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Unmanned and Unregulated? Court of Appeals Rejects FAA Regulation of Many Drones

In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attempted to address the proliferation of drones and some of the hazards associated with their operation with a rule requiring that all “small unmanned aircraft” register with the FAA. The online registration process … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals says hobby drone owners no longer have to register UAS with the FAA

On May 19, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that hobbyist UAS owners will no longer have to register their unmanned systems with the Federal Aviation Administration, potentially reversing a practice that has been in place for more than a … Continue reading

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FAA releases registered private drone owner database

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today posted a large database showing the city, state and zip code of each registered drone owner. Release of the database responds to a number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted since the … Continue reading

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Congressman’s bill aims to tame drones

Rogue drones flying over could be a problem for the military, and it’s one to which Rep. Neal Dunn is looking to put a stop. Dunn is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that clarifies the military’s authority to put a stop to … Continue reading

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