Federal Appeals Court Voids FAA Registration Rule For Model Aircraft

Heads up!  You no longer need to register your drone with the FAA as a hobbyist.  

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However, you still need to have your Part 107 certification and registration if you want to operate your drone commercially. 

In a stunning David versus Goliath case, John A. Taylor, a model aircraft enthusiast and insurance lawyer, beat the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Justice in a case challenging the legality of a December 2015 FAA rule requiring model aircraft to register like manned aircraft.   The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FAA’s registration rule, as it applies to model aircraft, “directly violates [a] clear statutory prohibition.”

You can read the full Forbes article here.  

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