Americas

No Unmanned Flights ‘Anytime Soon,’ FAA Assures Pilots

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by  BILL CAREY Airlines should not expect to see unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying regularly in U.S.airspace “anytime soon,” a senior official with the Federal Aviation Administration told pilots August 7. The assurance came amid ongoing reports of unauthorized UAS flights near airliners. FAA Administrator Michael…

FAA reviewing drone flying over Lollapalooza

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By Mick Swasko Federal Aviation Administration officials are reviewing two YouTube videos captured by a camera-equipped drone over Lollapalooza this past weekend. The videos, posted to YouTube on Monday by user Alfredo Roman, show aerial shots of the three-day music festival…

AUVSI CEO Position

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AUVSI President & CEO Michael Toscano will retire in 2015.  The board of directors has appointed a search committee, chaired by Mark Gordon, to identify a successor.  Executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry International has been retained to assist with the…

Commercial drone use approved in Cayman

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By: James Whittaker The first approval for the commercial use of drones in Cayman’s air space has been granted. AirVu, which will initially specialize in aerial photography and videography, was given permission by the Civil Aviation Authority on Aug. 1 to…

Commercial drones take off in Charlotte area

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By Rachel Adams-Heard Small businesses in Charlotte are using drones to take pictures of houses, golf courses and even weddings – and they’re not waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to draw up a final set of rules. Ranging from…

Tourist crashes drone into Grand Prismatic

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By Mike Koshmrl Yellowstone officials saw few violators during the first few months of a new prohibition against drones launched from National Park Service land. But last weekend someone flew his drone into Yellowstone’s world famous Grand Prismatic Spring. The…