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Orange County supervisors to hold south county forum on flight paths, airplane noise

For months, hundreds of south Orange County residents have raised concerns about changes in Federal Aviation Administration flight paths and airplane noise. Some residents from Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano have alleged the changes have caused noise pollution, loss of peace and quiet and lower home values, according to a Citizens for […]

This is the 'flying car' backed by Google's co-founder

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The Kitty Hawk Flyer basically looks like a giant drone, with the driver sitting on top. It falls under the ultralight category, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations.        

This is the 'flying car' backed by Google's co-founder

The Kitty Hawk Flyer basically looks like a giant drone, with the driver sitting on top. It falls under the ultralight category, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations.        

Mayo Clinic to Offer Medical Education Course Required by FAA's New BasicMed

Beginning Monday, May 1, private and recreational pilots across the country operating certain light aircraft will be able to seek medical qualification through BasicMed, a new pathway offered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mayo Clinic will be one of two organizations in the nation to offer a course necessary to obtain this alternative medical qualification

Search continues for missing plane bound for Petaluma airport

Relatives of the pilot of the single-engine Socata TB20 reported the plane missing Monday evening when it didn’t land as scheduled at Petaluma Municipal Airport, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. The plane,...Show More Summary

In the U.S., Flying Drones Out of Sight Is Still Out of Mind

But the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing PrecisionHawk to test a system for managing small drones beyond visual line of sight

Officer Who Forcibly Removed United Airlines Passenger Placed on Administrative Leave

The officer who forcibly removed the United Airlines passenger Sunday night at O'Hare International has just been placed on leave pending an investigation. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Monday that "the incident on United flight 3411 was…

Aviation officials warn: Don’t fly drones over US military bases

Security concerns prompt Federal Aviation Administration order to cover 133 bases.

FAA Establishes No-Drone Zones Over 133 U.S. Military Facilities

2 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific restricted locations are detailed in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) – UAS NOTAM FDC 7/7137, and may be viewed online via an interactive map here. Show More Summary

FAA Boosting Operating Efficiency and Sustainability at 21 Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced plans to upgrade infrastructure at 21 facilities across the United States, a move that is expected to help reduce energy use by more than 6 million kWhs per year. The project, led by Honeywell, will focus not only on upgrading infrastructure, but also... Show More Summary

Do not be that guy, 133 new flight restriction areas for drone in UAS

3 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

The FAA have just issued a NOTAM and interactive map. It really might not be a good idea to be caught in any of the 133 new restricted areas The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific…

Private planes may not be taxed under Trump’s plan to update U.S. airspace

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said Tuesday that the administration’s proposal to modernize U.S. air traffic control “probably” would not include a tax on general aviation or business aircraft. … Click to Continue »

Harrison Ford Catches a Break in FAA Investigation

Actor Harrison Ford will be allowed to keep his pilot’s license after the Federal Aviation Administration concluded that no adminstrative or enforcement action was warranted follwing its inquiry into a close call in February. Reuters reports that Ford will not be...

Harrison Ford Lives To Fly Another Day, Will Keep His License After Airplane Landing Incident

Despite concerns that Harrison Ford would lose his pilot’s license following a questionable landing made back in February, the Federal Aviation Administration decided Monday that the Blade Runner 2049 actor would both retain his ability to fly and avoid paying any fines. On February 13, Ford accidentally flew his private ... More »

Harrison Ford won't face disciplinary action for landing on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport

Actor Harrison Ford will not face any disciplinary action by the Federal Aviation Administration for mistakenly landing on a taxiway two months ago at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Ford’s attorney announced Monday. After conducting an investigation of the incident, Stephen Hofer, who represents...

Cold spray technology to repair surfaces of corroded aircraft parts

Faster, market competitive and safer airplane repairs. That's the goal of a project by The University of Akron and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services in obtaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for "cold spray" repair of corroded and worn parts on commercial aircraft.

770,000 drones have been registered with the FAA so far

Drones have come a long way in the past few years — and even months. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta gave a “State of the industry” speech to provide updates on the FAA’s outlook on drones during a speech today at the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium in Reston, VA. Show More Summary

Why Data Management is the Key for Safely Integrating Drones into the National Airspace

last monthHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

The number of commercial unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the U.S. is projected to grow tenfold over the next five years, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The agency said the key factor in its estimates of commercial drone growth is in “how quickly the regulatory environment will evolve, enabling more widespread routine

Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles

The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Show More Summary

Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulations

FAA Waivers May Be Required Last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its first regulations allowing commercial flights of small unmanned aircraft (sUAS, colloquially known as drones). As we reported, those rulesShow More Summary

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