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2 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Why a Former Letter Carrier Says Drones Will Never Replace Postal Workers

Google, Amazon and Domino's Pizza are big fans. The FAA is feeling it out. But one person clearly not a part of "Team Drone" is Matty Rose, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired mail carrier.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US News, The Postal Service, Indie

6 hrs ago | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Yeager Airport board explores solar panel project

Yeager Airport officials are exploring a project that could make the airport the first in the nation to run entirely on electricity it generates from solar panels.

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Airline seat reclining sparks another fight

In the second serious airline legroom argument reported this week, a reportedly irate passenger caused a flight from Miami to Paris to divert to Boston on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News

15 hrs ago | Hernando Today

American Aviation has grown with Brooksville airport for 35 years

For more than 35 years, American Aviation has served pilots and airplane owners at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

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Related Topix: Brooksville, FL, US News, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft

19 hrs ago | Patch.com

Riverside County Sheriff's Helicopter Crashes During Training Exercise

A Riverside County sheriff's helicopter crashed Thursday at Hemet-Ryan Airport, largely destroying the aircraft but not seriously injuring the two-person crew.

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Related Topix: Riverside County, CA, US News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project

GoogleX announces it has secretly been testing a delivery drone in Australian cattle country, throwing down the gauntlet to Amazon's Jeff Bezos who has his own drone ambitions GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project GoogleX announces it has secretly been testing a delivery drone in Australian cattle country, throwing down the gauntlet ... (more)

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Related Topix: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US News

SFGate

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Amazon, us Travel, Travel, US News

Business Journal

Following in-flight fight FAA says Knee Defenders are ok

Earlier this week, the use of a Knee Defender - which attaches to the tray table and keeps the seat in front of you from reclining - sparked an on-board fight between passengers on a United Airlines flight that diverted the plane from Denver to an early landing in Chicago, the Associated Press reported.

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Related Topix: US News, Airlines, United Airlines

KTVK Phoenix

4 killed in crash of small plane headed to Phoenix

New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix and at low altitude before it crashed and burst into flames Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Air Accidents, US News

WBNS

Drone Delays Landing For Ohio Medical Helicopter

Officials at a southwest Ohio hospital say a drone flying near the building delayed the landing of an emergency medical helicopter for nine minutes.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, US News

KMVT Twin Falls

Plane Crash In Parking Lot Killing One

A small plane crashed shortly after take-off from Chehalis-Centralia airport in Washington State, killing the pilot, the only person on board.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, US News

Las Cruces Sun-News

Four dead in plane crash near Las Cruces

Smoke rises from a plane crash about a half-mile southwest of the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds on Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Las Cruces, NM, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

4 dead in plane crash outside of Las Cruces

Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez of the New Mexico State Police said the crash occurred around 7 p.m. , and when officers arrived, the plane was fully engulfed in flames Wednesday a mile south of I-10, not long after it took off from the airport.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

Number of airline near-misses on the rise

A near mid-air collision in April over Newark, NJ, a United Airlines 737 landing with 160 passengers come within 150 yards of a United Express Regional jet preparing to take off.

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ComputerWorld

Amazon's efforts to test drones gain support

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International , which represents the nascent commercial drone industry in the U.S., has thrown its considerable weight behind a bid by Amazon to test drones for use in the online retailer's proposed Prime Air package delivery service.

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Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, US News

The City Wire

Airport commission approves contract for fire, rescue services

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday with Pro-Tec Fire Services to provide firefighting protection and rescue services at the airport beginning Oct. 1. The contract, at a cost of $251,000 during its first year and $258,000 during its second year, has three one year options to extend the deal between the commission ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, US National Guard, US Military, US News

The Independent

US flight forced to divert after passengers fight over 'knee...

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, US News

KATU-TV Portland

Pilot killed in plane crash near Chehalis-Centralia Airport

A small plane crashed Tuesday evening near the Chehalis-Centralia Airport, hitting several vehicles in a nearby parking lot and killing the pilot.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Chehalis, WA, US News, Fire

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WSOCTV

FAA investigates drone flown over NFL game

The unmanned aircraft system, or drone, had a camera mounted on it as it flew over the NFL game, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

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Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

NewsNet5

Owner of plane in fatal crash responds19 mins ago

NewsChannel5 Investigators have obtained new details about about the deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western Reserve University students Monday night.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Case Western Reserve University, US News

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