Raphael Pirker and the FAA commercial flying ban

We already reported the story about Team Black Sheep funder Raphael Pirker aka “Trappy” challenging the FAA 10.000$ fine in court.

Raphael Pirker AKA "trappy", funder of Team Black Sheep
Raphael Pirker AKA “Trappy”, funder of Team Black Sheep

There is now a beautiful detailed article from Scientific American that tells the story in great detail, including the evolution of FAA rules on model aircrafts first, and then “drones”, that ended up banning the use of these devices for commercial purposes without the express authorization of FAA.

Read the Scientific American article “Drone Pilot Challenges FAA on Commercial Flying Ban”

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