Unmanned but Accelerating: Navigating the Regulatory and Privacy Challenges of Introducing Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System

By Benjamin Kapnik Abstract Unmanned aircraft pose difficult safety and privacy questions for regulators and citizens. Cheap and easy-to-operate unmanned aircraft could allow local, state, and federal governments to increase aerial surveillance in the United States....

Why Jurisdiction Over Airmen Enforcement and Certificate Cases Should Be Transferred from the National Transportation Safety Board to Federal District Court

By Alan Armstrong Abstract AN AIRMAN’S CERTIFICATE is a protected property or liberty interest that cannot be suspended or revoked without affording the airman due process of law, including notice and an opportunity for a hearing as provided in the Administrative...

Sharing the Skies: The Legal State of “Flight-Sharing” After Flytenow and Current Regulatory Issues with Lyfting the Sharing Economy Off the Ground

By Alexander P. Cohen Abstract “Uber in the sky,” while catchy, does not accurately capture the business models of Flytenow and AirPooler. Instead, pilots would post to an online bulletin board on a semiprivate website, members would decide which flight to join based...

De Facto Amendment of a FAA Regulation by Non-Regulatory Interpretation: Unintended Consequences of FAA Suggestions on How to Comply With the Flight Review Requirement

By Michael L. Shakman Abstract The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates civil aviation in the United States primarily by issuing regulations. Before becoming effective, FAA regulations (FARs) must be published in the Federal Register, a period must be...