Court rules on Section 336 and Hobby Drone registration
This week (5/19/17) A court ruled that section 336 of the 2012 FAA Authorization does not allow the FAA to impose hobby aircraft user registration or fines for failure to register. The FAA is likely to appeal the decision.
However, "correct" answers on the FAA exam relating to hobby drone registration requirements and fines will remain as before until or if FAA changes the exam. Keep that in mind when taking the FAA Remote Pilot Certification test.
Tim Trott is an FDLE certified instructor (#329775), and Certified Remote Pilot. and also passed the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction and Ground School exam and was granted one of the first 400 Section 333 Exemptions. As a writer, Tim has two e-books on Amazon.com, including Droner’s Guide (#15 in its category) and UAS Operations: A Study Guide for the FAA Remote Pilot Certification Exam.
On-site training courses are available through TrainingForceUSA.com. Tim has taught FDLE courses at School of Public Safety at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast Public Service Academy in Panama City.