Litigation Pushback Against the FAA: A Brief History

The Volokh Conspiracy guest-bloggers Michael Berry and Nabiha Syed have written a lengthy post about the recent history of litigation between the FAA and small drone operators. It’s an excellent and detailed review of everything from the Pirker case, to Texas Equusearch, to the FAA’s Notice of Interpretation of the special provision governing model aircraft, which led to the recent Petitions for Review filed by Brendan Schulman on behalf of persons such as our friend Peter Sachs.

Indeed, for those who would like to quickly educate themselves on the current state of play vis a vis small drones, or sUAS (also called microdrones), this would be a good place to start.