drones

File photo of a drone. (credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Gov’t Aircraft Regulations Apply To Drones

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

11/18/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Expected to Approve Drones for Moviemaking

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

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Amazon Asks FAA for Permission to Fly Drones

Amazon is officially asking the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

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A New View of Md.’s Mormon Temple, Courtesy of a Drone

Some breathtaking new views of the Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland can be seen in a video posted by YouTube user Tony Collins this week.

07/10/2014

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.  (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

US General: Border Security An ‘Existential’ Threat To National Security

A top U.S. general in charge of protecting the country’s southern border says the constant flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and possible terror threats have created an “existential” threat to national security – one that border authorities are unable to combat.

07/07/2014

The USS Arleigh Burke patrols the Mediterranean during Operation Enduring Freedom. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Navy To Launch Spy Drones From Ships

Navy looking to build smaller drones that can be launched from ships at sea.

06/18/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

FAA Grants First Permission For Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

File photo of an unmanned drone. (credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Future Drones Could Mimic Birds, Bats

New drones can mimic birds, bats, and insects, according to scientists.

05/27/2014

An image captured by a McEnearney Associates drone shows the aerial view of a house for sale on Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda. (credit: McEnearney Associates/John Domen All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Drones Giving Real Estate Industry an Aerial Advantage

Real estate companies are beginning to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones, to provide bird’s-eye views of properties with a quick fly-by.

05/27/2014

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