Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

Welcome!

Nilsson, S. (2018, January 14). Interview for article in the Daily Courier by Cindy Barks

entitled Got a drone for Christmas? Experts say new users should keep a few things in mind. Available at https://www.dcourier.com/news/2018/jan/14/got-drone-christmas/

 

Nilsson, S. (2018, January). UAS: Laws and AZ LEA Guidance, Public Use Info. FAASTeam Presentation for AUVSI with Ernest Copeland and Tracy Lamb. January 16, 2018. Polsinelli Law Firm, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Kadah, J., Young. J., Perry, J.C., Nilsson, S. & Spencer, B. (2017). Joint Unmanned Air

Traffic Team Working to Improve UAS Safety. The EMBRY-RIDDLE News Room. http://news.erau.edu/headlines/joint-unmanned-air-traffic-team-workingto- improve-uas-safety/ 

 

Perry, J.C., Nilsson, S., Young, J., Holt, T.B., Spencer, B., & Luedtke, J. (2017). An

Economic and Feasible Solution to Integrating Unmanned Aircraft into the National Airspace System. Arizona UAS Summit & Expo. Mesa, AZ 

 

Perry, J.C., Young, J., Nilsson, S., Holt, T.B., Spencer, B., Cook. B., & Wilkerson, K.C.

(2017). Unmanned Air Traffic Control in a Manned Air Traffic World: 

An innovative solution to integrating unmanned air traffic into controlled airspace. University Aviation Association Conference. Riverside, CA

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, December). UAS: Laws and AZ LEA Guidance, Public Use Info. FAASTeam Safety Seminar with Ernest Copeland. December 13, 2017. Prescott City Hall, Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, November 30). Interview for article in Williamsburg Yorktown Daily by

Steve Roberts entitled Hundreds of drones are in Williamsburg’s skies, what are

your rights from the ground? Available at https://wydaily.com/2017/11/30/hundreds-of-drones-are-in-williamsburgs-skies-what-are-your-rights-from-the-ground-tek/

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, November 30). Wheel of Life. A 1-hour Workshop for LEAD at ERAU, Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, November 8). The Law of the Land: How UAS Regulations at the State,

Federal Level Will Shape the 2018 Industry, Presentation and Panel at the Arizona UAS Summit and Expo, with Adam Hawkins, Mesa, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, November 7). Remote Pilots Council Meeting. Presentation and Panel

at the Arizona UAS Summit and Expo, with Tina Buskirk and Ernie Copeland for AUVSI Sahuaro Chapter, Mesa, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, October). UAS: Updates in Congress and from Presidential Memorandum. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. October 28, 2017. Mesa Falcon Field Copperstate Fly-In, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, October). ATC Privatization, Good or Not? URI Presentation for ERAU Parents Weekend. October 27, 2017. Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, October). UAS: A typical law class. 30-minute Presentation for ERAU Parents Weekend. October 27, 2017. Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, September 30). UAS law Part 1; UAS Laws Part 2; FAA Compliance

Philosophy; BasicMed. Four roundtable panels at the Angel Flight West Tri-Wing

Fly-In, Lake Havasu, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, September 21). Drones: Not just Toys, Lunch Key note speaker at the

Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC) Education and Training Symposium, Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Eye in the Sky. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. Co-presented with Tina

Buskirk, John Nunes, & Ernie Copeland. July 25, 2017. Peoria Police Department, Peoria, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, July 18). Interview for article in Asbury Park Press by Andrew J.

Goudsward entitled, As drone industry grows, a fight looms for control of the sky. Available at http://www.app.com/story/news/local/communitychange/2017/07/18/drone-industry-grows-fight-looms-control-sky/460402001/

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, June 27). Interview for article in The Daily Courier by Sue Tone entitled

Goodwin Fire closes Highway 69 – No Drone Zone. Available at https://www.dcourier.com/news/2017/jun/27/goodwin-fire-closes-highway-69/

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, June 7). Interview for article in UAS Magazine by Miller, P. C. entitled

Attorney lists pluses, minuses of Drone Federalism Act. Available at http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1705/attorney-lists-pluses-minuses-of-drone-federalism-act

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, May 24). Interview for The Show on KJZZ, NPR Phoenix, by Mark

            Brodie, entitled Court Ruling Strikes Down Hobby Drone Registration Rule.

Available at http://theshow.kjzz.org/content/480124/court-ruling-strikes-down-hobby-drone-registration-rule

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Hot Topics: UAS Law. 2017 AzAA Spring Conference. Co-

presented with Jeff Stempihar and Jose Medina. May 23, 2017. Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Updates to UAS Law in AZ. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. Co-

presented with Tina Buskirk, Jeremy Grogan, & Ernie Copeland. May 20, 2017.

ASU, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Updates to UAS Law in AZ: How to Protect Yourself Legally. Co-

presented with John Nunes, Tina Buskirk, & Ernie Copeland. April 6, 2017. Sierra

Vista Police Department, Sierra Vista, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Updates to UAS Law in AZ: How to Protect Yourself Legally. Co-

presented with John Nunes, Tina Buskirk, & Ernie Copeland. April 5, 2017. AZ GIC

meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, March 16). Interview for article in UAS Magazine by Miller, P. C. entitled

Author says U.S. has a bewildering array of UAS laws, Regulations. Available at http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1667/author-says-u-s-has-a-bewildering-array-of-uas-laws-regulations

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, February 24). Game of Drones: Part 107 and the Integration of UAS into

the National Airspace System, Panel Presentation at the ABA Air & Space Law

Update Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017). Drones Across America. American Bar Association, Air &

            Space Law Forum, Washington, D.C.

 

Nilsson, S. (2017, February 7). UAS Operations and Rules. Co-presented with John

            Nunes, Tina Buskirk, & Ernie Copeland. Arizona Western College, Yuma, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, December 15). Interview for article in The Embry-Riddle Newsroom by

Lacey McLaughlin entitled The Future of UAS: Q & A with Embry-Riddle Aviation

Law Professor Sarah Nilsson. Available at http://news.erau.edu/headlines/the-future-of-uas-qa-with-embry-riddle-aviation-law-professor-sarah-nilsson/

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, November 8). Federal Preemption on UAS Laws: Necessity or

            Intrusion? Presentation and Panel at the Arizona UAS Summit and Expo,

Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, November 2). UAV Law and Risk Management. Presentation and Panel

at the Commercial UAV Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, October). Updates to UAS Law in AZ: How to Protect Yourself Legally. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. October 29, 2016. Falcon Field Copperstate Fly-in, Arizona.

Nilsson, S. & Stuckenberg, D. (2016, October 14). Article in The Tampa Bay Times entitled

Don’t Forget that Drones started as Military Weapons. Available at http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-dont-forget-that-drones-started-as-military-weapons/2298119

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, September). UAS: FAA Memo to Law Enforcement Agencies and AZ

State UAS law. Presentation at ALELAA Chandler Police Legal Advisor Unit. September 23, 2016. Chandler, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, August 23). What the US can learn from international UAS law.

Presentation and proceedings to the 10th Annual UAS Summit and Expo, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, June 28). Interview for article in The Arizona Republic by Yara,

Georgann entitled Extreme Aerial Productions: Drone hobby takes flight into business. Available at http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/abg/2016/06/28/extreme-aerial-productions-drone-hobby-takes-flight-into-business/84856252/

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, June 26). Interview for article in The Daily Courier by Orr, Scott entitled

New Drone Rules Mean New Jobs. Available at http://www.dcourier.com/news/2016/jun/26/new-drone-rules-mean-new-jobs/

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, June 10). UAS Law CLE. Arizona Office of the Attorney General. Co-

presented with AG Michael Hrnicek, Tina Buskirk, Ernie Copeland, Jeremy Groban.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, May 12). Interview for feature article on ERAU, PC website by Tissot, M., entitled UAS Courses Take Flight in Prescott. Available at http://prescott.erau.edu/features/faa-memo-clarifying-uas-education

Nilsson, S. (2016, April). What a great time to be Alive: A look at the Commercial Space

and Unmanned Aircraft Industries. Keynote Speech at the Aviation Explorers Fundraising Dinner. April 30, 2016. Air Force National Guard, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, April). UAS: Regulations in the NAS. FAASTeam Safety Seminar.

April 12, 2016. Co-presented with Ernie Copeland, Scottsdale FSDO, ERAU DLC, Prescott, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, February). Podcast on Federal, State, and Local Drone Laws, Property

Rights and Privacy. The Drone Law Pro – Enrico Schaefer. February 5, 2016.

Available at https://www.dronelaw.pro/field-preemption-faa-trumps-state-local-

drone-laws/

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, January). UAS: Regulations in the NAS. Presentation at Honeywell

Flight Technical Services Safety Stand Down as part of FAASTeam. January 28, 2016. Deer Valley, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, January). UAS: Regulations in the NAS. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. January 16, 2016. Proceedings to A3IRCon 2016, Chandler, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, January). 2015 Commercial Space Industry Snapshot as seen through the eyes of the ISPCS. January 15, 2016. Proceedings to A3IRCon 2016, Chandler, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2016, January). A3ircon in Chandler. January 15, 2016. FOX 10 News at 7.39am in the Morning Show.

 

Nilsson, S. (2015, December 22). Interview for article in UAS Magazine by Miller, P. C. entitled Studying UAS Regulations Overseas. Available at http://www.uasmagazine.com/blog/article/2016/01/studying-uas-regulations-overseas

Nilsson, S. (2015, December 22). Interview for article in UAS Magazine by Miller, P. C. entitled FAA had to Assert it Regulatory Authority. Available at http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1379/aviation-attorney-faa-had-to-assert-its-regulatory-authority

Nilsson, S. (2015, November). UAS: Regulations in the NAS. Presentation at Sanders and

Parks Law Office. November 17, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2015, October). UAS: Regulations in the NAS. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. October 24, 2015. Casa Grande Copperstate Fly-In, Arizona.

 

Nilsson, S. (2015, October). UAS: Regulations v. Policy. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. October 10, 2015. Mesa-Gateway, Arizona.

Nilsson, S. (2015, September 17). Interview for article in UAS Magazine by Miller, P. C. entitled States continue to Pass Laws in Conflict with FAA’s Authority. Available at http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1245/states-continue-to-pass-laws-in-conflict-with-faaundefineds-authority

Nilsson, S. (2015, September). In the Aftermath of Pirker: Questions of Policy Versus Law on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Proceedings to The Citadel 2015 Intelligence and Homeland Security Enterprise Conference. Charleston, South Carolina.

Nilsson, S. (2015, September). Pilot Enforcement Action Presentation. Prescott Airport Users Association. September 15, 2015. Prescott Airport, AZ.

Nilsson, S. (2015, September). Podcast on UAVs and the Law. The UAV Digest. September 5, 2015. Available at http://theuavdigest.com/uav111-uavs-and-the-law/

Nilsson, S. (2015, July). Podcast on Drones, the Law and the FAA. The Drone Dude. July 10, 2015. Available at http://www.dronedudepodcast.com/e/010-interview-with-aviation-lawyer-sarah-nilsson-about-drones-the-law-and-the-faa/

Nilsson, S. (2015, May). UAS: Regulations v. Policy. FAASTeam Safety Seminar. May 23, 2015. Mesa-Gateway, Arizona.

Nilsson, S. & Hamilton, J. (2015). Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law (6th ed.). Chapter

18: Commercial Space Operations. Newcastle, WA, Aviation Supplies & Academics.

 

Nilsson, S. & Hamilton, J. (2015). Practical Aviation and Aerospace Law Workbook (6th ed.). Chapter 18: Commercial Space Operations. Newcastle, WA, Aviation Supplies & Academics.

Nilsson, S. (2015 August). In the Aftermath of Pirker: Questions of Policy Versus Law on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Proceedings to The Citadel Conference on Intelligence and Security. 21 pps.

Nilsson, S. (2015, February). Pirker and Beyond: Questions of Policy Versus Law on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Proceedings to A3IRCon 2015 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 21 pps.

Nilsson, S. (2014 April). A Circle Takes No Sides. Dissertation. Arizona Summit Law School. 45pps.

Nilsson, S. (2011 June). Relationship between Recent Flight Experience and Pilot Error General Aviation Accidents. Dissertation. Northcentral University. 192 pps.

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January 15, 2016 - A3IRCON 2016 focus on UAS - FOX 10 News

 

July 10, 2015 - Podcast on Drones, the Law and the FAA - The Drone Dude

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