Are you in the US? Designated areas here are any place not prohibited. I fly all the time at parks as well as shared, private, airfields (with permission of the owner.) Amazon would likely want to build corridors from their warehouse to any potential customer location. That could significantly impact recreational activity. They need to find a solution that doesn't impact current usage or require legislation to protect the interests of the corporation.
Looks like TFS is correct and the article is wrong.
> The most recent data available show that the military paid more than $1 billion for satellite capacity in 2011, according to GAO. That year, about $280 million worth of satellite capability was bought outside the DISA process. If the GAO is correct, then the military could have gotten that same service for about $45 billion less.
It's hard to save $45 billion on a total expenditure of $280 million.
> You are more likely to be killed driving home tonight.
That's why I tell my employer I have to get home before sunset.
Don't these theoretical people own printers?
Maybe. I don't. I don't print much at all these days. Most of the time, I'm working from my home office and a printer or phone isn't worth the desk space to me.
And before you say 'no one has a land line any more, lol' while it's true there are plenty of people without one, more homes have a landline than don't.
That "land line" will often be VoIP, because they got the service in a bundle rather than buying cable a la carte.
And even in the example you give, why on earth wouldn't they just sign it and fax it back immediately, rather than waiting a day and making another trip to the store?
You read before you sign, don't you? I certainly read my mortgage application and that took more than a few minutes. Luckily, everything but the final documents were signed with e-sig and those were printed by the title company.
You can get away with that using smaller "park flier" planes as they are less able to cause damage, but there is risk involved.
In this case, size does indeed matter. AMA defines a park flyer as less than 2 lbs, less than 60 mph and electric only. Many of our fit into that category, but others do not. My heaviest plane is around 5 lbs., with a 60" span and some of my faster planes will fly in excess of 80 mph. We don't have many that fly larger craft in these spaces on a regular basis, but we do have internal combustion craft. If we need more room, we find an adequate location. We always work to ensure that everyone is safe, even those in surrounding areas. We also stay below 400' AGL when flying LOS for practical reasons. Most often, I'm under 150' AGL. FPV is another matter altogether.
If you hurt someone you will be personally liable and wont be insured.
There is a question of liability, but your comment seems a little broad. I may not be insured by the AMA (I'm never quite sure what that policy covers), but I certainly carry insurance in addition to AMA membership.
By comparison any official club will register with international model aircraft organisations. They train their members in the rules of safe flying, and provide insurance if something goes wrong. A few years ago my local club was $180 per year, not cheap but not too bad considering they have to maintain grounds as well.
As for fees, $180 would be high in my area. Most are between $50 and $75 annually. The advantage is apparent the first time you fly at one of their fields. Still, I'll fly at the local parks whenever I can and avoid the 20 - 40 mile commute. All of the AMA sanctioned fields are a good distance away.
We always select the venue with the aircraft requirements in mind.
Where do you live? We just show up and after a quick survey of the area, we fly. Occasionally, the police show up, but they just seem interested in watching. Occasionally they'll come over and ask questions just as other bystanders do. We also have one police officer who flies with us at the same parks. He doesn't come to spy or curb our flying. He comes because he enjoys the company.
The activities you describe are already illegal. It's naughty to kill people too, but adding more laws won't affect people that refuse to follow laws that already exist.
Using the logic you've proposed, we should outlaw computers too. Or even pencils. I've heard tales of pencils being used to write secret notes of illegal activity.
I saw the same issue when I turned 50. The cash price for a colonoscopy was between 3 & 4k (didn't get an exact figure), but they settled for $1000 from my insurance company.
Only because of the point of entry.
I guess the fart app on my phone is as close as I can get for now. Maybe Xbox Deux will bring wholesome smell-o-vision...
Facts aren't slander or libel.
Time for a "smug alert"?
It's a prostate reference, right?
>> That's less than 13 cents each. What kind of quality did they expect??
> $200.00 / 15000 ~= 0.0133 cents each
He's still technically correct, and that's the best kind of correct. Your example would be $0.0133 each. I'm heading back to cartoons now.
I guess I'm in the kiddie lawsuit group. The last class action settlement I received was a voucher for $1000 off my next purchase from General Motors. Granted I didn't have to lay out any cash or expend any effort, but as others have said, I had no plans to purchase another vehicle from them. The voucher also had an expiration date, so the settlement was of no value to me. Am I glad they got sued? Not really. I was never harmed. The truck was 20 years old at the time of the settlement. I think I got fair use from the purchase. Also, as others have said, if these suits didn't exist, there would be no recourse for the average consumer.
The suits are no different from state and federal settlements where the majority of the fine goes to the agency and consumers are left on their own. I don't like either case, but I don't have a better solution that would give enough incentive for the attorneys to tackle them. I'm going to watch cartoons now.