Ariel Sarandinaki

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Ariel Sarandinaki is the Regulatory Affairs Specialist for AFPM. To learn more about AFPM, visit


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts there may be over five million total drones flying the national airspace by 2020.  On one hand, this is great news: drones present significant opportunities for commercial users, as well as endless enjoyment for...

/ December 21, 2017

Breaking Through the Red Tape: A Look at EPA Regulatory Reform

In conversations surrounding regulatory reform, I’ve noticed a common misperception that the oil and gas industry wants the freedom to do whatever it wants – whenever it wants – with no government intervention. Let me just clear the air (pun...

/ June 9, 2017

Court Grounds FAA Registration Rule for Millions of Drones…Time to Assess the Fallout

Government overreach is an issue that strikes a bipartisan chord.  For some, the May 19th ruling by a federal appeals court – which eliminates the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 requirement that hobbyists register their drones – may serve as...

/ June 1, 2017