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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 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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Can States Regulate Drones? FAA Regulations Preempt Most State Done Laws.

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The FAA has stated clearly that states can not regulate drones if those regulations conflict with FAA jurisdiction over the national airspace.   Some quotes from the FAA telling States to back off drones: States and local jurisdictions are increasingly exploring regulation of UAS or proceeding to enact legislation relating to UAS operations. A consistent regulatory system for aircraft and use of airspace has …

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Drone Flight vs. Privacy Right: Do you own the airspace above your property?

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Guns and Drones. On July 26, 2015, Kentucky resident William Meredith aimed his shotgun at a drone flying over his property and pulled the trigger, sending the drone crashing towards the earth.  Meredith claimed that the drone had been recording footage of his daughters in the yard. Meredith commented: “‘You know, when you’re in your own property, within a six-foot privacy …