US court rejects registry of hobbyists' drones

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal rule that required owners of recreational drones and other model aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration

A US appeals court struck down a ruling Friday aimed at forcing recreational drone owners to register their tiny aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA had ordered owners of small drones characterized as 'model aircraft' to register them, with the aim of curbing illegal flights near airports or interfering with civil aviation, but critics said the move went too far.The decision by the federal appeals court in Washington was a snub for the FAA, which drew up the rule in 2015...