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Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

By Josh Wolford July 11, 2014

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 …

New Mexico Helicopter Crash Injures Pilot

The pilot of a medivac helicopter was injured after crash landing on the roof of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday at around 6 p.m. Two other medical personnel were on board, but were unhurt. The pilot’s injuries …

Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch

The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on one Commerce Township-based flower delivery company’s plans to deliver bouquets by flying drone. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com CEO Wesley Berry says that the FAA recently told them to shut down their new drone delivery …

House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls House Committee Passes Bill Banning In-Flight Calls
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The FAA made a lot of fliers happier last year when it relaxed its ban on using electronic devices during take-off and landing. The ban on in-flight calls was still in effect though, but it looked like the FCC was …

Beer Drones Are Shot Down by the FAA Beer Drones Are Shot Down by the FAA

Forget about the petition to deport Justin Bieber–a petition has been started on the White House’s We the People website to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow beer drones. Finally, an important petition. In case you haven’t heard, …

Buzzkill: Beer Delivery Drones Grounded by FAA Buzzkill: Beer Delivery Drones Grounded by FAA
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The Federal Aviation Administration has gone full buzzkill mode and stopped a small Wisconsin brewery from delivering beer by drone. Lakemaid Beer recently thought up a truly badass way to deliver their new Frosty Winger Lager to ice fisherman – …

FAA Picks Six Sites For Drone Testing FAA Picks Six Sites For Drone Testing

Back in early December, Amazon unveiled its vision for the future of package delivery. Within the next decade the company hopes to have a full fleet of unmanned drones that can deliver packages in a fraction of the time it …

FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls

Could you soon be permitted to call your loved ones while flying the friendly skies? According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is set to suggest new rules that would allow passengers to use …

Amazon Says Thanks to the FAA with Kindle Sale Amazon Says Thanks to the FAA with Kindle Sale

In company-promotions-that-actually-feel-rather-joyous news, Amazon is celebrating the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to jump into the 20th century by offering a pretty significant discount on a few Kindle devices. Last week, the FAA made the friendly skies a whole lot friendlier …

The Skies Get Friendlier, FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs The Skies Get Friendlier, FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs
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As expected (in fact, a bit earlier than expected), the days of airplane passengers being forced to power down all of their portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing are officially behind us. Well, maybe not immediately – but by …

FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics

By next year, you shouldn’t have to power down all of your electronics when you board an airplane in the United States. As expected, the FAA is close to adopting new, relaxed rules for portable electronic devices on commercial flights. …

UPS Plane Crashes On Approach in Alabama UPS Plane Crashes On Approach in Alabama

A United Postal Service cargo plane crashed early this morning in Birmingham, Alabama. It then exploded, split into parts, and now two people are dead. Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said officials are still gathering …

Drone Over Brooklyn Almost Hits Commercial Airliner Drone Over Brooklyn Almost Hits Commercial Airliner
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Are unmanned drones now flying over brooklyn? That’s the story of at least one commercial airliner crew. CNN reports that the crew of Alitalia Flight 608 reported seeing a drone over Brooklyn on Monday. The unmanned drone came within 200 …

Apple iPad to be Used by American Airlines Pilots Apple iPad to be Used by American Airlines Pilots

American Airlines this week became the first airline to receive approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use Apple iPads “during all phases of flight.” The tablets will be used as an “Electronic Flight Bag” and will be …

FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 for Cloud Support FAA Taps Microsoft Office 365 for Cloud Support
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The Federal Aviation Administration is following in the footsteps of its fellow government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the states of California and Nebraska, and the cities of New York and San Francisco by choosing Microsoft’s Office 365 …

FAA Reprimands Guy Who Filmed Bird Strike With iPad FAA Reprimands Guy Who Filmed Bird Strike With iPad
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A couple of weeks ago, a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles had to make an emergency landing at JFK airport just moments after takeoff. The plane quickly lost its right engine after striking a flock of birds. The incident …

Domestic Drone Sites Revealed By FAA, There Are Tons Domestic Drone Sites Revealed By FAA, There Are Tons

A digital rights advocacy group called the ‘Electronic Frontier Foundation’ filed a freedom of information act request to get information pertaining to active sites in the United States that have permits to launch Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s). After a hard …