“On June 2, 2015, Mr. Walter submitted a petition for exemption to allow commercial operations of unmanned aircraft, on behalf of Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. Mr. Walter was identified in the petition as the CEO of Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc., and as well as the point of contact; however, the email and mailing addresses provided for Mr. Simon Nielson. On September 2, 2015 the FAA granted the exemption to Mr. Walter and emailed its decision to Mr. Nielson at the email address provided in the contact information section of the petition. On September 2, 2015, Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. notified the FAA, stating that Mr. Thomas Walter is not and has not been affiliated with Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc.

A review of Mr. Walter’s petition shows that Mr. Walter submitted, verbatim, the petition submitted by Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. on October 3, 2014,  including the point of contact information on Page 14. Mr. Walter substituted his name for Drone Fleet & Aerospace Management, Inc. in only a few places.”

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In consideration of the foregoing, I find that Exemption No. 12719 was issued based on erroneous information submitted by petitioner and was therefore granted in error. Therefore, pursuant to the authority contained in 49 U.S.C. §§ 106(f), 40113 and 44701, delegated to me by the Administrator, Exemption No. 12719 is rescinded effective immediately.”

For another Section 333 rescission example, see this one from August:  Kramer-Rescission-11629

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And if you do it yourself, please do not forget to copy, paste, and edit!

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