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.
FAA Chief: Gyrocopter 'Indistinguishable' From Birds, KiteThe 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.
FAA Proposes 'Flexible' Rules For Commercial Drone UseDrone on, the government says.
Video: FAA Tells Super Bowl Goers to Leave Drones at HomeJust 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.
Drone Operator Settles Case With FAA for $1,100 FineAn 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.
FAA Grants Permits For Agriculture, Real Estate DronesThe 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.
FAA Releases 'Stay Off The Naughty List' For Holiday Drone GiftsA 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 Gaithersburg Neighborhood: Plane Tragedy Could Have Been PreventedResidents 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.
NTSB: Gov't Aircraft Regulations Apply To DronesThe 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.
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.
White House Petition Calls On FAA To Ban Flights From Ebola-Stricken CountriesA new petition is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights from countries that are stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa.
Cruz: FAA Needs To 'Take Every Available Precaution In Preventing Additional Cases From Arriving' In USSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to take precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.
Sen. Durbin To Seek Probe Of Air Center Sabotage 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.
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.
Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For DrugsTests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.