City of Newton Drone Ordinance Preempted, Chicago Likely Loses; What Remains Unanswered?

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City of Newton Drone Ordinance Preempted, Chicago Likely Loses; What Remains Unanswered? In wonderful news, a Massachusetts federal court has found that three drone operational restrictions in its municipal ordinance are preempted by federal law:  The ban on the use of a pilotless aircraft below an altitude of 400 feet over private property without the […]

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Letter to US DOT Secretary Elaine Chao – Urgent FAA Reauthorization Changes Needed

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This is a letter we are sending today to the US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The letter urges immediate changes to the imminent passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act in light of last week’s drone ban passed by the Cook County, Illinois. Cook County has banned all take offs and landings of drones […]

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Educational “Drone Letter” Service Announced by Antonelli Law to Educate Local Governments

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Educational “Drone Letter” Service Announced by Antonelli Law to Educate Local Governments Antonelli Law has been beating the drum for over a year now: We absolutely must get Congress to add clear “federal jurisdiction only” provisions in the 2017 FAA Reauthorization Act. Language that says explicitly only the FAA has jurisdiction over the national airspace […]

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Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot From Chicago Drone Ordinance Ticket

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Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed […]

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Prices For a Part 107 Waiver – Antonelli Law

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We  receive many contacts inquiring about our help filing a FAA Part 107 waiver petition for drones. The two most elusive ones in the marketplace are Part 107.31 Beyond Visual Line of Sight, and Part 107.39 Operations Over People. They are the most difficult to obtain, and the most costly to attempt. The most common … Continue reading Prices For a Part 107 Waiver – Antonelli Law

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