Patrick Geraghty

File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Dismisses FAA’s Only Fine Against Commercial Drone User

A federal judge has dismissed the Federal Aviation Administration’s only fine against a commercial drone user on the grounds that the small drone was no different than a model aircraft, a decision that appears to undermine the agency’s power to keep a burgeoning civilian drone industry out of the skies.