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  • Legal Memorandum posted January 13, 2017 by Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler Redefining “Aircraft,” Defining “Drone”: A Job for the 115th Congress

    The scope of the aviation revolution that began in 1903 when the Wright brothers shocked the world with their first flight cannot be overstated: Since then, a host of engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators have advanced the techniques of manned aviation, allowing pilots, passengers, and freight to move faster and more efficiently than ever before. Today, a century…

  • Issue Brief posted April 11, 2016 by Michael Sargent Senate’s FAA Authorization Perpetuates Big-Government Intrusion into Aviation Industry

    This month, the Senate has been considering S. 2658, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016.[1] The two-year bill authorizes FAA funding for airport improvements, Air Traffic Control, and various aviation safety oversight functions. Congress last reauthorized the FAA in March in the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016, which simply…

  • Issue Brief posted February 2, 2016 by Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler Purposeless Regulation: The FAA Drone Registry

    Revised and Updated February 4, 2016 Economist Milton Friedman was onto something when he said that “[o]ne of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”[1] Because of its severe criminal penalties and dubious purpose, the Federal Aviation Administration’s new drone owners’ registry might become a classic example of…

  • WebMemo posted September 22, 2011 by David S. Addington Congress Should Halt FAA Plan to Destroy the Privacy of Noncommercial Flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation needs to collect substantial information about aircraft flying in U.S. airspace in order to ensure safety in air travel. The FAA also must share flight data with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and law enforcement authorities to assist them in protecting the…

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  • Legal Memorandum posted January 13, 2017 by Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler Redefining “Aircraft,” Defining “Drone”: A Job for the 115th Congress

    The scope of the aviation revolution that began in 1903 when the Wright brothers shocked the world with their first flight cannot be overstated: Since then, a host of engineers, entrepreneurs, and innovators have advanced the techniques of manned aviation, allowing pilots, passengers, and freight to move faster and more efficiently than ever before. Today, a century…

  • Issue Brief posted April 11, 2016 by Michael Sargent Senate’s FAA Authorization Perpetuates Big-Government Intrusion into Aviation Industry

    This month, the Senate has been considering S. 2658, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016.[1] The two-year bill authorizes FAA funding for airport improvements, Air Traffic Control, and various aviation safety oversight functions. Congress last reauthorized the FAA in March in the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016, which simply…

  • Issue Brief posted February 2, 2016 by Jason Snead, John-Michael Seibler Purposeless Regulation: The FAA Drone Registry

    Revised and Updated February 4, 2016 Economist Milton Friedman was onto something when he said that “[o]ne of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”[1] Because of its severe criminal penalties and dubious purpose, the Federal Aviation Administration’s new drone owners’ registry might become a classic example of…

  • WebMemo posted September 22, 2011 by David S. Addington Congress Should Halt FAA Plan to Destroy the Privacy of Noncommercial Flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation needs to collect substantial information about aircraft flying in U.S. airspace in order to ensure safety in air travel. The FAA also must share flight data with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and law enforcement authorities to assist them in protecting the…

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