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FAA and Model Aircraft – 2012 vs 2015 FAA Rules

In Drone Litigation Cases by Drone Law Pro Team

Taylor v FAA Court of Appeals District Court Case (15-1495) was recently decided on May 19, 2017. The Petitioner (John A. Taylor) filed his Petition challenging the FAA’s 2015 Registration Rule. In 2012, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act was created, passed and implemented. This Act provided that the FAA “may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model …

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FAA Airspace Authorization Grid Maps for Class E Airspace

In FAA Part 107, Waiver & Airspace Authorization by Enrico Schaefer

The FAA has made good on its promise to start releasing grid maps for controlled airspace, starting with lateral boundaries of Class E. Because drone pilots need airspace authorization to fly in Class B, C, D and lateral E, and because ATC permission through the FAA website is often painfully slow and uncertain, Part 107 drone pilots have been hampered …

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FAA Press Release on SkyPan International

In Drone Litigation Cases, FAA Drone Regulation Enforcement Actions, Uncategorized by Drone Law Pro Team

Welcome to this edition of DroneLaw Pro Radio. Your source of information for everything UAV. We are Drone Attorneys and we speak Drone. My name is Drone Attorney Enrico Schaefer. Today, we are going to be talking about a press release that was issued today by the FAA, dated January 17, 2017. The headline is “FAA and SkyPan International Inc., …

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What does a Part 107 Waiver denial by the FAA Look Like?

In FAA Part 107, Waiver & Airspace Authorization by Enrico Schaefer

The FAA has denied the vast majority of Part 107 Waiver requests submitted by drone pilots and operators.  The number one reason for waiver or airspace denial is the failure of the applicant to provide sufficient details about their operations, and detail about “the proposed operation, the purpose of the operation, and method by which the proposed operation can be safely conducted.”  If …

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Drone Safety & Part 107 Compliance Are Key To Market Growth

In FAA Part 107 by Drone Law Pro Team

Welcome to this edition of Drone Law Pro Radio. Your source of information for everything UAV. We are drone attorneys and we speak drone. Welcome to Drone Law Pro Radio. We are broadcasting today from Miami, actually South Beach, Florida, where it’s sunny and beautiful unlike my home state of Michigan.  I am happy to be here and I am …

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Copyright Protection of Photos, Videos and Data captured by UAVs

In Copyright Protection For Drone Videographers, Drone Law by Drone Law Pro Team

Welcome to this edition of Drone Law Pro Radio.  Your source of information for everything UAV.  We are drone attorneys and we speak drone. Today on Drone Law Pro Radio we’re going to be talking about Copyright.  Many Part 107 drone operators and pilots do not understand that when they fly their drone and they operate the camera that they …

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What Does the FAA Want to See in Your Part 107 Waiver or Airspace Request?

In Waiver & Airspace Authorization by Enrico Schaefer

How do I get a FAA Part 107 Waiver? Here is what the FAA says drone pilots need to do to get a Part 107 Waiver or Airspace request approved. You need to follow these steps and meet the performance based standards required by the FAA. (transcript coming soon). The FAA requires you to provided a detailed plan of drone/UAV operations which meet …

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ADM and Risk Management for UAS Operators: The FAA Perspective

In Drone Law Blog, FAA Part 107 by Enrico Schaefer

ADM stands for “Aeronautical Decision-Making.” – FAA FAASTeam Program Manager Kevin Morris, Great Lakes Region – Flight Standards Division,District Office – 15 gave a ‘must see’ presentation to drone pilots and operators on a variety of subjects including: ADM for drone pilots. Risk management decision making for drone operations. Real world scenarios. How to obtain a Part 107 Waiver? What …