Need for New Federal Lobbying Efforts – Important Survey – Antonelli Law Drone – UAS Practice Group
Since the 2017 FAA Reauthorization Act failed to pass in time, there is a new 6 month window to perform what Antonelli Law perceives to be sorely needed new federal advocacy.
Please take just 3 minutes on average to complete this survey. The survey is just 9 questions.
Specifically we see the following serious issues which need to be addressed immediately:
1) The failure to stop local drone laws and bans and operational regulations, which would be prevented by placing clear FAA authority called “express federal preemption” in the FAA Reauthorization Act or another bill; and
2) The continued failure of the FAA to provide actual pathways for service providers to receive permission for safe BVLOS and over-people operations, which is preventing UAS operations that are lucrative to the operator, provide better and more frequent inspections to the industrial sector, and could provide more frequent surveys of environmental conditions to public agencies and large land holding interests.
3) An effort to “divide the sky” allowing local law enforcement (not just the FAA) to police the first 200 feet AGL, possibly to include local governments being able to keep fines.
Our goal with this survey is to gauge the interest in supporting the idea of a new federal advocacy effort, to learn what priorities our clients and friends believe should be in such an advocacy effort, and whether the effort should be based on client specific assignments, or paid for and directed by a new UAS commercial community advocacy organization.
We greatly appreciate your feedback and believe the 3 minutes you spend with this very brief survey will provide needed guidance to help us foster the US commercial drone industry for further success. You have had contact with our firm in the past and your opinion is very valuable to us.