USS Oak Hill Launches Puma AE UAV

Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 Detachment (Det.) 1 launched an Aqua Puma All Environment (AE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) from the weather deck of USS...

ACLU Report on Domestic Drones Finds Need for New Privacy Protections

NEW YORK – A report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union finds that protections must be put in place to guard Americans’...

Eric Ramnes, Grand Forks, letter: Ground domestic surveillance UAVs

I expect we will be seeing lots more about this story. Just what have the Customs Predators been upto? From the Grand Forks Herald GRAND FORKS...

FAA Tackles Drone Rules; Unmanned aircraft may eventually be used in civilian sector

Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) December 8, 2011 Unmanned aircraft will be adapted for a wide range of civilian uses from firefighting to...

Randy Babbitt resigns as head of FAA

Press Release – Statement from Randy Babbitt "Today I submitted my resignation to Secretary Ray LaHood and it has been accepted.  Serving as FAA Administrator...

Perhaps another delay to the NRPM process, Randy Babbit charged for DWI

Maybe this will slow things down, maybe not but the much touted by the media January 2012 start date looms. by MARK MEMMOTT The head of the Federal...

CASA Australia to review UAS rules.

Speaking in this months regulators newsletter John Mc Cormick, CASA head says, “At present each application for an unmanned aircraft systems operations is a standalone...

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb: ‘Drone boom’ may be in Oklahoma’s future

No one was surprised when a U.S. drone destroyed al-Qaida fugitive Anwar al-Awlaki's convoy in September. These successes have become routine. Yet just 10...

Rules by December for UAS in the NAS?

We don't share the confidence of many aviation pundits who this week are touting rule changes. The countdown ticker for the NPRM process that we...

The Dog Days of Summer…

Coming out of another long summer of the doldrums and folks are wondering and asking what, if anything, is going on? We’ll start with...