The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says a small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation’s most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was “indistinguishable” from other non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon.
Drone on, the government says.
Just a few days after a drone crashed into the White House lawn, the FAA is telling football fans not to bring the flying bots to the Super Bowl.
An attorney for a drone operator who challenged the government’s ban of commercial drone flights says his client has settled the case for an $1,100 fine.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday issued permits to use drones to monitor crops and photograph properties for sale, marking the first time permission has been granted to companies involved agriculture and real estate.
A new holiday themed video released by the Federal Aviation Administration uses a “Do” and “Don’t” premise to instruct children how to “stay off the naughty list” as they play with unmanned aircraft gifts this year.
Residents of the Gaithersburg neighborhood where a jet crash killed six people on Monday say low flying planes have been a problem in the area for quite some time and they have previously complained to the FAA.
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.
The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.
A new petition is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights from countries that are stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa.