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3 hrs ago | Point Reyes Light

Fatal plane crash sparks wildland fire on ranch

A pilot was found dead after his single-engine passenger plane crashed on a ranch north of Hicks Valley on Monday night, sparking a brush fire that consumed 40 acres of hilly terrain before sheriff's deputies and firemen discovered it in the wee hours Tuesday.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, Novato, CA

7 hrs ago | KETK

East Texan earns 'Wright Brothers Master Pilot' award

Lou Thomas has spent the last 53 years with his head in the clouds, flying airplanes.


Related Topix: US News

11 hrs ago | International Business Times

New Zealand Opens New Drug Testing Lab With Funds from Drug Trade Money

New Zealand has opened its first drug screening laboratory at the Custom's Auckland Airport Facility.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, Drugs, US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington Times

ISTOOK: Ivanpah solar energy project a glaring danger to airplane passengers

Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan from the feds, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

Business Journal

Amazon: Delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

Dave Graybeal, a General Manager for Amazon fulfillment at the construction site of a new Amazon fulfillment center in Kent.


Related Topix: Amazon, US News

Business Journal

Why you won't see Amazon drones delivering packages in N.C. any time soon

Reports are circulating that Amazon plans to pilot drones as a delivery option in India .


Related Topix: North Carolina, US News


Gogo gets go-ahead from FAA to offer wireless IFE as standalone product

Alaska Airlines will offer wireless IFE via Gogo Vision from later this year, following in the footsteps of Delta and American Airlines.


Related Topix: US News, Emerging Technology, Wireless

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana airports to get makeovers thanks to FAA grants

Lake Charles Regional and DeQuincy Industrial Airpark are getting a makeover, thanks to grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.


Related Topix: US News, Lake Charles, LA, DeQuincy, LA, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Post-Standard

174th Attack Wing commander promises: No U.S. surveillance with our drones, no flying with live ordnance in CNY

Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing, made the following promises Tuesday to the Central New Yorkers who live under the airspace now frequented by MQ-9 reaper drones on training missions.


Related Topix: Prison, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Plane in fatal Marin crash registered to Redwood City man

A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed Monday night in Marin County west of Novato is registered to Robert John Madge, a Redwood City resident, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.


Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Novato, CA, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Helicopter crash kills 2 in Tuscaloosa County

According to the Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed near Watermelon Road and Blue Creek Road on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, US News, Energy, Alabama Power

Business Journal

FAA seeks to team with universities for drone research

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to team with universities to establish a Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, according to FedScoop .


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Modesto Bee

Small plane crashes in Marin County

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza reported engine trouble about 9:30 p.m. Monday after taking off from San Carlos.


Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Novato, CA, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The Telegraph

Aviation cop gets busy

New Delhi, Aug. 18: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation today said it would conduct surprise checks on scheduled as well as chartered carriers throughout the year.


Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, US News


New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists.


Related Topix: US News, Electronic, Syrian

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Observer

FAA blocks US planes from flying over Syria

The latest notice replaces one that strongly advised U.S. flight operators against flying over Syria and urged them to contact the agency before flying there.


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The "Uber of the Sky" Grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration

AirPooler allows private pilots to post listings about upcoming trips, requiring them to input important information about their own credentials and experience and their plane's weight limits.


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

KTVK Phoenix

Delta flight to Minnesota returns to Arizona

Landing-gear alert forces flight back to Phoenix PHOENIX -- Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight carrying 160 travelers from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix airport.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, US News

WPTV Local News

Plane crashes near Freeport, Coast Guard says

U.S. Coast Guard seach-and-rescue crews are responding to a downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard in the vicinity of Freeport Bahamas Airport, Bahamas, this morning.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Journal and Courier

Police drones are helpful tool but come witha

Police drones are helpful tool but come with concerns Some police departments are embracing the technology while others await safety and privacy rules to become more clear.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Indiana, ACLU