The prime objectives of the FAA are to promote air safety and the efficient use of the navigable airspace
, as set forth in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 77.
But the question of where the newest airplanes can fly, particularly in the middle area between privately owned air space and the public navigable airspace
, is unsettled.
If navigable airspace
is treated as a limited public forum, as we propose with some qualification, then the Federal Aviation Administration will have significant--though not unlimited--regulatory leeway to evenhandedly burden speech-related UAV activities where doing so would reasonably promote safe unmanned and manned flight operations.
The enactment of the Air Commerce Act of 1926 created a "public right of freedom of transit in air commerce" through the navigable airspace
of the United States.
The financing will also be used to remove obstructions to create clearer more navigable airspace
, as well as to design an access road.
Unfortunately, as the number of wind farms multiplied, this solution proved problematic as navigable airspace
T]he taking of aerial photographs of an industrial plant complex from navigable airspace
is not a search prohibited by the Fourth Amendment.
characterizing navigable airspace
as a "public highway" for
Contents Introduction Development of Aviation Law and Regulations Current FAA Regulations of Navigable Airspace
Fixed-Wing Aircraft Helicopters Current FAA Regulation of Drones Public and Commercial Operators Recreational Users Safe Minimum Flying Altitude Airspace and Property Rights United States v.
Since the FAA delegated control of the navigable airspace
FAR Part 77 sets the regulations for notifying the FAA about obstructions affecting navigable airspace
(the form is 7460-1 for those of you keeping score at home).
that encroach into navigable airspace
, presenting a threat to aircraft safety.