UCAP #445 - "Whoa Nelly!"

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UCAP #445 - "Whoa Nelly!"

Postby AirportDude » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:58 am

RE: NJ Law for drunk UAV/UAS operation.

Not sure why NJ felt it was necessary to put this one on the books. Part 107 already covers this topic...

5.15 Operations while Impaired. Part 107 does not allow operation of an sUAS if the remote PIC, person manipulating the controls, or VO is unable to safely carry out his or her responsibilities. It is the remote PIC’s responsibility to ensure all crewmembers are not participating in the operation while impaired. While drug and alcohol use are known to impair judgment, certain over-the-counter medications and medical conditions could also affect the ability to safely operate a small UA. For example, certain antihistamines and decongestants may cause drowsiness. We also emphasize that part 107 prohibits a person from serving as a remote PIC, person manipulating the controls, VO, or other crewmember if he or she:

• Consumed any alcoholic beverage within the preceding 8 hours;
• Is under the influence of alcohol;
• Has a blood alcohol concentration of .04 percent or greater; and/or
• Is using a drug that affects the person’s mental or physical capabilities.
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Re: UCAP #445 - "Whoa Nelly!"

Postby TomBrusehaver » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:50 pm

What was the trigger for this?

So many other probably more important issues going on, what motivated someone to make this a priority?

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