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NACA – NASA 1915-2015 “We Fly, We Explore, We Measure, We Reveal, We Discover”

On March 3, 1915, Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) to “direct and conduct research and experimentation in aeronautics, with a view to their practical solution.” Continue reading

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No drones: FAA only wants pigskin in the air at Super Bowl

FAA releases video reminding everyone that the Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone”
On Super Bowl Sunday, the FAA will establish a virtual no-fly zone around the stadium Continue reading

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CNN, FAA partner in drone research for newsgathering

Since last year, the cable news network has been studying the use of drones for news-gathering by teaming up with researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology Continue reading

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No Firm Date For UAV Rules As FAA, Industry Launch Safety Campaign

The action comes as industry awaits the FAA’s first attempt to formally regulate the burgeoning sector with new rules for commercial applications of small unmanned air systems (UAS), defined as weighing less than 55 lb. Continue reading

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FAA chief sees better flying today

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta says good weather, additional airspace and improvements to the highways in the sky should make for easy flights home at the end of this long Thanksgiving weekend. Continue reading

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This image shows Tropical Storm Flossie as it was moving westward in the East Pacific shortly before it became a hurricane. Continue reading

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White House Petition Calls On FAA To Ban Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

The WhiteHouse.gov petition was started on October 1 by M.H. in Lebanon, PA. The petition, which has over 26,000 signatures, needs 100,000 people to sign it by October 31 to garner a response from the Obama administration. Continue reading

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Can you shoot down a drone on your land? New incident raises self-defense questions

After a New Jersey man spotted his neighbor’s camera-equipped drone flying over his house this week, he fetched a shotgun and peppered the drone with holes, knocking it from the sky. Did he have a right to do so? Continue reading

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Airlines told to change cockpit screens in Boeing planes – BBC News 1 October 2014 Last updated at 09:49 ET

Airlines face having to replace the display screens in affected aircraft Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets. The US air safety regulator said that tests had indicated that mobile … Continue reading

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Let’s hope the FAA takes a common sense approach to Drone/UAV regulations

With all the recent headlines pertaining to drone usage (Hobby/Commercial), it is important that the regulation question gets answered sooner rather than later. Businesses, like ours, are already using drones to enhance or build upon their services. Real Estate, commercials, S&R … Continue reading

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