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Drone Lobby Taking Flak from the FAA

The lobbying effort to allow commercial drone use looks set to take a major hit, with the Federal Aviation Administration planning to issue a series of long-awaited regulations as soon as the end of December. And given what the FAA will be proposing, according to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal, businesses hoping to make use…

Senators don’t like where the FAA’s headed on drones

Senate lawmakers are pressuring the Federal Aviation Administration to speed up its efforts to develop rules for drones — and at least one senator is objecting to a restrictive proposal that could put commercial drones out of reach of all but the wealthiest companies. In a letter to FAA administrator Michael Huerta, a group of […]

FAA shoots down commercial drone use with tough rule proposals

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to announce rules governing commerical drone use in the near future, but it’s unlikely enthusiasts are going to welcome them. That’s because the FAA’s rules are going to be incredibly strict, if a … Continue reading ?

Ferguson Declared No Fly Zone By FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted civilian flights in Ferguson following law enforcement reports of protesters firing guns into the air. The flight restriction comes after law enforcement officials reported heavy automatic gunfire in the area of West Florissant which has seen the harshest rioting, looting and vandalism. Show More Summary

FAA declares no-fly zone over Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo. is now a no-fly zone. The Federal Aviation Administration made a three-mile radius

Ferguson Goes Under No-Fly Zone, Preventing Aerial News Coverage Of Protests

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night, after a Grand Jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown. The post Ferguson Goes Under No-Fly Zone, Preventing Aerial News Coverage Of Protests appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The FAA's New Drone Proposal Would Be Bad News For Amazon And Google (GOOG, AMZN)

It looks like the Federal Aviation Administration's rules for commercial drone use could be much more restrictive than expected. Drones will have to remain below 400 feet and within sight of their operators who will have to be certified...Show More Summary

Report: You Will Need A Pilot Licence To Fly A Drone In The US

There’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that the US Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting really close to finalising its rules for commercial drones. The bad news is that those rules could be terribly restrictive. More »      

The FAA might require licenses for commercial drones

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is set to announce new regulations about commercial drones. Unnamed sources familiar with the ruling told the Journal that drone operators may need pilot licenses, and commercial drone flights will only be allowed during daylight hours. Show More Summary

FAA's new drone rules could be very restrictive, report says

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon release new rules on the use of drones in the U.S., and they might be more restrictive than the current ones, potentially making the use of a flying robot much more difficult. Drone...Show More Summary

The FAA wants you to have a pilot's license to fly commercial drones

If you're planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration's good books. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the agency will propose...

Report: FAA Will Require You to Have a Pilot License to Fly a Drone

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There's good news, and there's bad news. The good news is that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is getting really close to finalizing its rules for commercial drones. The bad news is that those rules could be terribly restrictive. Read more...

Planned rules would dash hopes of drone proponents

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Aviation Administration plans to group all drones weighing less than 55 pounds under one set of rules, dashing hopes for looser regulations on small drones used by real estate brokers and agents to shoot footage...

Food cravings, flatulence and excess drunkenness: Weird ways flying can affect your body

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Friday marked the beginning of 2014?s 11-day Thanksgiving travel period, among the busiest travel days of the year for U.S. airports and highways. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that 2014 will be one of the busiest years on record for air travel. With the economy rebounding and...

Pilots landing at JFK spot drones flying too close

Drones are getting too close for comfort to airplanes flying into Kennedy Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA should curb its regulatory authority over commercial drone use

For more than half a century, the Federal Aviation Administration has piloted the development of sensible aviation regulation in the United States. Unfortunately, when Congress enacted legislation in 2012 directing the FAA to craft rules for small civilian drones, the agency entered uncharted...

NTSB Sides with FAA. Drones are Aircraft

Attention drone operators! Drones are aircraft regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration and you will be held accountable for reckless romps through airspace, scaring birds, commercial jet pilots and police helicopters. The National...Show More Summary

Man fined $10,000 for remote-controlled airplane

Is a model airplane a drone? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says yes, and as such any commercial use is illegal. That's the logic that has allowed the government to fine a man $10,000 for using a model airplane to take aerial footage of a hospital to use in a commercial. Show More Summary

Drone decision: Ruling gives FAA tighter grip on unmanned crafts

A new ruling by the NTSB is rattling America's fledgling drone industry. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent. Jeff Pegues reports.

FAA notches win in drone war

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can crack down on people who operate drones in a reckless or careless manner, the nation’s transportation safety board ruled today. The decision could give some drone operators pause, as it clarifies that the FAA has at least some authority...

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