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A Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Rules for Registering Model Aircraft

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in UAV News | 0 comments

A Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Rules for Registering Model Aircraft

The FAA has forced hobby UAV operators to register their aircraft for almost a year now. ┬áToday, the rule was struck down by an Appeals court that sided on John A. Taylor’s side (and the side of hobbyist flyers across the nation) that the FAA overstepped their boundaries. ┬áSection 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 is pretty specific that the FAA is forbidden “from promulgating any rule or regulation regarding model aircraft.”

This ruling does not affect commercial UAV pilots, only hobbyist operators.

We wait to see the FAA’s reaction and if they will challenge this ruling to Supreme Court.

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