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1st drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

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KEN RITTER, Associated Press BOULDER CITY, Nev. — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder City.…

Website for Oregon’s UAS (Drone) Test Ranges Up and Running

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The website for Oregon’s test-flight ranges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also called commercial drones) is up and running. The site – at http://uastestranges.soaroregon.com - provides comprehensive information on the state’s three test ranges at Pendleton, Tillamook, and Warm Springs, where UAS…

Drone Set to Fly Over Maryland Friday

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By Darcy Spencer A new drone, or what the company calls an unmanned aerial vehicle, is set to take flight Friday on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It’s called the Talon 240, and residents near the airport in Crisfield may be able to…

Wyden Asks FAA to Stop Foot-Dragging on Drone Regulations

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Kirsten Nicolaisen, GoLocalPDX Digital Producer Senator Ron Wyden asked the FAA Tuesday Morning to stop foot-dragging on new regulations for unmanned drones. The uncertainty in rules governing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), could delay growth in Oregon’s drone industry, according to Wyden.…