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The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC)
April 15, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Presenter:
Todd Janzen
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
1346 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Email: tjanzen@psrb.com
Twitter: @janzenlaw
Blog: JanzenAgLaw.com

Drones at the Speedway

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Drones at the Speedway

The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC) 2015
The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC)
April 15, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Presenter:
Todd Janzen
Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
1346 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Email: tjanzen@psrb.com
Twitter: @janzenlaw
Blog: JanzenAgLaw.com

Current FAA Regulations

  • "Commercial" unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") unlawful
  • UAS is considered "aircraft" in N.A.S.
  • Must obtain certificate of airworthiness
  • Or Section 333 "Exemption" from current regulations.
More at www.FAA.org
Photo by Gabriel GM

Section 333 Exemptions

  • 69 Exemptions granted
  • Agriculture
  • TV and film industry
  • Utilities
  • Insurers

"Hobbyist Rule" A.C. 91-57 (1981)

  • Under 400 feet
  • Purely recreational purpose
  • Stay away from populated areas
  • Notify ATC if within 3 miles of airport
Photo by John. Romero

FAA Proposed Rulemaking

2015
FAA recently introduced proposed rules for "small" and "micro" UAS. Comments should be submitted before April 24, 2015.
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Rules for "Small" UAS

  • Under 55 lbs.
  • <500 feet altitude
  • <100 mph
  • Within VOS at all times
  • No flights over bystanders
Complete set of proposed new rules at http://www.faa.gov/uas/
Photo by BLMOregon

Rules for "Small" UAS

  • Flights during daylight only
  • Operator must be FAA certified
  • Only one UAS flight at a time
  • Pre-flight inspection
Photo by Ed Yourdon

Rules for "Micro" UAS

  • Under 4.4 lbs
  • Under 400 feet altitude
  • Under 35 mph
  • Operator self certifies
  • Flying over bystanders allowed
  • "Frangible" material construction

Trespass

U.S. v. Causby 328 US 256 (1941)
See "How a 1940s Chicken Farmer Case Will Impact Drone Usage in the 21st Century."

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/2014/04/us-v-causby-how-1940s-chicken-farmer.html

Privacy

State laws fill the void.

No Fly Zone

The technology exists.
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