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Saturday April 16, 2016

FAA Confirms Shooting A Drone Is A Federal Crime

But while downing a drone is considered a felony, it’s not clear when anyone will actually start getting prosecuted for doing so.

According to Loretta Alkalay, an aviation attorney who teaches Drone Law at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, the statute also prohibits interfering with anyone "engaged in the authorized operation of such aircraft" and carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Since drones are considered aircraft, threatening a drone or a drone operator, according to Ms. Alkalay, would also be a federal crime subject to five years in prison under this same statute.