Alex

, Canada

Posted on
2020-02-14 18:19:51
“As a child, I loved everything that flew. Planes and spaceships hung from my bedroom walls, and I loved building free flight gliders and launching model rockets. As a teenager, I had the opportunity to start flying with local pilots at the airport and started my private pilot’s license. Unfortunately, as school and my career took priority, aviation was forced to take a back seat. RC aviation has kept my dreams of flight alive through these years spent on the ground. In recent years, FPV has given me the opportunity to sit in the pilot’s seat despite the fact that I don’t have the time for full scale aviation. With everything I’ve learned about airplane design and construction, I have plans to get my ultralight permit and maybe even to build and fly my own ultralight in the coming years. RC also gives me a chance to spend quality time with my daughter, as she lives with her mother in the city for the sake of getting better schooling than in this rural area. However she told me her favourite thing to do is build planes with me and we always try to build and fly planes together when she comes to stay with me at the farm. I’m hoping as she gets older she keeps the same love for flight that I have and can learn to fly her own models. Finally I have checked off “commercial” on the list, and that is because I use homebuilt UAVs for mapping and herding on my farm. I do agree that mounting a transducer or identifying markings on a fully autonomous, GPS guided UAV is not out of the question, as these vehicles can be capable of a 50 mile flyaway in the event of an autopilot failure. I know I am in Canada and will not be affected by the upcoming rules, but I am very concerned for the future of the hobby for my American friends. I hope everything turns out well for you, good luck and clear skies.”
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