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U.S. drone rules remain in the hangar in 2014

The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to package delivery. Continue reading

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Grow lights and drones: How California’s drought is driving farmers into high-tech

OROVILLE, CA – A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the State’s lakes and reservoirs is reaching … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

There is actually a legal debate on whether drone pilots are considered combat troops for the purposes of VA benefits. I think the high PTSD rates are good evidence that they are, but it is a very interesting topic. For … Continue reading

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Drones Over Kenya and South Africa?

Similar to the growing U.S. interest in exploring civilian uses of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), efforts are underway across the African continent to deploy UAS in innovative ways such as protecting wildlife, expanding internet connectivity to isolated communities, and delivering humanitarian aid.  In Kenya, Dickens Olewe … Continue reading

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Despite FAA Setbacks, Amazon Prime Air Makes Notable Engineering, NASA And Aerospace Hires

Something big is going on with Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce giant’s research project focused on delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned drones. And it’s not the dubious story about drone testing in India, which frankly, doesn’t pass … Continue reading

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Iranian Airliner Crash Kills 39

A Sepahan Air Iran-140 (the Iranian-build version of the An-140) crashed shortly after takeoff from Mehrabad Airport Sunday killing at least 39 of the 48 people on board. Continue reading

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Aviation industry seeks information for places to avoid

International aviation officials agreed Tuesday to form a task force aimed at better coordinating government security information to prevent another airliner from getting shot down like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.     International Civil Aviation Organization, a branch of the … Continue reading

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