FAA Drone-Related Fines


Chris H
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Hi All,

A couple of weeks ago, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FAA to get a listing of all drone-related fines they had ever been given out. I got the report last week and wanted to share it here. In addition to just sharing the information, I'm also interested to hear what other UAV pilots might think about it. You can access the full report here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/szig0d8f8rz6tn5/2017-003367_Redacted.pdf?dl=0

I have to confess that I got the idea from an article I read that was written back in June - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/faa-drone-fines

That article made me wonder how things might have changed since the new Part 107 rules went into effect. I haven't parsed through it yet but from first glance it seems there were 21 violations as of June 2016 and since then there are only 4 more violations as of January 31st. That's interesting to me but not sure exactly what to think about it yet.

Chris

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