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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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Insurance Lawyer’s Concern with ‘Government Overreach’ Grounded FAA’s Drone Registry

John Taylor didn’t like the idea of being forced by the Federal Aviation Administration to register his drones. The requirement was “authoritarian,” the Maryland attorney said, and wouldn’t deter reckless fliers. So the aviation law novice — he works in … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Registry of Recreational Drones

Federal rules requiring owners to register recreational drones with the government are illegal, and only Congress can fix them, a federal appeals court has ruled. The Federal Aviation Administration issued rules in October 2015 requiring registration of drones — or … 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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