Footnotes

[1] § FAR Part 77.9 [in part] – Any person/organization who intends to sponsor any of the following construction or alterations must notify the Administrator of the FAA:

  • Any construction or alteration
    • within 20,000 ft of a public use or military airport which exceeds a 100:1 surface from any point on the runway of each airport with at least one runway more than 3,200 ft.
    • within 10,000 ft of a public use or military airport which exceeds a 50:1 surface from any point on the runway of each airport with its longest runway no more than 3,200 ft.
    • within 5,000 ft of a public use heliport which exceeds a 25:1 surface

2 FAA uses the term “autonomous” for those future UAS systems that will use artificial intelligence to independent assess and modify missions and operations.

3 Proposed amendment to Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) NPRM 1309OS dated May 14, 2014.

4 Air Transport Canada Advisory Circular AC 600-004 dated November 27, 2014 Appendix A and B.

5 FAR Part §61.83 (in part) Eligibility requirements for student pilots.

To be eligible for a student pilot certificate, an applicant must:

(a) Be at least 16 years of age for other than the operation of a glider or balloon.

(b) Be at least 14 years of age for the operation of a glider or balloon.

FAR Part §61.96 (in part) Applicability and eligibility requirements: General.

(a) This subpart prescribes the requirement for the issuance of recreational pilot certificates and ratings, the conditions under which those certificates and ratings are necessary, and the general operating rules for persons who hold those certificates and ratings.

(b) To be eligible for a recreational pilot certificate, a person who applies for that certificate must:

(1) Be at least 17 years of age;

6 FAR Part 91.155(b) specifies one statute mile flight visibility and clear of clouds for aircraft 1,200 feet or less above the surface.

7 Excerpted and Paraphrased Sec. 91.119: Minimum safe altitudes: General.
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

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(b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet ….

(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas….

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