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Appeals court says FAA cannot force drone owners to register with government

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by nathan, May 20, 2017.

  1. nathan

    nathan Administrator Staff Member

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    Posted by nathan, May 20, 2017 #1
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down part of a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required operators of drones and model planes to register with the agency.

    The federal appeals court said the agency exceeded its authority when it said the rule extended to recreational drone operators.

    "The FAA's 2015 Registration Rule, which applies to model aircraft, directly violates [a] clear statutory prohibition. We therefore grant [the] petition and vacate the Registration Rule to the extent it applies to model aircraft," a three-judge panel ruled Friday.

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