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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…

Grand Forks AFB hosts first integrated UAV flight

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by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs 8/1/2014 - GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The 319th Operations Support Squadron supported a milestone in unmanned aerial vehicle aviation Aug. 1. For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration authorized two…

VMU-2 Marines keep UAVs aloft

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By Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point AVON PARK AUXILIARY AIRFIELD, Fla. – Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 departed Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, July 28, taking…

University of Maryland opens drone test site

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University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace. The long-planned site is to be based near Naval Air Station…