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  • FAA smartphone app aims to help drone pilots fly safer

    WASHINGTON — As the popularity of drones heads skyward, so does the possibility of calamity. The Federal Aviation Administration is now beta testing an iOS smartphone app that aims to make flying unmanned vehicles safer, particularly…

  • Area group helping evolve the rules of the sky for drone flight

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is struggling with making rules for what some call the Wild West world of drone flight. Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership is leading the research to help the FAA develop rules that…

  • Area airports reporting major delays Saturday

    WASHINGTON — Airports along the East Coast are experiencing major delays Saturday afternoon. BWI Marshall Airport officials confirmed via Twitter that there is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical issue — a computer outage — that…

  • Drone regulations create both options and conflicts for industries

    WASHINGTON — Drones may be the wave of the future, but operators must still deal with present-day regulations. That’s creating conflicts with some industries, especially utilities. Dominion Virginia Power is contracting with drone companies to inspect power…

  • Flight from Reagan National has close call with drone

    WASHINGTON —  The air space saw a  potentially dangerous encounter between a passenger jet and a drone Thursday night. Delta Shuttle Flight 2708 was traveling from Reagan National to New York’s LaGuardia airport when the…

  • FAA: Don’t post drone videos on YouTube

    WASHINGTON — Posting drone footage on YouTube apparently runs afoul of the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules against commercial use of drones. A Tampa-based drone hobbyist, Jayson Hanes, recently received a letter from the FAA, warning…

  • Column: Understanding the new FAA drone regulations

    Q: Do the new FAA regulations mean I can finally use a drone in my real estate business soon? A: The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday unveiled its proposed regulation for “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS),…

  • Amazon threatens to abandon U.S. delivery drone testing

    Amazon is warning the Federal Aviation Administration it plans to move more of its drone testing overseas if the FAA doesn\’t grant quick permission to test outdoor flights.

  • Former transportation official: FAA should address battery dangers

    A former U.S. Department of Transportation official says a missing Malaysian Airlines plane was transporting lithium rechargeable batteries, which can trigger fires and explosions if improperly shipped.

  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model…

  • Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others…

  • Central NY airport new site for drone safety tests

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved drone research flights at a central New York airport, one of six sites nationally chosen to assess the safety of the aerial robots in already busy skies.…

  • FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Ben Gurion Airport.

  • Hot air balloon crashes into power lines, 5 hurt

    A hot air balloon crashed into power lines in a Massachusetts neighborhood, injuring five people on board.

  • Hot air balloon crashes into power lines, 5 hurt

    A hot air balloon crashed into power lines in a Massachusetts neighborhood, injuring five people on board.