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The Federal Aviation Administration is soliciting proposals for six drone test sites, and Virginia officials are making their pitch.
Hundreds of pilots nationwide reported last year that individuals on the ground were directing laser pointers at low-flying planes and helicopters.
The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport has received a $10.2 million federal grant.
From the outside, it looks like a normal jet, but the aircraft that landed at the Reagan National Airport is a flying test lab aimed at a greener future. It's called the EcoDemonstrator.
A small fire at a regional air traffic control facility Sunday morning caused a brief ground stop at all three D.C. area airports, according to the FAA.
A Federal Aviation Administration program that would transform air traffic control and contribute billions of dollars to contractors' coffers could be scaled down and delayed a decade if $1.2 trillion in automatic federal cuts occur as scheduled on Jan. 2, according to a new report.
Controllers on break inflated air mattresses and napped on the floor. Some left before their shifts were over. They cursed at managers, refused to train new controllers, and flouted rules requiring them to pass on weather advisories to pilots.
Virginia Tech is among the places that are allowed to fly drones.
Pilots troubled by mental health challenges, which in many cases can be controlled with medication, face the likelihood of being prohibited from flying if they seek treatment.
People from Virginia to New York reported seeing a bright flash, and something shooting through the sky Friday night, but nobody knows exactly what it was.