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Expert: Drones Causing Major Aviation Disasters Is ‘A Question Of When It’s Going To Happen, Not If’

A major concern of advocates and critics alike is operation near airports and the risk of major aviation disasters.

06/11/2015

Helicopter lands at U.S. Capitol

FAA Chief: Gyrocopter ‘Indistinguishable’ From Birds, Kite

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.

04/29/2015

Drone on, the government says.  (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

FAA Proposes ‘Flexible’ Rules For Commercial Drone Use

Drone on, the government says.

02/16/2015

Screengrab of FAA Super Bowl Drone Video

Video: FAA Tells Super Bowl Goers to Leave Drones at Home

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.

01/28/2015

Drone Flying

Drone Operator Settles Case With FAA for $1,100 Fine

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.

01/22/2015

drone, White House drone

FAA Grants Permits For Agriculture, Real Estate Drones

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.

01/06/2015

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. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Releases ‘Stay Off The Naughty List’ For Holiday Drone Gifts

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.

12/22/2014

Utility workers and emergency personnel work near the site where a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Residents of Gaithersburg Neighborhood: Plane Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

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.

12/09/2014

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

Police face off with demonstrators as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House: Updated Flight Restriction Over Ferguson ‘Didn’t Have Any Impact On Media Access’

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.

11/04/2014

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