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Stephanie Belser
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Court: FAA Has No Power Over Hobby Drones
      #438777 - 05/19/17 01:25 PM

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A D.C.-based appeals court Froday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule on Friday requiring recreational drone users to register their model aircraft with the federal government, in a major win for drone hobbyists.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with plaintiff John A. Taylor, a recreational drone pilot, who argued that the FAA doesnít have the power to make him register his toy drones because Congress already said the FAA canít regulate model aircraft.




http://thehill.com/policy/transportation...-for-toy-drones

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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: Court: FAA Has No Power Over Hobby Drones [Re: Stephanie Belser]
      #438786 - 05/20/17 12:42 AM

Does seem like a rather blatant violation of Congressional direction, doesn't it?

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Terry Carraway
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Re: Court: FAA Has No Power Over Hobby Drones [Re: Scott Dunham (RDU)]
      #438790 - 05/20/17 10:45 AM

I wonder if the suit was backed by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

They tried to get the FAA to exempt hobby, based on the Congressional direction. But FAA would not listen.

Oh well. :)

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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: Court: FAA Has No Power Over Hobby Drones [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #438796 - 05/20/17 01:10 PM

>> But FAA would not listen.

And this is a surprise to whom? :-)


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Randy Sohn
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Re: Court: FAA Has No Power Over Hobby Drones [Re: Scott Dunham (RDU)]
      #438807 - 05/20/17 08:53 PM

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Does seem like a rather blatant violation of Congressional direction, doesn't it?




Dunno, like I'd said previously, guess that I sorta favored the "twelve barrel, double gauge" solution.

best, randy


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