About

Gender

Male


Location

Branford, CT


About Me:

Attorney, Private Investigator, Commercial Helicopter Pilot, Advanced Ground Instructor, DJI Phantom Pilot, Volunteer Fire Dept. Member & Polymath.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Recreational, commercial and "drone law."


Hometown:

Branford, CT


Activity Feed

Peter Sachs commented on AKRCGUY's blog post We are tired of people saying “DRONES ARE ILLEGAL!” Here is real talk on what the law really is or isn’t
"The FAA has filed its appeal: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15894
And, Dwgsparky, unfortunately no. In Office of Personnel Management v. Richmond, 496 U.S. 414 (1990), the Supreme Court held that the federal government…"
Mar 7, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft
"If you're interested, here's my reply to the FAA's latest document, which is filled with nonsense and non-law.
Busting the FAA’s “Myth Busting” Document"
Feb 28, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"No. I just tried it. And others have already downloaded it. Weird. Getting an error message?"
Feb 19, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"To illustrate the difference between the views from the street-level journalists vs. the drone journalist, here's a link to the actual imagery from both. The street-level view is what aired on TV.

https://app.box.com/s/kmhmt2e2df4y188bvoie"
Feb 19, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"Gary, he was not flying over any crowd, (he was off to the side of the incident), and a full-size news chopper would present a lot more danger than a 2.5 lb drone. :)"
Feb 19, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"Their "standard equipment," complete with zoom capability that the drone does not have, were able to and did in fact obtain close-up footage of vehicle. That footage aired.
The drone's camera took stills that show no detail at all. And it never aire…"
Feb 18, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"Then the other journalists present should have there's taken from them as well, Austin?"
Feb 18, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"Here's the actual complaint if you're interested, filed in Federal District Court this morning: 
Pedro Rivera v. Foley, Yergeau & Hartford PD"
Feb 18, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"^^ Excellent point, Mike."
Feb 18, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"If you want a reference, see dronelawjournal.com. And as it states there, it's not intended to be legal advice."
Feb 17, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"[Not legal advice] There's absolutely nothing that would even remotely support a claim of recklessness under Part 91. Moreover, there are no federal statutes or regulations, and there is no case law concerning remote-controlled model aircraft, whats…"
Feb 17, 2014
Peter Sachs commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Journalist sues police who grounded his drone
"Every person has a First Amendment right to photograph, from a public place, anything that is in plain sight.
Aside from that, I cannot comment on this case til after it's filed tomorrow."
Feb 17, 2014
Peter Sachs replied to Will's discussion I'm a cop and need help making a drone, as well as some info
"Hmm. I can't find a way to edit a comment. Obviously I meant "happen," not "happy" in the post above."
Feb 14, 2014
Peter Sachs replied to Will's discussion I'm a cop and need help making a drone, as well as some info
"Actually, the FAA "claims" you need that COA. However there exists no statute or regulation that supports that claim. That said, if you don't want the FAA bothering you, apply for the COA.
And Ted, you make a very valid point re: state laws.
State's…"
Feb 14, 2014
Peter Sachs replied to Will's discussion I'm a cop and need help making a drone, as well as some info
"[Not intended to be legal advice.]

Hi Will:
As a law enforcement officer you are considered a "state actor," and constitutional considerations apply to your use of a drone while on duty. Under the Supreme Court ruling in Kyllo v. United States, 533…"
Feb 14, 2014