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Asked and Answered: Obtaining an FAA exemption

Asked and Answered: Obtaining an FAA exemption

I am thinking about obtaining my exemption from the FAA. What are my options, and what should I look out for? Answer: Ever since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the first exemptions to six aerial cinematography production companies, many people began asking, “How do I get my exemption?” While the FAA has provided a […]
State and Local Drone Laws

State and Local Drone Laws

I have discussed federal rules and laws that relate to aviation and drones in particular. This makes sense—after all, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been tasked with protecting the national airspace and regulating aviation. The FAA currently classifies drones as aircraft and, as readers of this column know, has asserted its authority over many […]

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Top Ten Stories of 2015  #5 Drone shot down over home

Top Ten Stories of 2015 #5 Drone shot down over home

First off, we want to point out that it’s actually illegal to shoot down a drone or any flying object, and in some areas, flying over someone’s home is also illegal, so don’t do either of these. With that in mind, do you think the homeowner’s privacy rights are invaded and he had the right […]
Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone

Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone

Here is an interesting news story about flying drones over other peoples property.  We would like to know what you think, if you have an opinion on this, feel free to leave it in the comments below. By Travis Kircher LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a […]

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11 Dos and Dont’s of RC Drone Flying

11 Dos and Dont’s of RC Drone Flying

There are many questions in the air about whether it is legal to fly commercially, even as the dust clears after the November 18, 2014 National Transportation Safety Board decision in Huerta v. Pirker. The Board reversed Raphael Pirker’s win against the FAA in early 2014 by finding that “model aircraft” are “aircraft” and must […]
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