Two facing federal prison after being accused of flying drones in areas under TFR for the Super Bowl.

Two facing federal prison after being accused of flying drones in areas under TFR for the Super Bowl.
February 16, 2021 Comments Off on Two facing federal prison after being accused of flying drones in areas under TFR for the Super Bowl. Drone Laws,FAA Tim Trott

Kevin Jonathan Canty, 33, of West Palm Beach was charged with violating national defense airspace. And Henry Alejandro Jimenez, 33, of Orlando was separately charged with violating national defense airspace as well. The charges were filed by U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez of the U.S. Middle District Court in Tampa.

Pilots and drone operators who enter the TFRs without permission face civil penalties that exceed $30,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of one year in federal prison.

Source: AOPA Drone Pilot

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Tim Trott Tim Trott has a long history of association with aviation. His father was a glider pilot at one time. Tim grew up with the Sky King television program and later met Kirby Grant after the TV star retired to Florida in the 1970's. Many years later, with the assistance of Kirby's wife and son, Tim wrote "Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Sky King". When drones began to become popular, Tim bought an early DJI Phantom. When drone licenses were required, Tim took and passed the drone test in the first hour of the first day it was offered. He later went on to develop a series of training courses and was certified as an instructor by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, teaching first responders around the country, from Boston to Houson and from Lansing to Ft. Lauderdale.