DOJ Announces New Drone Policy

by Kelly A. Daly Calling it “a paradigm-shifting technology with far-reaching social impact,” on November 27, 2019, the Federal government announced the issuance of the new Department of Justice Policy on the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (the “Policy”) governing … Continue reading

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Federal Law to Prohibit Low Flying Drones Proposed

By Patrick Paul On October 16, 2019 Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah introduced the Drone Integration and Zoning Act, a bill designed to establish a regulatory framework for drones based on the principles of local governance and cooperative federalism.  … Continue reading

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Drone to the Rescue in Flagstaff Forest Fire

by Patrick J. Paul The U.S. Forest Service deployed a drone for its maiden mission to manage a forest fire in Flagstaff, Arizona earlier this week. The lightning-caused Maroon Fire has been burning for several weeks in the Coconino National … Continue reading

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New Year Reality: Enhanced Drone Regulation Worldwide

Patrick J. Paul Drones were a popular gift this past holiday season.  Their rapidly growing presence is outpacing the ability of aviation regulators worldwide to keep up.  The mayhem that ensued following the December 20, 2018 shutdown of London’s Gatwick … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Revokes Drone Registration Rule

by Patrick J. Paul On Friday, May 19, 2017, less than a month after the National Park Service’s first use of a drone in a Grand Canyon search and rescue mission, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals struck … Continue reading

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