The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just announced that their next Drone Advisory Committee will take place in Washington, D.C. on February 27th, 2020. The committee advises the FAA on various topics, including the recently published NPRM for Remote ID for Drones. Membership of the committee includes various larger players in the drone industry. Hobbyist drone pilots and smaller commercial drone operators are notably absent from the committee, however. The DAC meetings are open to the public, but can also be followed online on the FAA’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube platforms.
The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on UAS.
About this Event
The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is a broad-based, long-term Federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key UAS integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. Membership is comprised of CEO/COO-level executives from a cross-section of stakeholders representing the wide variety of UAS interests, including industry, research and academia, retail, and technology.
All DAC meetings are open to the public, except as provided by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). All meeting materials are publically available subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time.
Additional information is available on the Federal Register. Please email DACmeet[email protected] with questions.
The meeting will be live-streamed on the FAA’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube platforms.
Physically attending these sessions might not be feasible for many drone enthusiasts, however, if you want to stay abreast of the latest rulemaking developments than be sure to follow the Drone Advisory Committee proceeding live online.
Let us know what you think about the hobbyist drone pilots and small commercial drone operators being not represented in these DAC sessions at all in the comments below.