David Frankel, Drone Lawyer

FAA Seeks Deputy Dawg – Serious Law Enforcement Silent on FAA Guidance Memo

On January 8, 2015, the FAA issued an undated Guidance ( to no one in particular entitled “Law Enforcement Guidance for Suspected Unauthorized UAS Operations.” When I saw this item in my Twitter feed I, like most experienced lawyers, laughed. “Hilarious, it’s like the people who wrote the Guidance don’t actually know any real live LEOs,” I was ready to exclaim if asked the right question during my interview with Kiplingers. But then I realized that I might be making legal arguments to these same people one day so I decided to tone it down.

When Kiplingers asked if I … Read more