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Offline CitizensHaveRights

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Old news, off topic. Dean Greenblatt drone suit
« on: May 04, 2022, 11:04:24 PM »
Genesee county harassment and arrest of drone flyers. Dean got a court to agree that FAA preempted the county and the county did not have the power to pass ordinances controlling airspace.

"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: Old news, off topic. Dean Greenblatt drone suit
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 02:08:20 AM »
I might try to look up the legal filings and opinion on this.  Many things states or municipalities can be stricter than federal law, but I've never heard that the FAA has 100% preemption on airspace regulation.

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Re: Old news, off topic. Dean Greenblatt drone suit
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 07:21:36 AM »
When I saw your response, my first thought was that property owners (in this case, the county) might control the ground, but the feds control the airspace. And this might mean that a county ordinance against you playing Frisbee golf in the picnic area might be banned, or launching aircraft might be banned, etc.

This morning I was watching this video which basically said the same thing I was thinking.
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The 2 things about drones that would legitimately piss people off are safety and privacy.
Flying over people is regulated by the FAA, and then there's the general peeping tom crimes regulated by state laws, like pointing a camera in somebody's window or over their privacy fence.

FAA interview on operations over people:

"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: Old news, off topic. Dean Greenblatt drone suit
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 06:37:25 AM »