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pilotheadshotHi!  My name is Jonathan Rupprecht. I’m a practicing aviation attorney. I’m also a FAA certificated commercial pilot (ASEL & AMEL), flight instructor (CFI & CFII), and a contributor at for Aerospace & Defense.

I’m also a former professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

My articles have been cited by Newsweek, Politico, and The Hill.  I’ve also had media appearances in Forbes, NPR, & Marketwatch.

This website is focused on the U.S. drone industry. The articles are designed to give you accurate in-depth analysis of the topics from a person actually working in the industry. I’m constantly sending out articles to my newsletter. Over 30,000 people have signed up. Sign up below!

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Drone Laws:

Drone Businesses Operations:

Starting a Drone Business:

Part 107 (How to make money with drones):



Recreational Drones


What I Sell:

  • My Services!
    • Waivers, (Flying at night, over people, beyond visual line of sight, etc.)
    • Airspace Authorizations,
    • Exemptions,
    • Co-Counsel on a Case Involving a Drone,
    • Providing Legal Insights on How to Set-Up Your Drone Operations,
    • FAA Investigation or Enforcement Action Defense, &
    • Legal Consultations.
  • My Drone Logbook
  • My Time to Present at Your Conference or Company.
  • My Time to Provide General Drone Industry Information or Guidance.
    • Starting a Business
    • Which Market to Focus on.

Contact me if you are interested in any of the above.