The FAA and Drones: A Modern Day Dr. Frankenstein and His Monster? Hennepin Lawyer

January 2019

“In her novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, 18-year-old Mary Shelley’s sometimes strained relationship with her father, William Godwin, can be seen as the motivation for her story of a creator and his creation. While Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) quickly arose as an offshoot of the development of the airplane, and predate the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the historical disconnect between the FAA and drones resembles in many ways the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.”

Click here to read more from Garrett Caffee‘s article that was recently published in the January/February 2019 edition of The Hennepin Lawyer. Garrett is an attorney in FMJ’s Transportation & Logistics practice group.