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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Small drone operation within Class B Airspace May Lead to Civil Money Penalty

 The FAA has issued a Notice of Proposed Assessment of two civil money penalties to David Zablidowsky, the New York drone operator who suffered a downtown Manhattan crash last year.



Here is a link to the notice.



Zablidowsky-CP-ltr.pdf



There were two charges,  the broader being that Zablidowsky operated the drone in a careless or reckless manner, endangering the life or property of another, in violation of 14 CFR 91.13(a). Here is a link to the regulation. http://bit.ly/1odPTlV



The second charge was that the drone was operated within restricted airspace, leading to discussion that drones may not be operated over major cites. See FAA Now Says Flying a Drone in Most Major Cities Is Illegal