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FAA Press Release on SkyPan International

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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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FAA Fines Drone Operators & Pilots For Unlawful UAV Flights

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Wondering if the FAA will fine you if you fly your UAV / drone illegally, in violation of the regulations or without a Section 333? The answer is a resounding “YES.” While thousands of drone operators have received cease and desist letters for flying their drone reckless, without a Section 333 or in violation of the federal aviation regulations, others have …

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Why does the FAA REALLY wants you to register your recreational drone?

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There’s been a lot of surprise, and speculation, regarding the recent FAA’s announcement that it was going to form a task force to look into recreational drone registration. Essentially, the FAA appears to be positioning a new rule/regulation which will force recreational and hobbyist drone operators to register their drones with the FAA. With over 1 million new drones expected to be …

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Drone Safety & FAA Regulations: Congressional Subcommittee Speaks

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Do you ever wonder what Washington DC regulators are thinking about for the next round of drone regulations? U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chairman Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development leads the charge at this Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on “Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology into the National Airspace System” October 28, 2015 Check out the hearing here.  The subcommittee will …

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How do I fly my drone legally? M2TechCast Interviews Drone Attorney Enrico Schaefer.

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PodcastDetroit and M2TechCast are all about cool TECH.  And today, PodcastDetroit and M2 interview one of the top drone and UAV attorneys around, Enrico Schaefer. Enrico is the founding attorney at Traverse Legal and www.dronelaw.pro, where he shares information and expertise about FAA drone regulations, Section 333 exemption petitions and FAA enforcement of unlawful drone flights and much more. Listen, learn and …

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SkyPan argues that drone flights are not within FAA’s authority over navigable airspace

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SkyPan Responds to FAA $1.9 Million Dollar Civil Penalty Letter on its website.   SkyPan’s public relations statements is pretty cryptic.  However, it appears that SkyPan’s  legal arguments will include an argument that the FAA lacks authority to regulate sUAS below the navigable airspace. Can the FAA Regulate drones below 500 feet? We previous posted about the SkyPan FAA enforcement / civil …

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What Happens if the FAA Issues a Civil Penalty Action for Illegal Drone Use?

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A civil penalty action is initiated when the FAA serves the notice of a proposed civil penalty on you which contains the relevant facts pursuant to the FAA’s investigation of the matter, the regulations at issue alleged to have been violated, and finally the proposed civil penalty for the violation of those regulations.

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Anatomy of a FAA Enforcement Action For Illegal Drone Use

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Wondering how the FAA Civil Penalty Letter and recommended $1.9 million dollar fine affects your Section 333 business?   We break it down for you in this Part 1 video “Anatomy of a FAA Enforcement Action For Illegal Drone Use.” Did SkyPan International thumb it’s nose at the FAA and commercial drone regulations? Who is SkyPan International? Why was SkyPan a …

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FAA Recommends $1.9 Million Fine Against Commercial Drone Operator

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In an action which will no doubt stir a lot of controversy and commentary with in the commercial drone space,the FAA did something dramatic today. The FAA issued a press release announcing a $1.9 million dollar fine against a commercial drone operator who conducted numerous flights without a section 333 exemption, the required civil COAs or other authorization from the FAA.