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FAA Grounds Journalism School Drones

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 9:17am 3 Comments

The University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism Labs (see previous links)  thought they could use drones as amatuers [sic] for…


Flight Planning: FAA Sectional Charts

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:26am 5 Comments

SkyVector is a great online resource to understand FAA Sectionals (aeronautical charts) for flight planning (staying out of airport zones). Just punch in your airport code near you.

No kites near airports

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 2:46pm 3 Comments

Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Under little-known federal regulations passed in 1963, moored balloons and kites cannot be flown within five miles of an airport or more than 500 feet off the…


Underwater Glider Completes First-Ever Unmanned Ocean Crossing

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 8:48am 12 Comments

Scarlet Knight . . . The future of deep-water oceanography?

On December 9, officials from NOAA joined scientists from Rutgers University and other overseas institutions in a celebration highlighting the first-ever trans-Atlantic ocean crossing of an unmanned, underwater glider . . . 

The glider, launched off the coast of New Jersey last…


FAA: commercial uses by Sept. 30, 2015

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 9:18am 6 Comments

Source: New York Times

"A new federal law, signed by the president on Tuesday, compels the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used for all sorts of commercial endeavors" . . .  see New York Times article entitled: …


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