Jonathan B. Rupprecht, Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor, Rupprecht LAW, P.A.
Jonathan B. Rupprecht is a lawyer and a commercial pilot with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. He is also an airplane flight instructor and instrument flight instructor. Newsweek, Politico, NPR, Marketwatch, The Independent, Motherboard, and many other sources have cited or quoted him. Jonathan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Magna Cum Laude, and a Juris Doctor from Florida International University School of Law. He has conducted extensive research on the integration of unmanned aircraft into the Japanese airspace compared to the integration in the United States’ airspace. From that research, Jonathan authored Drones: Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them. He later was an advisor for one of the amicus briefs for the highly publicized Huerta v. Pirker case. Jonathan is a co-author on an American Bar Association book called Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology, and the Law. Jonathan wrote on administrative law, the FAA rule making process, the special rule on unmanned aircraft, and a brief history of unmanned aircraft.
He is a member of the Society of Aerial Cinematographers. He is on the Florida Department of Agriculture’s working group for UAS. As of 12/31/2015, Rupprecht Law, P.A. was ranked 2nd in the United States by the number of Section 333 clients they had. Jonathan is currently practicing law in South Florida at his firm Rupprecht Law, P.A. (www.jrupprechtlaw.com) where is assists clients with exemptions, airspace waivers, and FAA enforcement actions.