, Pittsfield

, Massachusetts

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-24 18:16:14
“I was born in 1975 and have been interested in rockets and aviation for my entire life. Before 1980 remote control had already begun to provide noticeable influence in my life. I have a strong memory of seeing a man flying a remote control helicopter in a city park near my parents house in the early 1980s. Close inspection of this helicopter showed crude construction that appeared to be largely made of formed sheet metal… But, I saw it fly and it worked! This was a clear point in time that catalyzed and cemented my interests in model aircraft and aviation. In the mid 1980’s I was also very inspired by my brothers interest and adventures in model rockets at local public grounds. A final key moment that helped further shape my interests in model aviation was an after school program run by a teacher to build model gliders that were boosted by Estes model rocket motors that my group launched in the field behind my school. All of these interactions were very fun and educational for me. Over time my interest in flight regularly grew and were accompanied by general interest and needs to understand electronics, radio communications, computers, structures, physics, load distribution (physical,electrical,computer processing), technical process development, record keeping, and accounting. To this day while my friends and I fly in fields, parks, and school grounds we regularly share various aspects of model aviation with many unknown passers by. These individuals and families we met have ranged across all ages and walks of life. Model aviation continues to teach me, along with many other people within the USA and thus providing essential skills and innovations to the United States of America. In conclusion model aviation is very important to education and innovation within the Unites States of America. If the world had not embraced model aviation, the dreams and technological innovation needed to land humanity on the moon would have fallen short. The currently proposed Remote ID Requirements do appear to address many aspects of future commercial unmanned flight within the United States. But the current proposal also represents a clear ignorance or negligence to recognize the current primary stakeholders that utilize sub 400′ airspace for recreation, education, and innovation in The United States of America.”