Why would anything in that article have anything remotely to do with our sport? We don’t race motorcycles and FAA is our governing agency. This is how we start living in fear. Why don’t we just go get insurance to leave our house and go shopping? At some point we can’t live in fear of the unknown and mix nonsense with facts. Unless all variables aren’t the same is just a empty debate over ideas that really have nothing to do with each other. Maybe we should fear people falling from horses, the lady in a cross walk, or what about that guy who crashed his dirt bike, does he need insurance? Let’s talk about airplanes shall we, do you need to insure a airplane? Nope, not even the federal Authority requires it. This has nothing to do with flying and we should all talk with FAA to understand we have no insurance requirements like airplanes thru the only agency with real authority, FAA.
I fly at a federal Airport neerly every day, and the requirement is... no helmet, no parachute, no member ship, no fee, no sticker, no insurance, so less restriction to Fly with FAA but USHPA has more? Can you see what’s wrong with this picture? Are you operating at a higher level than a Airport? Maybe a king air twin turbo prop, or how about a citation with two small jets, how about a heavy haul sky crane ? I Fly with them everyday with no problems. How can it be, we don’t need insurance to operate levels above free flight at a federal airport? (Public land). Well....ushpa used scare tactics to insure there control schemes got funded. Now it’s failing with people involved in real flight, far more extensive than part 103, we understand this matter so it’s hard to pull the vail over our eyes. Ushpa’s worst nightmare was when real pilots started to join in on the fun, then realizing these guys don’t know what there talking about?