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The FAA is not the bad guy at Standing Rock

Several articles have suggested that the TFR issued to prohibit aircraft from flying over Standing Rock was an independent exercise of jurisdiction by the FAA. FAA did issue a NOTAM to prohibit aircraft from flying over this site, but probable cause does not equal liability.

Top Throwback Article, 2012: … Really? NOW it’s “prudent” to review the B/C numbers of the final Flight and Duty Time rules?

In a US Court of Appeals case initiated by the UPS pilots union, a Department of Justice motion stated, “These errors are of sufficient amount that the FAA believes that it is prudent to review the portion of its cost-benefit analysis related to all-cargo operations and allow interested parties an opportunity to comment on that analysis.” This was one of the most contested, closely scrutinized rulemaking in recent history.