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Farm Groups Fight For Drone Freedom

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commer...

Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over Missed Inspections

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if...

FAA Employee Arrested After Flying With Gun In Carry-On

AP | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration employee is under investigation after flying from Atlanta to New York with a gun in his carry-on, a...

CNN Wants To Use Drones For News Reports

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media

CNN has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to explore the use of drones in newsgathering and reporting. The network said ...

Congress Likely To Make Big Decisions On Drones Next Year

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key de...

Samantha Lachman

Airlines Have Finally Found A Fee They Don't Like | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passengers are used to paying extra airline fees to carry on bags, cash in rewards miles, make same-day changes to flights and print boa...

b condoms Seeking FAA Permission to Test Drones for 'Homeland Security Program'

Jason Panda | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Jason Panda

b condoms feels that the Homeland Security Program could also address the rate of unwanted teenage pregnancies in rural areas; teen girls living in rural counties account for 20% of teen births, although they only account for 16% of the population.

This Congressman Hired A Commercial Drone For His Wedding

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration indicated Wednesday that it is investigating whether a video of a congressman's wedding last m...

Air Traffic Controllers Still Face Schedules That Can Cause Fatigue

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers are at greater risk for fatigue, errors and accidents because they work schedules known as "rattlers" that...

FAA OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the l...

FBI Targets Use Of Lasers To Distract Planes

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give ...

Over 1,100 Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — About 1,120 flights were canceled Tuesday at Chicago's two major airports after an electrical problem sent smoke into a regional rada...

FAA: U.S. Airliner Nearly Collided With Drone Earlier This Year

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - An American Airlines Group Inc aircraft almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this year, a ...

U.S. Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, t...

Great News For Flying Robots

Reuters | Eric Beech | Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has thrown out a fine by the Federal Aviation Administration against the operator of a small commercial d...

Ryan J. Reilly

Video Shows It Can Take Just 2 Seconds To Hijack A Plane | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A video produced by anonymous airline employees is circulating around Capitol Hill, meant to show members of Congress that airplane cock...

Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes. Who could question passenger safety?

Kate Sheppard

House Republican Introduces Bill That Would Ban In-Flight Calls | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) doesn't want to hear your cell phone conversation on his next flight. Shuster, the chairman of the House T...

Jared Gilmour

Forest Service Bought Drones To Keep Tabs On Pot Growers, Realized It Couldn't Actually Use Them | Jared Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service spent $100,000 on two drones to track marijuana growers back in 2006. But because of aviation restrictions and a...

What Airlines Actually Think Of In-Flight Phone Calls

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines? ...

FCC Considers Allowing In-Flight Cellphone Calls And Everything Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

Air travel could soon get a lot noisier. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month will consider lifting a ban on in-flight cellphone c...

Drone Access To U.S. Skies Faces Big Hurdles

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will ta...

WATCH: Astonishing Video Emerges Of Skydiver Plane Collision

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

Video released by NBC News shows the horrifying collision between two planes carrying skydivers over northwest Wisconsin on Saturday. Cameras mounted...

On Electronic Devices on Planes, Facts A Minor Factor

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christine Negroni

The majority of the flying public trusts the FAA is making this decision with air safety first and foremost because they want that to be the case. The fact of the matter is that the facts don't matter.

Soon You'll Be Able To Use Electronics During Your Entire Flight

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

After years of complaints from air travelers, the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Thursday that it will finally allow the use of smartpho...