Aircraft Hobbyist Slams FAA's Bid To Duck Registry Rule Suit

Law360 (March 28, 2018, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A model aircraft hobbyist fired back at the Federal Aviation Administration's attempt to boot his proposed class action accusing the agency of unlawfully collecting his personal information and imposing registration fees, arguing Tuesday that the agency has intentionally ignored lawmakers and the courts. 

Robert C. Taylor told a D.C. federal court that the FAA knowingly passed an "illegal" rule that required recreational model aircraft hobbyists such as himself to disclose their personal information and pay a $5 fee. But even after the D.C. Circuit struck the regulator's 2015 rule down in May, finding the agency does not have the authority to regulate such...

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