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Arkansas high school to start drones program

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BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — Beebe will be bringing drones to school this fall. The school district will offer a drones class after ninth- and 10th-grade Principal Mike Tarkington got the idea for starting one while watching an episode of “60 Minutes” about them…

Unmanned K-MAX Returns from Deployment

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After a nearly three-year deployment, the K-MAX cargo UAS returned from deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps. K-MAX helped reduce the number of convoys on the ground and delivered more than 4.5 million pounds of supplies to troops.

Video-seeking drone ordered out of fire area

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PLYMOUTH, Calif. — Cal Fire confirmed Sunday evening that a drone being flown over the Sand Fire nearly caused air-attack operations to be stopped because of the potential danger to firefighting planes. The unidentified person flying the drone was apparently trying to…

There’s No Flying in Drone School

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By JACK NICAS and ANDREA GALLO Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and colleges are launching training programs for future drone pilots. The problem: the Federal Aviation Administration…

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US

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Teke Wiggin The nation’s largest real estate brokerage is warning agents who work out of more than 200 offices in the northeastern U.S. not to commission drone photography from vendors until the Federal Aviation Administration issues “clearly defined rules” governing the…