Drone Identification Regulation Challenged
A petition filed before the nation’s second-highest court seeks judicial review of the FAA regulation governing remote identification of unmanned aircraft. Any ruling that strikes down some (or all) of FAR Part 89 could have far-reaching implications.
A crowdfunded coalition organized by RaceDayQuads, an Orlando, Florida-based retailer that caters to first-person view (FPV) drone enthusiasts, has assembled a team of attorneys who are well-versed in aviation law to represent them in the case. Their petition seeks judicial review of a regulation published in January that spans hundreds of pages, a comprehensive set of rules that will in coming years be applied to virtually all unmanned aircraft that weigh 0.55 pounds (250 grams) or more.