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(' Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola. Volume 29 - Issue 22 Wednesday January 8, 2014 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937.8416 No Drones For Us by Michael Hart After two meetings to express outrage and concern, local residents celebrated the FAA decision to award "Test Sites" to six of the over 600 applicants. From the FAA's press release - In selecting the six test site operators, the FAA considered geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience and risk. In totality, these six test applications achieve cross-country geographic and climatic diversity and help the FAA meet its UAS research needs. A brief description of the six test site operators and the research they will conduct into future UAS use are below: University of Alaska. The University of Alaska proposal contained a diverse set of test site range locations in seven climatic zones as we//as geographic diversity with test site range locations in Hawaii and Oregon. The research plan includes the development of a set of standards for unmanned aircraft categories, state monitoring and navigation. Alaska also plans to work on safety standards for UAS operations. State of Nevada. Nevada's project objectives concentrate on UAS standards and operations as we//as operator standards and certification requirements. The applicant's research will also include a concentrated look at how air traffic control procedures will evolve with the introduction of UAS into the civil environment and how these aircraft will be integrated with NextGen. Nevada's selection contributes to geographic and climatic diversity. New York's Griffiss International Airport. Griffiss International plans to work on developing test and evaluation as we//as verification and validation processes under FAA safety oversight. The applicant also plans to focus its research on sense and avoid capabilities for UAS and its sites will aid in researching the complexities of integrating UAS into the congested, northeast airspace. North Dakota Department of Commerce. North Dakota plans to develop UAS airworthiness essential data and validate high reliability /ink technology. This applicant will also conduct human factors research. North Dakota's application was the only one to offer a test range in the Temperate (continental) climate zone and included a variety of different airspace which will benefit multiple users. Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. Texas A&M plans to develop system safety requirements for UAS vehicles and operations with a goal of protocols and procedures for airworthiness testing. The selection of Texas A&M contributes to geographic and climactic diversity. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Virginia Tech plans to conduct UAS failure mode testing and identify and evaluate operational and technical risks areas. This proposal includes test site range locations in both Virginia and New Jersey. Across the six applicants, the FAA is confident that the agency's research goals of System Safety & Data Gathering, Aircraft Certification, Command & Control Link Issues, Control Station Layout & Certification, Ground & Airborne Sense & Avoid, and Environmental Impacts will be met. "These test sites will give us valuable information about how best to ensure the safe introduction of this advanced technology into our nation's skies," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The FAA's role in the UAS program is to help the test site operators set up a safe testing environment and to provide oversight that ensures the sites operate under strict safety standards. "Safety continues to be our first priority as we move forward with integrating unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. airspace," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We have successfully brought new technology into the nation's aviation system for more than 50 years, and I have no doubt we will do the same with unmanned aircraft." The FAA has established requirements for each test site that will help protect privacy. The requirements were developed with public input and the final requirements were published on November 14, 2013 in the Federal Register. This followed the February Federal Register notice that asked for public comments on the draft privacy requirements forthe six test site operators. Among other requirements, test site operators will be required to comply with federal state, and other laws protecting an individual's right to privacy; have publicly available privacy po/icies and a written plan for data use and retention; and conduct an annual review of privacy practices that allows for public comment. This means that the testing of Unmanned Air Systems will not be in our backyard, it also means that the process to address concern of privacy and safety are at the forefront of what the FAA is trying to accomplish, under congressional mandate. From the information released the questions most back country residents expressed look to be addressed. We will not know the final rules. According t0 the FAA road map - "This five-year roadmap, as required by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA), is intended to guide aviation stakeholders in understanding operational goals and aviation safety and air traffic challenges when considering future investments. The roadmap is organized into three perspectives that highlight the multiple paths used to achieve the milestones outlined, while focusing on progressive accomplishments. These three perspectives -- Accommodation, Integration, and Evolution -- transcend specific timelines and examine the complex relationship of activities necessary to integrate UAS into the NAS. These three perspectives will be explored in more detail in Section 2.2.4. Although the FMRA requires a five-year UAS roadmap, it is important to view UAS-NAS integration not only in terms of near-term activities and objectives, but also in the context of mid- and long- term timeframes. The timeframes used in this roadmap are defined in the President's National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan, which specifies less than 5 years as the near-term, 5-10 years as the mid-term, and greater than 10 years as the long-term. For this roadmap, the long-term is defined as 2022-2026, which is consistent with the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) National Airspace System Concept of Operations and Vision for the continued on page 8 Julian News PO Box 639 JuNan, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested ili,,ii,I, .... illlllii,iilli,I Small Town Papers TFN 217 W Cota St Shelton WA 98584-2263 II,illil www.JulianNews.com For Warner H Future "1 believe in the Future of Agriculture with a Faith born not of words but of deeds" This is the beginning sentence in the FFA creed. Throughout my High School years I recited that creed hundreds of times at our local Julian Chapter, as a Southern California Officer, attending field days and events, and finishing my FFA career as an American Farmer. Southern California has seen its share of declining agriculture/ vocational departments in our schools. But all you have to do is attend a National Conference and your energy and enthusiasm is revived seeing a "sea of blue jackets" empowering the" youth of our Nation. It would excite anyone as to the importance agriculture plays in the United States. Unfortunately most folks will never see that conference. So we need to keep momentum going in other ways. We need to extend our hands to embrace the clubs that remain. They are working hard to keep the tradition of vocational trade skills alive. FFA & 4H are not only about raising animals. It is community service projects, mechanical skills, speaking events, presentations, judging contest, work projects, and animals. Many kids that are in these clubs attend universities, state colleges, and trade skill vocational programs. Some return back to their family's agriculture business, some move on to corporate positions , , representing agriculture. All in all, from my own personal experience, I still use everything I learned from being part of these clubs. On Saturday, January 11th, the Warner Springs FFA is holding a Fund Raiser at The Round Up Farmers Stacy Peyakov The award winning Warner FFA - Back row (l-r) Marco Baron, Jesse Valenzuela, David Nevarez, Kevin Barrett, Ernesto Reyes, Maribel Reyes, Jacob Dalton; Front row (l-r) Pet Apiradee Phadungyan, Merhae Milyard, Kassandra Atkins, Ocean Laidlaw, BBQ Grill in Lake Henshaw. There will be a dinner and auction to raise money for the club. Just one of their many goals is to help raise money to take their students on a college tour. Dinner: Chicken or Pork- Main Course Some of the Auction Items are: Guided Wild Pig Hunt from Peach Tree Ranch King City, CA Guided Turkey Hunt from My Country Club Lake Henshaw, CA Palomar Hunt Club Day Pheasant Hunt-5 Birds & Dog Handler San Diego Chargers 2013 50th Anniversary Laser Ball Casa Del Zorro Resort Accommodations Sea World Tickets San Diego Zoo/Safari Park Tickets Truck Load of Wood Winery Certificates/Wine Baskets Wyonla Flats Baskets Glass Blown Wildcat on a Manzanita Burl Power Tool Student-Made Western Home D6cor Wine Downtown San Diego Hotel Accommodations Gift Certificates - Including Olive Garden, Warners Sky Sailing Gift Baskets and more... I hope you will e:ome support their fundraiser. It will be a fun time for all. If you can't come, I would encourage you to send a donation of any size to: Warner Unified School District. C/O Maria Cozens PO Box 8 Warner Springs, CA 92086. In memo area: FFA Fund "1 believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task." (end of the FFA creed) The Pleasures And Pitfalls Next Tuesday, At The Li Confessions of a Travel Guide: Take a tour with Marty Emery on what it is like to lead a group of people through foreign countries. This is a look at the good, the bad and the ugly! This program will take place at the Julian Library on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 pm in the library's community room. Marty Emery was raised traveling. His father was a journalist for the London Times and his family moved at least every two years. The longest period he lived anywhere was in Washington DC%vhile his dad was on assignment to cover the Watergate scandal. He graduated from junior high and high school in Washington DC and attended Georgetown University. In his formative years he lived in Japan, Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Paris. Basically, he lived any where his father was sent on assignment. Thus, he liked his life as a nomad. At age 39, Emery, bored with London life and the weather, joined an Adventure Travel company as a tour guide and ended up working in 30 countries including the Middle East, Africa, India and South America: Follow Marty from his disastrous first tour to working in environments in ten below zero to 110 degrees, underwater to 15,000 ft., dealing with a cast of con artists, Olympic whiners and beauracratic officials realizing the only constant was Murphy's Law. In his ten years working as a tour guide with Explore Worldwide and Adventure Bound Tours he has racked up some interesting stories, and fabulous photos. As a citizen of the UK, he can only spend 6 months here and goes back to Europe for the other 6 months. A few years ago, they changed the rules to where tour guides had to be indigenous to the area. He really didn't want to provide tours in England where it is dreary, cold and rains most of the time His tour guide era ended, but the stories live on. He has written travel articles, including humorous looks at where he has been and where he would still like to go. He has a wonderful wit about him, something that kept him sane while traveling with people from of Travel brary many cultures and expectations to other countries with different cultures and expectations. The first place he toured as a tour guide was in Syria. Other places include Turkey, Morocco, Tanzania, Israel, Egypt, India, African Safari tours, Mount Everest, Peru, Bolivia, and Central America. He is now 53 years old, English, and bought a log cabin in Julian several years ago because he always wanted one. At the time was leading Mexican Central American tours and Julian was a great location to spend between tours. Once the tour industry changed, he kept his place in Julian because, "1 love this place." Winter here, summer in Europe, ski guide and ski instructor, TV nature program location manager. If he seems familiar, you may have caught him in a performance of the Julian Melodrama. Please join us on Tuesday evening, January 14 at 6 pm for an interesting and entertaining look at the lighter side of being an international tour guide. This program will be held in the community room of the Julian branch library, located at 1850 Highway 78. For more information, please contact the branch at 760-765-0370. ,llllill,i,l,,llll,lill,i,I i " ~i" ............. { Julian Basketball- Boys Friday, December 6 " L 89-69 Calvary Christian Friday, December 13 L 57 - 43 - Ocean View Tuesday, December 17 L 82 - 39 San Pasqual Acad Tuesday, January 7 5:30 - @San Pasqual Acad Friday, January 10 6:30 - @CCASD Tuesday, January 14 6:30 - @Ocean View Thursday, January 16 Basketball- Girls Friday, December 13 L 49 - 13 - Ocean View Tuesday, December 17 not reported San Pasqual Acad Tuesday, January 7 4:00 - @San Pasqual Acad Friday, January 10 5:00 - @CCASD Tuesday, January 14 5:00 - @Ocean View Thursday, January 16 5:00 - @ Borrego Tuesday, January 21 Soccer- Boys Tuesday, December 3 W 4-0 @SCYA Wednesday, December 4 T 2-2 Foothills Christian Friday, December 6 W 4-0 The Rock Monday, December 9 L 1 - 6 @Army/Navy Tuesday, December 10 T 2- 2 @Maranatha Thursday, December 12 T 1-1 @CCSD Friday, December 13 L 0 - 6 Horizon Tuesday, December 17 W 1 - 0 Mtn Empire Thursday, December 19 3:00 - Bonita Vista Thursday, January 9 5:00 - @Borrego Friday, January 10 6:00 - @Classical Soccer- Girls Wednesday, December 4 L 0-6 @Foothills Christian Thursday, December 5 not reported SDJA Tuesday, December 10 L 1 - 3 - Maranatha Wednesday, December 11 L 4 - 3 The Rock Tuesday, December 17 L 5- 0 Mtn Empire Wednesday, December 18 L 8 - 2 - Classical Friday, January 10 4:00 - @Classical Monday, January 13 3:15 - Foothills Tuesday, January 14 3:00 - @Borrego Wrestling Saturday, December 7 scratched- @Poway High Thursday, December 12 @Army/Navy Saturday December 14 Mission Hills Tournament Thursday, December 19 Julian High Saturday, January 3 @Serra High Thursday, January 16 4pm - @Guajome Park Saturday, January 17 Tournament Thursday, January 30 4pm - @Mountain Empire Thursday, February 5 4pm - Julian High [[ ~.ItlSTORI C www.'ulianc I i II i