Hobbyists delight! Small remote aircraft cannot be regulated as drones

03/08/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="http://arstechnica.com/author/sean-gallagher/">Sean Gallagher</a> -<br><br><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/faa-cant-regulate-small-rc-aircraft-as-drones-judge-rules/">In the case of the Virginia flight, Pirker allegedly flew his styrofoam plane within 100 feet of an active helicopter pad and 20 feet above a crowded street. The FAA claimed one person had to take “evasive maneuvers” to avoid being hit by the plane, and the administration issued its fine for operating the drone “in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another."</a><br><br><a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/faa-cant-regulate-small-rc-aircraft-as-drones-judge-rules/">READ MORE ON ARS TECHNICA</a>