Category Archives: Model Aircraft Rules

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,… Read More »

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

A common issue many people face is comparing the Section 44807 exemption vs. Part 107. On top of that, depending on if you are recreational or government, this throws extra additional problems into the mix. There are so many choices and making the wrong choice does have consequences in that your operations could be unnecessarily… Read More »

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

“[T]he FAA is seeking to implement the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system. Using the LAANC system, the FAA will be able to grant near-real-time authorizations for the vast majority of operations. Implementation of the LAANC system is vital to the safety of the National Airspace System because it would (1) encourage compliance… 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 »