Judge Rules Against FAA in ‘Landmark’ UAV Challenge

NTSB judge strikes down $10,000 fine against man for unlicensed “commercial use.” In 2011, Raphael Pirker used a RiteWing Zephyr II remote-controlled flying wing to record aerial video of a hospital campus for use in a television advertisement. That act resulted in the Federal Aviation Administration issuing a fine to Pirker of $10,000 for that commercial…