NFL First League to Win FAA Permission for Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the NFL permission to use drones for filming, making the NFL the first American major professional sports league to obtain such latitude.

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Johnson County Man Arrested for Shining Laser Lights in Cockpits

A Johnson County, Texas man has been arrested for shining green laser lights into the cockpits of airplanes. He has been charged with a state criminal misdemeanor but federal charges will most likely be filed. The man shined the lights

Green Laser - FBI

FAA Moves Toward Approving Commercial Drone Use

Californians could soon see drones irrigating or dusting crops. Amazon and Google told the Wall Street Journal they have recently seen a major shift in the attitude of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding critical issues to accelerate commercial drone test flights that extend beyond the sight of the operator.

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FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Licenses to Anyone Paying $200 Fee

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled its first commercial drone use regulation for unmanned aerial vehicles under 55 pounds on Sunday, 46 days later than promised. Not to be left out of the headlines, the White House issued a Presidential Directive requiring federal agencies to begin disclosing where they fly drones in the U.S. and what they do with the blizzard of surveillance data they have been collecting.

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FAA Opening Skies to Commercial Drone Use

Although the Federal Aviation Administration has not yet opened the skies completely to commercial drone use, it has opened the window a smidgeon. Bloomberg News reports that the FAA will permit commercial drones under 55 pounds to fly up to 500 feet above ground if flown during the day and within the view of their operators.

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Drone Safety Concerns on Hollywood Film Sets

While the use of drones in TV and film is gaining ground in an industry constantly looking for new ways to tell stories, many have raised concerns about their safety on film sets and in public.

Millenium Films

NTSB: Selfie Photos May Have Led to Fatal Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a fatal plane crash near Denver last year was most likely caused by a pilot who was distracted by taking selfie photos in the cockpit.

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Commercial Drone Use Approved for Four Companies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it will allow four companies to use drones that weigh less than 55 pounds for commercial use.  The four companies–Trimble Navigation Ltd., VDOS Global LLC, Clayco Inc and Woolpert Inc.–say they plan to use

Commercial Drone Use Approved for Four Companies

Cruz Winning Over Jewish Supporters

Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of an evangelical minister, used his knowledge of Jewish history and the Jewish calendar to wow Jews attending the annual Zionist Organization of America dinner in New York in late November.  Referring to the miracle

Cruz Winning Over Jewish Supporters

FAA Releasing Safety Rules for Growing Number of Drone Users

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to revise safety rules for the growing number of private drone users as the number of near misses between unmanned drones and planes have increased. In a recent CNN interview, FAA chief Michael

FAA Releasing Safety Rules for Growing Number of Drone Users

Ferguson Declared No Fly Zone By FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted civilian flights in Ferguson following law enforcement reports of protesters firing guns into the air. The flight restriction comes after law enforcement officials reported heavy automatic gunfire in the area of West Florissant

Ferguson Declared No Fly Zone By FAA

Yes on D, No on LC: The Simple Case for the Santa Monica Airport

SANTA MONICA — There are fourteen candidates for just three seats on the Santa Monica city council. There are a multitude of federal, state, and local offices. There are even some controversial statewide ballot questions. But the one issue that

Yes on D, No on LC: The Simple Case for the Santa Monica Airport

LA Schools Superintendent gets Pension Spike, then Resigns

With the Los Angeles Unified School District Board ready to fire Superintendent John Deasy, he resigned as head of the nation’s second-largest public school system just six months after he spiked his annual salary to $384,184 with $54,184 in buy-outs. After

LA Schools Superintendent gets Pension Spike, then Resigns

FAA to Approve Commercial Drone Use Next Year

Civilian drones have been deployed by California farmers to monitor crop growth, cartographers to create more precise maps of the Swiss Alps, and even by archaeologists in Bolivia to help excavate ancient Inca ruins.  Most of these early adopters that have legitimized civilian

FAA to Approve Commercial Drone Use Next Year

Ebola Scare Hits Pentagon, Parking Lot Cordoned Off

A woman on a Pentagon tour bus who began vomiting later informed officials she had recently been in Africa, prompting a hazmat team to be dispatched and a portion of the Pentagon parking lot to be sealed off.  According to

Ebola Scare Hits Pentagon, Parking Lot Cordoned Off

White House Petition to Halt Travel from Ebola Countries Explodes

A White House petition to halt travel from Ebola-stricken countries into the U.S. has jumped by over 15,000 signatures in just three days, bringing its total number of signatures to 37,062.  The explosion in signatures comes as a second American,

White House Petition to Halt Travel from Ebola Countries Explodes

Drone Flies over University of Wisconsin-Madison/Illinois Football Game

University of Wisconsin-Madison police have joined federal aviation officials to find the pilot of a drone that flew over jumping college students at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon as UW-Madison played Illinois.  The drone, photographed by Wisconsin State Journal

Drone Flies over University of Wisconsin-Madison/Illinois Football Game

GOP Rep Demands Obama Ban Travel to West Africa

Friday on NewsMax TV’s “American Forum”  Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) called on President Barack Obama to ban non-essential travel to and from West African nations effected by the Ebola epidemic.  Poe said, “It’s current law,” explaining the president could require

GOP Rep Demands Obama Ban Travel to West Africa