21 July 2014
Texas EquuSearch, a Houston-based group of volunteer search-and-rescue personnel who use drones to find missing persons across the U.S., is resuming operations following its Friday courthouse victory against the FAA. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a “cease and desist” warning the FAA had issued against Texas EquuSearch in February to stop using UAVs didn’t have any legal consequences. The group had sued the agency, seeking to overturn its warning, although the FAA responded by issuing a statement saying the appeals judges’ ruling has no bearing on its authority to regulate the commercial use of UAVs. The FAA didn’t say whether it would take official action against EquuSearch to enforce a 2007 ban. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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