http://gigaom.com/2014/07/21/search-and ... -faa-case/ A texas based search and rescue group has been given a green light to fly after ruling the FAA had no legal claims. The group voluntarily grounded themselves after receiving an email that the activity was illegal. Then filed a lawsuit to clarify the matter. The court basically said that a mere email is not enough to begin legal procedings. Earlier in the year, the NTSB ruled that the FAA had no authority over UAV's and certainly could not prosecute on a law that did not exist. So why is the FAA, and other authorities like NYC, attempting to enforce these non-existant laws? The laws that are in place, and enforceable are for properly licensed aircrafts and pilots thereof. If I can legally fly a licensed helicopter 100 feet above a crowd, why can I not fly my UAV over the same crowd? A farmer can hire a crop duster to maintain his crops, but he can't fly a drone to survey his field?