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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; 3GLP, Inc. dba Precision Flight Devices

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before August 1, 2018.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0325 using any of the following methods:

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Jake Troutman, (202) 683-7788, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-0325.

Petitioner: 3GLP, Inc. dba Precision Flight Devices.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Part 21, subpart H; part 27; 45.23(b); 45.27(a); 61.113; 91.7(a); 91.9(b)(2); 91.9(c); 91.103; 91.109(a); 91.119; 91.121; 91.151(a); 91.203(a) & (b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1); 91.409(a)(1) & (2); 91.417(a) & (b).

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief to commercially operate a CW-30, hybrid fixed wing and vertical takeoff and land multi-copter, unmanned aircraft (UA) that weighs more than 55 pounds (lbs.). The proposed operation would allow the petitioner to conduct aerial data collection to include remote sensing and measuring by an instrument or combination of instruments aboard the UA. Specifically, Precision Flight Devices intends to operate the UA at less than 30 miles per hour with a maximum takeoff weight of 75 lbs. The operations would be conducted within visual line of sight over a 15.56 square mile area situated at and around Kiana and Nulato airfields (8 square miles per airport) in Western Alaska. The collection of UA high resolution data and images may require operations as close as 200 feet from non-participating persons.

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[FR Doc. 2018-14913 Filed 7-11-18; 8:45 am]