Got a drone over the holidays? Be careful before flying it for a business purpose

Author: DARRELL CLAY CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Darrell Clay is a partner with Cleveland-basedWalter | Haverfield, where his practice focuses on aviation law, complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and airplane owner. The holidays were good to you. So good, in fact, that you found yourself the lucky recipient […]

The Enforcer

Have we plateaued at a new level of absurdity (maybe 10-3), with the police now acting as the enforcement arm for the FAA? Some suggest that this amounts to a huge an unfunded mandate and is apparently another misstep in a folly conga line. The authorization of deadly force in Attachment A. What has this […]

FAA authorizes drone use for mosquito control in the Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District plans to use two drones to search for standing water in remote spots. The Key West Citizen reports ( ) that it’s the first time the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized drones for mosquito control in the U.S. The district’s executive director, Michael Doyle, says […]

Concerned that tens of thousands Americans will receive small quadcopters as gifts this holiday season, the FAA and industry have teamed to produce educational materials available on a website and in social media channels in an attempt to prevent potential accidents in the air and on the ground. The action comes as industry awaits the FAA’s first […]

Four Things You Need To Know About Disney’s Drones

By Gregory S. McNeal In May of this year, prominent drone attorney Brendan Schulman and I appeared on a panel at the Association of Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) trade show. AUVSI is the lobbying group for the drone industry, an industry that is begging the FAA to promulgate regulations to govern the use of drones. On […]

There’s No Flying in Drone School

Pilot-Training Programs Stay Grounded Due to FAA Rules Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. A quadcopter lifted off at the University of Missouri last year—before the school got a letter from the FAA saying it violated agency policy. MCT/Zuma Press Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and […]