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33 min ago | The Raw Story

State and local governments can help speed up drone use in light of new federal regulations

U.S. state governments should help break a regulatory logjam that currently bans aerial drones from delivering packages, filming movies and monitoring crops and pipelines, officials from a state with extensive drone experience said on Sunday.


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4 hrs ago | WHAS11

United flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odor

A harrowing United Airlines flight Friday over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what an FAA official said was an electrical odor on board.


Related Topix: US News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Louisville, KY

Sun Jul 13, 2014


Drone Beat: Fireworks, Arrests, Shooting Ranges and More

The United States government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places.


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The Macon Telegraph

FAA: Small plane accident in Ga. woods

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the agency had no immediate report on the fate of those aboard and no further information on their identities, saying her information was preliminary.


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Escaped Crocodile May Have Led To Crash

Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed fly-ins ranging from the standard pancake breakfast through one with an omelet bar, a... My son an I were departing SNS one evening in a Cessna 182 with my son at the controls and his two-year-old daughter in the back seat.... If you live near the coast, especially in Florida, to go or not to go on ... (more)


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WMTW-TV Auburn

Emergency crews respond to Limington plane crash

Emergency crews, including Maine State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration, are responding to a plane crash in the woods near the Limington-Harmon Airport.


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Korea Herald

Amazon seeks U.S. permission for drone tests

Online giant Amazon has sought permission for drone test flights in the United States, saying it is moving forward on plans for deliveries using the unmanned aircraft.


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Air & Space

How Things Work: Evacuation Slides

CRASH FIRE THAT CONSUMED Air France Flight 358, an Airbus A340 that overran a Toronto runway in 2005, could have been a killer, but all 309 aboard escaped with no life-threatening injuries.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A340, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, US News, Weather

Sat Jul 12, 2014

News Herald

Disaster, miracle of United 232 crash recalled

Fate meted misery and miracles in nearly equal measure when United Airlines Flight 232 crashed at the Sioux City airport on July 19, 1989.


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Drone Advertising Kicks Off New Age With Controversy

A new advertising company is flying high with their new strategy to target customers in Las Vegas.


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FAA approves SDG&E testing of unmanned aircraft

San Diego Gas and Electric has become the first utility in the nation to get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test unmanned aircraft to check transmission lines.


Related Topix: US News, Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, San Diego County, CA

CBS Local

CCBC Air Traffic Controller Students Rejected By FAA Over New Hiring Process

Some students at a local school that trains air traffic controllers are getting bad news: rejections from the FAA because of a new way of hiring.


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United flight diverted to Midway

A United Airlines airliner flying from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to Midway because of a reported odor in the cabin or cockpit, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Saturday.


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Jet diverted to Salt Lake after lightning strike

Spokeswoman Tyri Squyres says Friday night's lightning strike damaged the airplane's weather radar.


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Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Agriculture, Science, Privacy, US News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Government Executive

Amazon Wants Early Permission to Launch its Delivery Drones

Amazon says its much-hyped delivery drones are ready to hit the skies, and the company's asking the FAA for permission to begin testing outdoors with flights near Seattle.


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The News-Gazette

Regulators look at increased drone use

Experts predict that the agriculture industry may soon account for roughly half of all drone flights in the United States.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

U.S. agency investigating drone flights after vide...

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several videos filmed using drones that flew into and around firework displays, including two apparently shot on the Fourth of July and one from Florida that has received nearly nine million YouTube views.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Nashville, TN

WFTV Orlando

FAA approves OIA expansion plan

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Orlando International Airport request to construct a new intermodal center and people mover, as well as future airport expansion.


Related Topix: US News, John Mica, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

ABC News

Business Highlights

Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Housing, Smoking, Medicine, Health, US News