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Drone in Flight

California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public Safety

Anyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.

07/21/2015

Cal Fire planes spray slurry on a wildfire in the Altamont Pass, May 28th, 2015 (Photo by @brianjtarte, used with permission)

Hobby Drone Prevents Firefighting Aircraft From Flying Over California Wildfire

A hobbyist flying a drone prevented firefighting aircraft from fighting a wildfire in Southern California Wednesday, a Cal Fire officer tweeted.

06/24/2015

Uplift Aeronautics tests a drone that could be used to deliver humanitarian aid. (CBS)

Stanford Student Works On Drones Delivering Humanitarian Aid To War Zones, Disaster Areas

In war zones, it’s often too dangerous to send supplies by ground or conventional aircraft. A Stanford student has come up with a solution that could be used to aid people who are hungry or in need of medical attention.

06/02/2015

Within a few years NASA hopes to fly a piloted X-plane, replacing the wings and engines of a Tecnam P2006T with electric-powered propellers.
(NASA Graphic)

NASA’s Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Your Work Commute

Planes could soon be ditching the jet fuel for electricity.

05/13/2015

Chopper 5's aerial view of wreckage after a glider crashed near the Petaluma Municipal Airport. (CBS)

Pilot Killed After Crashing Lightweight Craft Near Petaluma Airport

A pilot was killed when his ultra-light aircraft crashed near the Petaluma Municipal Airport.

04/03/2015

(Ron Cervi/KCBS)

KCBS Traffic Pilot Hit By Laser Above San Ramon Makes Unplanned Landing

A KCBS traffic plane made an unexpected landing after a pilot was hit in the eye with a laser Thursday morning.

04/02/2015

(Tijuana Secretary of Public Security)

Drone Covered In Meth Crashes Into Supermarket Parking Lot Near Mexico-California Border

A drone overloaded with methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot in Tijuana, just feet from the California border.

01/21/2015

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and Bay shot from airplane at takeoff (credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman)

NASA Testing One of Several Futuristic Hybrid Aircraft

Get a glimpse of NASA’s new futuristic and environmentally conscious project…

12/08/2014

(ALAIN JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Expected To Require Pilot License To Operate A Drone Under Strict New Regulations

The official rules for commercial drones are expected to be released by the end of the year, but according to one report, the FAA is expected to announce they will require operators to have a pilot license along with other restrictions.

11/24/2014

Amber Schadewald holds the quadcopter drone found outside her San Francisco Fulton St. home. (CBS)

NTSB Ruling Rattles America’s Fledgling Drone Industry

While the FAA is still considering how to regulate the commercial use of drones, NTSB is calling them aircraft, which could set a precedent…

11/19/2014

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