Three petitions filed against the FAA

News is circulating about three petitions that were filed today against the FAA challenging its special rule interpretation of “model aircraft” under the FAA Modernization Re-Authorization and Reform Act of 2012. The petitions are available for viewing here, at Motherboard. I haven’t checked the rules on this, but I take it that merits briefs will be filed in the coming months.

Major kudos to Peter Sachs, founder of the blogs, Drone Pilots Association and Drone Law Journal. Peter is a true gentleman and a great advocate who has done yeoman’s work on this issue.