Author: Timothy M. Ravich

Tim Ravich is a Florida Bar Board Certified Aviation Lawyer and Assistant Professor of the University of Central Florida. He is the founder of Ravich Law Firm, PLLC., a business litigation and aviation law firm in Florida, and has served as general counsel and outside counsel for emerging commercial drone companies. Academically, he has taught aviation and space law at the University of Miami School of Law and FIU College of Law. He has published numerous aviation related articles, including a course book entitled "Aviation Law after September 11th" (Vandeplas 2010). Most recently, he published "Commercial Drone Law," with the American Bar Association. See

Unmanned Aerial Systems at Airports

Please join me on November 5, 2018 when the Transportation Research Board conducts a webinar featuring research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Legal Research Digest 32: Evolving Law on Airport Implications by Unmanned Aerial Systems and ACRP Project 03-42 Topic A: Managing Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Vicinity of Airports.


Airports are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, in more varied and potentially revenue-generating ways, including foreign object debris detection, cargo delivery, terminal and perimeter inspection, and wildlife management. However, airport sponsors and their legal counsel are unclear about competing local, state, and federal regulations governing UAS operations. This webinar will present specific UAS safety, security, and privacy concerns within the context of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (14 C.F.R. Part 107). The presenters will discuss the existing practices currently available while lawmakers create the regulations that oversee the advances in unmanned aviation. The presenters will also provide an overview of the ACRP research underway to address the challenges and opportunities presented by UAS as they integrate into the national airspace.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.