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2 hrs ago | Live Science

Tethered Blimps Could Be Legal Alternative to Drones

A company that makes tethered blimps for the military is now developing them for commercial uses, from surveillance of bridges and roadways to assistance after natural disasters.


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6 hrs ago | WTVC

Small plane crashes south of Birmingham

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells the plane departed the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City and was bound for the Dickson Municipal Airport in Tennessee.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014

FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

The order issued Thursday night follows the downing two weeks ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by a missile as it flew over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.


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Chicago Tribune

Airlines, Congress debate what's fair on fares

Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices.


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Arutz Sheva Israel News

What if Rockets were Fired from 'The West Bank'?

Last week's 36-hour order by the Federal Aviation Administration preventing American carriers from flying to Ben Gurion Airport inspired the "Samaria Foreign Ministry" to show European parliamentarians what the situation at the airport would be if terrorists were just a few kilometers from Israel's borders in Judea and Samaria, instead of 60 some ... (more)


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New York Daily News

Plane evacuated on LaGuardia Airport runway due to smoke: reports

A plane that took off from LaGuardia Airport returned to the Queens airfield and was evacuated on the tarmac after smoke was seen Wednesday afternoon in the cockpit of the commuter aircraft, the FAA said.


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Magic City Morning Star

Flight bans and rocket attacks don't deter Americans going to Israel

Boston, MA: July 30, 2014 -- Last week's FAA ban on flights to Israel and the constant barrage of rocket attacks into the country was no deterrent as more than 50 participants of Jewish National Fund's L'Chaim Solidarity Mission and JNFuture Leadership Institute Mission arrived earlier this week to support the nation and meet with Israeli leaders ... (more)


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KFMB-TV San Diego

1 killed in plane crash near Montgomery Field

A plane crashed into a commercial parking lot near state Route 163 Wednesday, killing one occupant and injuring another.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Texas search group resumes drone use

A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.


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Bellingham Herald

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

The single-engine 1988 Mooney M-20L went down around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot that serves a Costco and a Target store in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood.


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Report: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the plane with Vein Guys medical practice employees aboard hit the unlighted pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport near Augusta the night of Feb. 20, 2013.


Related Topix: McDuffie County, GA, Energy, Georgia Power, US News


Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

Amazon made headlines this month when it sought permission from the U.S. government to test its drone-based delivery service, but it's far from the only company that's applied for such approval.


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The Raw Story

Retired federal employees busted for $4 million 'sovereign citizen' tax fraud scheme

A married pair of former Federal Aviation Administration employees from Washington was sentenced this week for their role in a tax fraud scheme.


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Small plane stuns beachgoers with safe landing on sand behind condo in Miami Beach

The cover photo of Jafet Cordeiro’s Facebook page shows his gold-and-black trimmed Cessna Skyhawk parked on a non-descript runway.


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News Observer

U.S. citations against airlines soar

Southwest Airlines sent an online offer to about 10 million people in January 2013 for flights from Dallas to Branson, Mo., for a bargain price of $66.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Seattle wants drone rules after Space Needle buzzingSeattle wants...

Seattle officials are looking for new ways to push for drone regulation to be enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration after a small drone buzzed the Space Needle last week.


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KTVK Phoenix

US Airways Express plane evacuated in Phoenix

Passengers aboard a US Airways Express plane had to be evacuated at Sky Harbor Airport after a report of smoke in a bathroom.


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Southwest Airlines' rogue repairs result in proposed $12 million fine from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for what it deems improper repairs on 44 jetliners.


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Re: FAA proceeding appropriately

True...progress has non-zero risk...but do you I want to die in a plane crush due to some moron flying his drone at YVR? no, thank you Progress is never accompanied by zero risk.


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WGN-TV Chicago

Man posts touching message to wife hours before struck, killed by crashing plane

A Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter Oceana, 9, died following after being hit by a plane attempting to land on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida.


Related Topix: Venice, FL, Sarasota County, FL, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Piper Aircraft, US News