Attorney Brown Quoted on PBS NewsHour Regarding Drones

PBS NewsHour  quoted Attorney Shannon Brown in a recent article discussing the commercial use of drones. The article addressed the March 6, 2014, NTSB administrative law decision, FAA v. Pirker. The controversial decision dismissed a $10,000 fine levied against a commercial drone operator for allegations of reckless operation of an aircraft. Some drone advocates claim the decision permits all commercial drone uses. As the article notes, however, attorneys have serious reservations regarding the scope and effect, if any, of the decision. Furthermore, the decision can be appealed so a final decision might occur in the future.

Read the article, Frank Bi and Ellen Rolfes, Lawyers on commercial drone ruling: proceed cautiously, PBS NewsHour (Mar. 7, 2014) at