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FAA looking after pilot drops turkeys on Arkansas festival

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will check to see whether any laws or regulations were broken when a low-flying pilot dropped live turkeys onto an Arkansas festival over the … Click to Continue »

Groups sue FAA to seek air tour plans for national parks

Hawaii residents and an organization representing federal workers are suing the Federal Aviation Administration, seeking to force it to do something about tour helicopters buzzing their communities and national parks … Click to Continue »

This coding bootcamp is offering free tuition to employees of collapsed airline Monarch

Earlier this week, Britain’s fifth-biggest airline, Monarch, entered administration. All flights were cancelled, and the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority was forced to charter a fleet of planes to rescue almost 110,000 stranded passengers,...Show More Summary

Little Rock airport gets federal grant for runway safety

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded nearly $5 million for runway improvements at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation announced the … Click to Contin...

FAA bans drones near national landmarks

Drone operators can no longer fly their unnamed aerial vehicles near proscribed national landmarks under a new ban implemented by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The new restrictions, which come into place Oct. 5, bans drone...Show More Summary

Man apparently jumped from helicopter to his death off Malibu coast, authorities say

Federal investigators said Sunday that a man apparently jumped from a helicopter to his death off the coast of Malibu on Saturday afternoon. In an email to The Times, the Federal Aviation Administration said that the pilot of the Robinson R22 helicopter told investigators that his passenger jumped...

FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams

The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules for drone use around key US landmarks including monuments and dams. Under the new restrictions, drones are not to fly within 400 feet of the designated landmarks. The FAA says these rules were implemented at the request of the US security and law enforcement agencies. Show More Summary

FAA bans drone flights near major US landmarks

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. Show More Summary

Drone group AUVSI snags a spot on FAA’s Management Advisory Council

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the new members on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council, and AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne has a spot in the group. Chao today announced the appointment of seven new members to the 13-member Management Advisory Council. Show More Summary

FAA restricts drone usage over some US landmarks - CNET

2 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The Federal Aviation Administration says drones can't fly within 400 feet of the boundaries of the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and other sites.

FAA to change John Wayne Airport flight path over Newport Beach after noise complaints, city says

Relief could be coming soon for Newport Beach residents who live under departure flight paths from John Wayne Airport. City Manager Dave Kiff, who works extensively with the airport and the Federal Aviation Administration, told the City Council on Tuesday that the aviation agency in October will...

What, Exactly, Happens When Drone Meets Head?

Thanks to a dummy we now have a better idea of what happens when a drone hits a person’s head. A study by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s...Show More Summary

Report: Airlines have to know that cramming more people into smaller seats is unsafe

An illustration unearthed by Daily Beast suggests the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given some thought to seat design for protecting flight attendants from possible head injury. Not so much for passengers.

7 ways drones are helping Hurricane Irma, Harvey recovery experts

In the days after Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Aviation Administration issued 137 airspace authorizations for drone-related recover efforts in the Houston area. Not long after, the FAA issued 132 airspace authorizations in the Florida area shortly after Hurricane Irma, the FAA announced this week. Show More Summary

Industry panel weighs rolling back aviation safety rules

An influential industry panel plans to vote Thursday on recommendations that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications. The … Click to Continue ...

Less Government in Air Traffic Control, Please

Perhaps the most we’ve ever collectively thought of the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) – was in 1981, when newly minted President Ronald Reagan had to deal with an ATC union strike. The ATC...Show More Summary

Maryland governor asks for legal action against FAA

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the state's attorney general to sue the Federal Aviation Administration to abandon new flight routes that have "caused a significant increase in noise pollution … Click to Continue »

Support builds for Bridenstine to lead NASA despite past skepticism on climate change

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

If confirmed, Jim Bridenstine would be the first NASA administrator in the post-Apollo era who wasn’t yet born when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. He’s a politician and a Navy aviator, not a rocket scientist, whose credentials have already been criticized by two prominent Florida senators. And the congressman's comments expressing skepticism about the role […]

Planes Fill Florida Skies as Hurricane Irma Approaches

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The Federal Aviation Administration expected “increased volume” at airports in South Florida as airlines raced to get flights off the ground.

The planes the government is using to monitor Hurricane Irma are at opposite ends of the tech spectrum

The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations has been busy lately, keeping an eye on hurricanes Harvey and Irma in a devastating early 2017 season. NOAA operates three aircraft that it...Show More Summary

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