Category Archives: Model Aircraft Rules

Ultimate Guide to Drone Laws [2020] Written by a Lawyer

Interested in drone laws? It can be a pain to try and figure out what is applicable. That is why I created this page! :) Where NOT to Look for Help With Drone Laws Here is a tip, stay away from Facebook or anyone else who is a newbie to aviation. They tend to waste… Read More »

FAA’s LAANC System-(Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability)

Table of Contents Quick Summary of LAANC: Who Benefits from LAANC?  So What Cannot be Submitted via LAANC?   Am I Forced to File Via LAANC for Non-Complex Operations? What Companies Are UAS Service Suppliers? How Many Airports Will Participate in LAANC?  What States Have The Participating Airports?  Problems I See With This Whole Situation:  How… Read More »

Ultimate Drone Logbook Guide (Law, Reviews, etc.) [2020]

Do one of the following drone logbook statements accurate describe you? “What does the FAA want me to log? I don’t want to get in trouble.” “Where do I log it?” “Should I do paper or electronic?” “I’m confused with all the different terms.” If any of the above describe you, you are in the… Read More »

Section 44807 Exemption vs. Part 107 vs. Public COA vs. Blanket Public COA

A common question I receive is “which certification, authorization, exemption, etc. is right for me? There are so many choices.” If this question accurately reflects where you are in life, you are in the right place. There is much confusion on this issue because of the of the different terms, their locations in the law, and… Read More »

Complete Guide to Taylor v. FAA (Drone Registration Lawsuit)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  On December 12, 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 was passed saying, “(d) Restoration Of Rules For Registration And Marking Of Unmanned Aircraft.—The rules adopted by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the matter of registration and marking requirements for small unmanned aircraft (FAA-2015-7396; published on December 16, 2015) that… Read More »

Why the FAA’s Drone Registration Requirements Are ILLEGAL

NOTE: John Taylor was successful in his lawsuit. The court struck down the regulations as being illegal; however, on December 12, 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 was passed saying, “(d) Restoration Of Rules For Registration And Marking Of Unmanned Aircraft.—The rules adopted by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the… Read More »

What Do I Do After I Crash My Drone?

If you crashed a drone, there are reporting requirements. Below we will discuss the reporting requirements you make to the FAA and the reporting requirements you make to the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) following a drone crash. Just to be clear, this whole page does NOT apply to Part 101 model aircraft.  Quick Info:… Read More »

TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction)

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is nothing to play around with. Violations of TFRs can be punished quite severely with a pilot license suspension, civil penalty, or in the worst case: prison time. The FAA has been pursuing enforcement actions against manned and unmanned pilots around the U.S. for TFR violations. In this series of TFR articles, I will help… Read More »