Federal Aviation Administration
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 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.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.
Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.
The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”
Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give us a call.
A majority of Americans are against U.S. airspace being used for personal drones.
Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.
After a lightning strike injured a controller at BWI, the FAA will test lightning protection systems for airport towers.