Mr. Taylor is requesting that the court “issue an order declaring that the [FAA's registration rule] is void” and prohibited by Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. He alleges that that section specifically prohibits the FAA from promulgating any new rules or regulations regarding model aircraft if they’re flown for hobby or recreational purposes.
He expected other hobby groups or drone manufacturers to file suit against the registration rules but when they didn’t, he decided to step up himself.
Well I read rumors on the AMA forum that they might bring suit, but so far no action, and yes very sad that an individual had to be the catalyst when there are such vast numbers of hobbyists in the U.S. it seems many are just going to roll over, I don't have a problem with the $5 fee, my thoughts are if they truly wanted to protect the public that fee would be better served as a certification fee rather than registration, the latest info now is that not only will the database be run by a 3rd party company, but the information will be made public, when clearly the FAA swore that it would only be made available to LEO agencies, slowly but surely the ugly truth about this latest move by FAA is becoming known and there are many owners that are not happy about what they are finding out. I for one don' t own anything that qualifies for the weight requirement yet, in addition here in OR. as of the first you are also required to register with the State Dept. Of Aviation, not sure if that still applies given the new FAA rule and that FAA clearly states that no other Govt entity can impose registration requirements without prior approval by FAA, they are the last word.