NTSB Decides FAA Rules Apply to Drones

NTSB Decides FAA Rules Apply to Drones | In Compliance Magazine

The FAA appealed a March 2014 National Transportation Safety Board decision that FAA aircraft rules should not apply to unmanned aircraft.  In March 2014, a federal administrative judge dismissed a $10,000 fine against Raphael Pirker for carelessly operating a drone on the campus of University of Virginia in 2011.

The NTSB ruled on Monday that the FAA regulations should apply to unmanned aircraft systems. The NTSB agreed that the RiteWing Zephyr II aircraft operated by Mr. Pirker was used carelessly or in a reckless manner that endangered the life or property of other individuals.

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