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Review of Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On, by Stuart Banner

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07/30/2014Jacob H. Huebert

Volume 13, No. 4 (Winter 2010)

 

In Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On, UCLA law professor Stuart Banner examines how the United States moved from the ad coelom rule to the  current regime, under which landowners have no right to the sky above them, anyone (with government permission) can fly most anywhere, and governments assume the right to limit access to the air however they see fit. One might reasonably expect such a book to entail a tedious slog through case law, and in some scholars’ hands it might. But the first and foremost thing to say about Who Owns the Sky? is that it is unusually dynamic, engaging, and accessible.

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Huebert, Jacob H. Review of Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On, by Stuart Banner. The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 13, No. 4 (Winter 2010): 87–95.

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