Today, Paul talks with Kevin Morris from the FAA. Specifically, we wanted to reach out to Kevin to discuss how the Part 107 applies to FPV racers.
Remember, FPVs aren’t only used for racing. There are other applications for FPVs, as well.
As Morris says:
“Where the FAA’s interpretation stems from is actually Public Law 112-95 Section 336. We keep going back to that document. That’s the professional mandate that gave us the rules, not only for hobby operation, but it also gave us the additional instruction that the FAA can’t propagate any further rules against hobby operation. But, what they did in that Public Law 112-95 was that they identified what the term “model aircraft” meant.
According to the congressional definition, it lists three primary areas…number two is that “a model aircraft must be flown within the visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft”. So, the way the FAA has always viewed the model operations or the special rule for model aircraft is that you either comply with all provisions of Public Law 112-95 Section 336, or you fall under civil aircraft operations, which means Part 107″.
Additionally, we discuss penalties, the AMA and a number of topics related to the Part 107. You won’t want to miss this one.
Special thanks to Kevin! Fly safe!
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- [00:25] Paul introduces Mr. Kevin Morris from the FAA to listeners
- [00:42] Today’s topic revolves around how Part 107 applies to FPV racing
- [01:12] Kevin explains FAA’s interpretation of Public Law 112-95, Section 336 and explains why Part 107 is applicable to FPV racing
- [03:22] Kevin elaborates on Congress’s requirement of maintaining “visual line of sight”
- [04:52] Would a hobbyist drone pilot wearing DJI googles be able to operate under Section 336? Would Part 107 apply in this case?
- [05:35] What is the AMA saying about this topic?
- [07:33] Can a RPIC acting as a VO (Visual Observer) oversee a non-certificated remote pilot flying a UAS? Would this meet the requirements of Part 107?
- [09:12] Can a person operate, act as a RPIC or VO of more than one unmanned aircraft at the same time?
- [09:46] What are the repercussions of flying FPV without a Part 107?
- [11:12] What are the possible civil penalties for not complying with Part 107?
- [12:54] Learn how Drone U can help you with getting your Part 107; you can also learn to fly FPV from Nytfury