About Enrico Schaefer

Enrico Schaefer, Esq. is a UAS pilot and technology lawyer at www.traverselegal.com and www.dronelaw.pro. He has been a UAS enthusiast for years, and has completed a number of advanced UAS classes in the UAS program at Northwestern Michigan College. Enrico is considered one of the top Section 333 and UAV attorneys in the country, representing Fortune 100 and start-up companies on drone law and Section 333 issues. He is the author of many articles concerning FAA drone regulations, Section 333 exemptions and FAA compliance, many of which can be found here at DroneLaw.pro. Enrico has been a speaker at the International Drone Conference on its insurance panel and has had numerous media appearances ranging from MITech News, Robotics Business Review, Internet Advisor Podcast and The Steve Gruber Show (1240 WJIM Radio), WJR Radio (Detroit), DroneLife.com and “That Drone Show.”

Synchronized Drones Highlight 2018 Winter Olympic Ceremonies

ROYAL OAK - If you watched the Winter Olympic Ceremonies you saw how far drones have come. The show featured 1200 drones flown by a single pilot who used them to create a variety of images including the five interconnected Olympic rings. It’s the next evolution in commercial drones, DroneLaw.Pro’s Enrico Schaefer said in this

By |2018-03-06T20:27:22+00:00March 6th, 2018|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Drones Law Pro Update: You Must Register Your Hobby Drone Or Face Big Fines

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer updates what’s happening with drones - also called quadcopters - with federal legislation. The commercial market has solidified - part 107 rules - that mandate what you can and cannot do with commercial drones. The Federal Aviation Administration reversed its previous rule change and now again requires

By |2018-01-24T08:55:50+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Drones, Featured|

Drone Law Pro Schaefer Talks About The Hot Commercial Drone Market

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer just got back from the InnerDrone Conference in Las Vegas and talks about the latest news from commercial drone operators. More than 5,000 folks attended, including the FAA Chairman, who updated drone regulations. Anti-drone technology was hot, Enrico said, such as shooting a net and dragging a

By |2017-10-06T12:20:37+00:00October 1st, 2017|Drones, IoT, M2 TechCast, Politics|

Automated Air Traffic Control For Drone Flights Includes Pellston Airport

ROYAL OAK - DroneLaw.Pro Founder Enrico Schaefer discusses the FCC’s plans to automate Air Traffic Control for drone flights at 50 airports this fall, including Pellston. He also updates the latest trends for drones, including drones outside the United States crop dusting fields. He also shares news about upcoming commercial drone shows that are a must-attend

By |2017-08-08T20:17:28+00:00August 8th, 2017|Drones, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Michigan Aircraft-Related Companies Attending Automation Alley Trade Mission To Paris Air Show

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer discussed how his law firm and nine aircraft related companies will be joining the Automation Alley trade mission to the Paris Air Show in June 19-25. Schaefer also shared more details about the Drone Racing Cup competition scheduled for Grand Rapids July 21-23 and about new drone

By |2017-06-13T18:34:36+00:00June 13th, 2017|Drones, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Great Lakes Drone Racing Cup Coming To Grand Rapids In July

ROYAL OAK - The Great Lakes Drone Racing Cup is the first large scale drone race in the Midwest that will be held at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids in July. Quadcopters will fly indoors at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded. And Drone

By |2017-06-07T15:18:45+00:00June 7th, 2017|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Traverse City Drone Expert Schaefer Explains SharedSky Drone Park In Northern Michigan

ROYAL OAK - Five entrepreneurs. including Drone Law Pro Founder Enrico Schaefer, have partnered to create a group dedicated to expanding and promoting the drone industry in this northern Michigan resort town. The nonprofit is called SharedSky. Its mission statement reads: To connect individuals, businesses, local government, and organizations interested in the safe and ethical

By |2017-05-04T09:06:15+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

25,000 People Apply For Commercial Drone Pilot Licenses Since Aug. 29

ROYAL OAK - Since Aug. 29, when the Federal Aviation Administration created drone pilot licenses, some 25,000 people have applied, says Enrico Schaefer, founder of DroneLaw.Pro in Traverse City. The FAA had predicted some 600,000 would apply. The FAA also is reviewing regulations under part 107 that allow drone pilots to fly over people, something

By |2017-01-25T14:01:50+00:00January 25th, 2017|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Thinking Of Buying A Drone For Xmas? Listen To Drone Law Pro Schaefer Explain The FAA Rules

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer updates the M2 TechCast audience by discussing how a student in Philadelphia flying his drone nearly flew into the path of a police helicopter that was observing a Trump rally. The pilot was flying at night and beyond his line of sight - both against FAA rules.

By |2016-12-13T17:13:19+00:00December 13th, 2016|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

M2 TechCast: Want To Become A Licensed Drone Pilot? Enrico Schaefer Tells You How

ROYAL OAK - DroneLaw.Pro Attorney Enrico Schaefer said the FAA expects 600,000 licensed drone pilots to take to the skies over the next 12 months. On Aug. 29 the FAA created a remote pilot certificate. Over the past couple of months tens of thousands of people have been taking the knowledge test to get a

By |2016-10-18T19:43:59+00:00October 18th, 2016|Drones, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|