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FAA launches immediate appeal against Trappy judgement

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 […]

Trappy Wins // Judge rules commercial use of UAVs in the US is legal

Trappy Wins // Judge rules commercial use of UAVs in the US is legal

America’s Federal Aviation Administration FAA has lost its test case against Raphael Pirker known in the RC community as Trappy of Team Black Sheep. Trappy had been facing a $10,000 fine, with charges made by the FAA that he: Operated the aircraft directly towards an individual standing on a UVA sidewalk causing the individual to take immediate evasive maneuvers so as to avoid being struck by your aircraft. Operated the aircraft through a UVA tunnel containing moving vehicles. Operated the […]