Timothy Crawley presents a podcast on Drone Use and Federal Regulation26-Sep-2016
A.M. Best and Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters have released the latest installment of the Insurance Law Podcast, a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view.
This episode features Tim Crawley, attorney, from the law firm, Anderson Crawley & Burke, Ridgeland, MS. Mr. Crawley is a member of various associations, including the Defense Research Institute and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, as well as trucking and insurance committees and Your House Counsel. He has served as a faculty member for a variety of seminars dealing with issues pertaining to drones and has presented on the topic in both the United States and United Kingdom. The podcast discusses the latest developments in drone use and the most recent related federal regulations.
Mr. Crawley advises when the recently adopted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formal regulations applicable to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will go into effect. He identifies, which categories of UAS are subject to the new regulations and what the new pilot qualifications will be. He explains, which operational restrictions on commercial UAS use are contained within the new rules and whether hobbyist use is also regulated under the new FAA regime. He comments on the current status of litigation over federal pre-emption of national airspace issues in derogation of state and local laws, ordinances and rules, and comments on insurance coverage requirements for commercial drone operations.