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Pirker decision

Raphael_Pirker

Raphael Pirker (above) remains the only individual fined by the FAA for using a small drone. An NTSB judge later ruled that the FAA didn’t go through the proper procedures to legally regulate small unmanned aircraft such as Pirker’s.

by   -   March 8, 2014

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It’s now legal to fly a model aircraft for non-recreational use in the United States without authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. That much is certain, given that a federal judge has ruled the FAA doesn’t have adequate regulations to cover small, low-flying, unmanned aircraft.



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