FAA launches immediate appeal against Trappy judgement

Before anyone could say “slap me sideways with a wet trout” the FAA has started an appeal against the decision to rule against the FAA in the case versus Raphael Pirker known in the RC community as Trappy of Team Black Sheep.

Pirker’s attorney in the case has said on Twitter “Pirker wouldn’t have to pay now if the situation were reversed. The case concerns a civil penalty, not an injunction.”

He added “Point of procedure: A Notice of Appeal is a formality (a placeholder). FAA has 30 days to decide whether to file a brief and pursue it.”

http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15894&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R

Many multicopter users are rejoicing and citing a David versus Goliath scenario, one has to ask was the FAA really wrong?   Will the FAA crack down harder on UAV use now?

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