– i Overturning a federal judge’s ruling that the Federal Aviation Administration had overstepped in fining a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the National Transportation Safety Board says the agency has the authority to regulate such drones. The NTSB ruling brings a new twist in the FAA’s case against Raphael Pirker, the man who was fined for flying a small drone “near the University of Virginia to film a commercial video in 2011,” as the Two-Way reported earlier this year, when a judge ruled in Pirker’s favor and threw out the FAA’s fine.


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