DC Circuit Vacates Model Aircraft Registration Rule

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Taylor v. Huerta, that the FAA’s registration rule — with respect to model aircraft — is illegal, and has vacated that rule. This means that if you operate drones strictly for hobby or recreation, you do not have to register yourself with the FAA as a drone owner. This is the only thing that has changed. If you fly commercially, you must still register all of your drones.

Court Order: http://bit.ly/2qz1p5h
Court Opinion: http://bit.ly/2q0tiAB

Read more from Former NTSB Member John Goglia here.

Attorney, Private Investigator, FAA-licensed Commercial Helicopter Pilot and Advanced Ground Instructor, Small Drone Pilot, Volunteer Fire Dept. Captain, Polymath.

Websites: Drone Law Journal, Drone Legal Services, Drone Pilots Association, Dronetographer.com and Sachs.net

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