Drone Pilot Pleads Guilty, Date for the Air 3, FAA Federal Preemption, and 500 Drones to Crash
Welcome to your Weekly News Update. We have four stories for you this week. The first one involves a reckless drone pilot who has pleaded guilty. The second story previews a potentially exciting official event happening next week. Our third piece is about new FAA guidance on federal preemption, which is certainly good News. Lastly, we’ll discuss a malfunction that caused 500 drones to fall from the sky, which was not such a good outcome. Let’s get started.
Drone operator pleads guilty
Our first story this week is about a drone operator in California who has admitted to recklessly flying a drone near aircraft on multiple occasions. The three incidents occurred between June 2022 and March 2023, so this is pretty recent news. The person involved, Alexander Milanovic, first flew his drone within 10 to 20 feet of a gyrocopter in June 2022. This action resulted in the pilot making an emergency course change to prevent…