FAA to Promote Spaceports and Neil deGrasse Tyson Says It’s About Time

Renowned astrophysicists, author, and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson is very excited that the United States is finally getting serious again about space, following the seeming lack of interest by Obama and previous administrations.

Google, Amazon Join Not-As-Cool-As-It-Sounds Drone Task Force

The Federal Aviation Administration is getting proactive on drones, as the popularity of the unmanned aircraft systems (both personal and commercial) is only going to increase. The FAA and the Department of Transportation have announced a UAS Task Force and…

NFL Drones Approved, But There’s a Catch

NFL Films, the media-production arm of the National Football League, has just been awarded the right to fly drones in NFL stadiums. The NFL is the first major American sport league to receive such permission. So, you can expect a…

Teen’s Homemade Gun-Equipped ‘Drone’ Sparks FAA Investigation

A short YouTube video of a quadcopter has prompted an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This 14-second clip is simply titled “Flying Gun” and shows a handgun mounted on a quadcopter hovering above a wooded area. The gun fires…

Amazon Drones Get FAA Go-ahead for Testing, but Don’t Get Too Excited

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with…

Harrison Ford: Plane He Was Piloting Crashes

Harrison Ford, known for roles in films like Indiana Jones, was piloting a WW2 vintage plane on Thursday that crashed onto a golf course in L.A. He survived the crash and is reportedly in stable condition. According to a report…

FAA Drone Rules Open Door for Commercial Use, but Still Too Restrictive for Amazon

The Federal Aviation Administration has finally released its long-awaited proposal for new regulations on commercial drones. The proposed rules are not as restrictive as some feared, but they do limit drone flight enough to render something like Amazon’s Prime Air…

FAA Declares the Super Bowl a ‘No Drone Zone’ in Odd PSA

The Federal Aviation Administration would like you to please refrain from flying your unmanned aircraft over the Super Bowl. “Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks. But one…

FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to propose new rules for commercial drones by year’s end, and if they look anything like what the Wall Street Journal is reporting – it’s going to be a rough day for businesses and…

FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Production Companies

As expected, the FAA has officially granted six aerial photo and video production companies exemptions to fly drones for the purposes of movie and TV filming. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who announced the decision, said that it was “a…