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FAA Fined Amazon Over Hazardous Materials

FAA proposes $91,000 fine for Amazon over hazardous materials

FAA proposes $91,000 fine for Amazon over hazardous materials The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing fining Amazon $91,000 for potentially violating hazardous material regulations. Amazon allegedly attempted to ship undeclared hazardous materials on FedEx air transportation in May of last year, the FAA said in a Thursday release. The chemicals in question were more than two gallons of toxic…

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Drone Crash At Space Needle

DRONE CRASH AT SPACE NEEDLE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Drone Crash At Space Needle Under Investigation SEATTLE (KGO) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a video that surfaced online showing a drone crashing into the Space Needle in Seattle. RELATED: Video drone captures napa river rising Two workers were on the needle at the time of the crash, and were nearly hit. The drones owner went looking…

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FAA approves beyond line of sight for drones

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FAA approves beyond line of sight for drones at Grand Forks test site GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of researchers in Grand Forks can now fly unmanned aircraft to new lengths — beyond what their eyes can see. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted permission to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations at Grand Sky…

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents The FAA and #FlySafe, the general aviation (GA) group’s national safety campaign, aims to educate the GA community on the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is a Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)? FRAT is a long name for a handy tool that…

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War on Drones Is Killing a Popular Pastime

One year ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued onerous new rules requiring owners of recreational drones to register with the government before launching their first flight. (Photo: iStock Photos)

How the FAA’s War on Drones Is Killing a Popular Pastime One year ago, officials at the Federal Aviation Administration rang in the holidays as only bureaucrats can: writing new regulations forcing drone owners to register themselves with the federal government before their first flight. And because nothing says “Christmas” quite like criminal fines and jail time, the agency promised…

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Commercial Drone Pilot Certificates Tripled In 2016

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Commercial Drone Pilot Certificates Tripled In 2016 In The U.S. The numbers reached nearly 23,000 certificates According to recent news articles, nearly 23,000 people in the U.S. are now certified to operate a drone commercially. Over 550,000 drones have been registered for both consumer and commercial applications. While the commercial pilot certification rules and regulations didn’t go into effect until this…

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FAA Gets Audited On Drones

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FAA Gets Audited On Drones Following a recent audit of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports that the FAA lacks a risk-based oversight process for civil unmanned aircraft systems. According to the Audit Report, the FAA fails to verify that drone operators meet or even understand the conditions and limitations of their exemptions either before or…

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