I didn't eat anything, man-child. Steve sent me an email and said that he had removed the link. That's what his email said, and that's what I said in my comments here. If he restored the link that doesn't change the fact that he sent me an email saying he removed it. I imagine you convinced him to restore the link. Keep spamming Slashdot and I'm sure he'll end up with a flood of emails questioning why he supports you. If he has to deal with that it's going to be your fault alone, and he'll know that.
Why is this a problem? You can't file a flight plan electronically?
And get the FAA to respond with your waiver in under 5 minutes? The point of these flights is the under-30-minute delivery. That includes handling the transaction, picking the product at the warehouse, getting it on board and in the air and several miles away. The FAA isn't built for waiving NFZ rules in minutes.
Regardless, you're ignoring the whole no-BLOS part of their regs. They require a certified PIC and a spotter with eyes on the vehicle the whole time. It's taken them years to decide about THOSE rules. Deciding to waive them will take years more if ever.
I would contribute to a fund to put APK out there in his home town.
That would be the Syracuse/Liverpool, New York area. If you go to lamar.com it looks like they have quite a bit available. Billboards, buses (outside ads, inside ads, bus stop ads, etc), posters, etc. How about we wrap an entire bus with APK quotes? Are you aware of any pictures of him? That would help increase brand identity and recognition. It looks like we would be on the hook for a few hundred through $20k per month depending on size and placement. This is easily doable. If we put up more than one, and leave a URL or something on the billboards that people can contact, maybe the local media would be interested as well.
National Outdoor Media at outdoorbillboard.com also has 14 by 48 foot billboards, although they want to give a quote over the phone. Hey, we could put APK quotes on the tops of tables where people eat, or at gas station pumps, ooh how about an APK blimp? Should we start collecting his quotes? We need pictures, we need a private investigator in Syracuse to get some snaps of him. Looks like there are several of them up for the job. There is a lot of information in public records, but pictures are apparently not one of those things.
Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.