Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations

A court has ruled that federal drone laws trump local drone regulations in instances where the two are in conflict, setting a new and very important precedent for commercial and recreational drone pilots alike. The ruling was passed down by US District Judge William G. Young during a legal case involving the city of Newton, Massachusetts, and its drone regulations that are even more restrictive than the FAA's rules.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the lawsuit was brought by Newton...

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