Drone pilot settles controversial, 3-year case against FAA

Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai in www.mashable .com

The controversial case in which a drone pilot fought the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for almost three years — and almost changed the rules of the game — is finally over. It ended in a tie.

Raphael Pirker, also known as “Trappy,” announced that he settled his case against the FAA on Thursday, agreeing to pay $1,100. That put an end to a case in which the FAA had fined Pirker for allegedly flying his drone “recklessly” while filming a commercial at the University of Virginia.  Click to read more.

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