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Meet the one and only drone pilot who has been caught for flying commercially without a license

The following is an excerpt from a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration shook up the drone industry by requiring that drone pilots obtain a license if they want to operate commercially. Show More Summary

Basically No One In The US Is Getting Fined For Flying Drones Without A Licence

If you want to operate a drone commercially in the US, you need to get a licence. And yet, since the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring licenses in 2016, only one person has gotten in trouble for operating a commercial drone without one. And he was just given a slap on the wrist. More »      

3 dead, 4 injured after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the helicopter crashed under 'unknown circumstances.'        

Drone Flies Above Jet Landing at Vegas Airport

No, it's not legal, but that didn't stop someone from taking a remote joyride on McCarran International Airport's flight path. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which someone apparently piloted a drone right above a jet landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Drone community to FAA: find that reckless Vegas drone pilot and prosecute him

Days after a video went viral for flying dangerously close to a Frontier airlines plane, the drone community is begging the Federal Aviation Administration to find the pilot and take legal action. The video starts fairly innocuouslyShow More Summary

Is the FAA Endangering America's Stealth Fighters?

2 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

Hence the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has come up with a plan that requires aircraft to broadcast their positions to avoid mid-air collisions. Or more specifically, what if they are military planes—and particularly stealthShow More Summary

Louisville wants to fly automated drones to gunshot sites - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The city submitted an application for the Federal Aviation Administration's drone innovation program, which allows for broader drone operations.

Loophole Could Let Enemies Track Pentagon’s Stealth Fighter

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast The new air-traffic control system the Federal Aviation Administration is using could allow America’s enemies to track U.S. military aircraft under certain conditions—and the Pentagon is running out of time to fix the problem. Show More Summary

Build a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System for Your Drone

3 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From Makezine: Starting on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

TSA Issues Order Over 'Persistent Threats to Aviation'

US authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in response to "persistent threats to aviation," TSA said in a...

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.

FAA tells Casa Grande to allow skydiving at city's airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has told Casa Grande that it must allow skydiving at the city's airport. Skydive Coastal California has been doing business as Phoenix Area Skydiving at the … Click to Continue »

Should you really be worried about drone sightings? Here’s what you need to know about that report

One of the biggest fears holding drones back from widespread adoption is fear of drones crashing — and interfering with manned aircraft. A recent report from the Federal Aviation Administration stated that 3,714 drone sightings were reported between November 2015 and March 2017. Show More Summary

FAA gives Alaska Airlines certificate to complete consolidation with Virgin America

The slow disappearing act of Virgin America has completed a crucial step: the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a license that allows Virgin America and Alaska Airlines to operate as one. The “single operating certificate,” issued Thursday, sets the stage for Alaska Air Group to finish...

2017 China Drone Racing At Shenzhen

last monthHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

“?CHINA DRONE RACING?” Is the first national unmanned aerial vehicles racing events, by the State Sports General Administration of aviation radio model sports management center, the China Aviation Industry Association. Is set competition show, exhibition display, technical exchange, interactive experience as one of the event IP. Show More Summary

U.S. drone registration has officially topped 1 million

2 months agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

The total number of drones now registered in the U.S. through the Federal Aviation Administration has topped one million. That number is the sum of about 878,000 hobbyists, who each receive one identification number for all the drones they own, plus 122,000 commercial, public and other drones, which are individually registered by aircraft. Show More Summary

Oscar Austin to be dry-docked for modding by BAE | Block 5 kits ordered for USAF Reapers ahead of Predator retirement | Boeing tweet Stringray teaser

Americas The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray demonstrator a US aircraft registration, the firm has told Flight Global. The unmanned carrier-based mission tanker prototype, dubbed T1, was unveiled by Boeing on Twitter onDecember 16, and received the registration number, N234MQ, from the FAA on December 26. Show More Summary

Nobody Died In A Commercial Passenger Jet In 2017, But Not Because Of Trump

President Trump appeared to link his administration’s regulations and policies to a study that said 2017 was aviation’s safest year ever. Despite all the exploding hoverboards, smoking laptop batteries, and inescapable in-flight performances, a new report finds that 2017 was the safest year ever for commercial air travel. Show More Summary

You can no longer fly drones over these DOE facilities

2 months agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

As of Dec. 29, drone flights over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities have been banned. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned the drone flights  at the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies,...Show More Summary

U.S. bars drones over nuclear sites for security reasons

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it will bar drone flights over seven major U.S. nuclear sites, including Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The move is the latest in a series of growing restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles over U.S. Show More Summary

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