Drones and the Lack of Federal Control

This article considers recent events in the U.S. regarding drones (unmanned air vehicles or UAV) and the lack of federal control or regulations regarding UAVs. The author describes the recent Pirker case, and the current standing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in this new area of law. The author then explains why the FAA should have jurisdiction over unmanned air vehicles. Topics include the increased use of UAVs; the potential effect of UAVs on the current system of airspace infrastructure; and the danger of UAVs to aircraft, individuals, and property. The author concludes with some recommendations for new regulations to control the inevitable increased use of UAVs.


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  • Accession Number: 01605088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2016 9:02PM