Speak Up for Net Neutrality

Legal.com supports Net Neutrality. If you agree in equal access to the Internet – in equal opportunity to participate online by large and small players alike, then write your Congressman to protest the FCC’s about face which hands control of the Net over to well funded corporations. The Internet was developed by the U.S. military …

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How the FAA is Getting it Right on Unmanned Aircraft

by David A. Cain, Esq. Reprinted with permission of the author. Originally appeared in Times of San Diego on February 19, 2015. What place do Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS”, commonly—if imprecisely—referred to as “drones”) have a place in our American skies? If you own or operate a small UAS, do you know where you can …

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Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace System

From the Wild West to the National Airspace System: Roadmap for Integration of Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System

By David Cain, J.D.1

  • I. History of Aviation – Unde Vinimus
  • A. Unmanned Aviation
  • i. Early Unmanned Efforts: From Tethered Flight to World War I
  • ii. The Golden Age: Unmanned Flight from World War I to World War II
  • iii. From Radioplanes to Rockets: Unmanned Advancement in World War II
  • iv. Beyond the New Horizon: Unmanned Flight from World War II to Present
  • B. Regulatory History of Manned Aviation
  • i. Over the Channel and Through the War: Blériot to the Air Commerce Act
  • ii. The Aero Bramble Bush: Air Safety, Air Commerce, and the CAA
  • iii. The First Giant Leap: World War II and the Coming of the Jet Age
  • iv. Case on Point: The FAA and National Airspace Integration of Jet Aircraft
  • C. National Airspace System – The Rise and Fall of Latency
  • II. Current UAS Regulatory Landscape – Ubi Sumus
  • A. Recent Unmanned Regulation Timeline
  • B. RTCA Special Committee 203
  • C. Unmanned as Exceptions to the Rule
  • III. Roadmap for Regulatory Change – Quo Vadimus
  • IV. Conclusion – Quo Potuimus Vadere

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USPS.COM Scam

Have you received an email with the subject: Delivery notification – Parcel delivery … failed After a few lines of pretend-data, the ‘notice’ gives you the opportunity to click on a link to https://tools.usps dot [wait for it] COM! Guess what? That’s a scam. According to an official United States Postal Service source, “… a number …

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Mesa Pilots Sue Alleging Railway Labor Act Violations

Mesa pilots picket

Washington, D.C.—Mesa Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), filed a lawsuit against Mesa Airlines Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The lawsuit alleges that Mesa bypassed the collective bargaining process required by the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”) by implementing bonus and incentive programs without …

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Railway Labor Act

Railway Labor Act

The Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), which codifies the law of labor relations affecting railroad and airline¹ workers in the United States, can be found at 45 U.S.C. §§ 151-188 [research it]. The RLA came into being in response to a series of violent railroad strikes² during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Passed in 1926 after evolving …

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