Russell Klingaman Authors Article on New FAA Recreational UAS/Drone Registration Program

January 22, 2016

Russell A. Klingaman, a Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner in the firm's Milwaukee office, authored the article "New FAA Recreational UAS/Drone Registration Program: Better Than Nothing?," which appears in the February/March 2016, issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. The article addresses the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) final rule entitled "Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft."

In the piece, Mr. Klingaman summarizes the rule's major provisions and the balance that the FAA had to strike in drafting them. He also discusses interesting proposals submitted to the FAA during the lead up to the creation of the registration rule and possible future unmanned aircraft systems requirements.

Mr. Klingaman — a leader of Hinshaw's Aviation Law Practice — helps members of the business and aviation communities manage and deal with their legal matters. His strengths include resolving disputes, reducing risks and leveraging opportunities. As a licensed pilot and aircraft owner, he has unique insights in aviation-related legal matters including products liability, pilot mistakes, mechanical problems, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, transactions and many others. Mr. Klingaman also has substantial experience dealing with issues involving intellectual property including trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks.

Read the full article, "New FAA Recreational UAS/Drone Registration Program: Better Than Nothing?," in Midwest Flyer Magazine.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.