Russell Klingaman Authors Article on Airports Dealing With Nearby Drone and UAS Operations

May 31, 2016

Russell A. Klingaman, a partner in the Milwaukee office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Ideas for Airports Dealing With Nearby Model Drone/UAS Operations" published by the Wisconsin Airport Management Association in its June 2016 newsletter.

As noted in the article, "[t]he [unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)] laws are not clear or consistent concerning (1) how airports should be notified about nearby UAS operations, (2) how they should handle such notices, and (3) how they should reach agreements with local model UAS operators about appropriate procedures." In the article, Mr. Klingaman points out and offers his thoughts on what he states are "various problems associated with this vague area of the law." 

Read the full article "Ideas for Airports Dealing With Nearby Model Drone/UAS Operations", on the Wisconsin Airport Management Association website.

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 errors, mechanical problems, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, transactions and many others. Mr. Klingaman also has substantial experience dealing with issues involving business law and intellectual property including trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and patents.

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.