During this week, Luis Ruiz met twice with Security personnel from the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) on the island. The objective of these meetings was to address all security matters concerning the practice of sport on the island, since the sport is in continuous growth.
During the course of the week, there was a video conference and this past Friday, September 25, 2020, there was a face-to-face meeting. Luis was accompanied in this meeting by the pilot and friend José Roberto Nieves. This, in addition to being an important part of Team Kamikazes Paramotor Puerto Rico, in his professional work as a pilot and aviation mechanic, he has weekly, if not daily, interaction with FAA personnel. His input at the meeting was excellent. (Thank you very much Roberto!)
The meeting covered some important points where the FAA understands that we must be cautious or even more rigorous when it comes to safety.
The most important points were:
1) Regulation FAR 103, which serves our sport.
2) Spaces or flight zones with respect to nearby airports and our communication with them.
3) Flights and measures to take when flying over “congested” areas of people (sometimes on the beaches).
4) The continuous growth of our group of pilots and our role with Team Kamikazes to keep exercising our sport as safely as possible.
Given all the ideas, dialogues and recommendations that emerged from the meeting, it was agreed that the FAA staff would soon coordinate a talk for all Paramotor sport practitioners on the island, in order to cover all this themes.
We will be announcing the day and place of the meeting as soon as the FAA notifies us.