Aircraft

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

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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

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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

(CBS SF)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Landing Of Osprey Aircraft For Earthquake Preparedness

The U.S. Marines kicked off Fleet Week on Monday with a landing of an Osprey aircraft.

10/06/2014

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SFO Passengers Tense After Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash

The news about Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash is stirring some anxiety among SFO passengers getting ready to fly.

07/17/2014

United Airlines Proposed to Use Corporate Jets

Hayward Teen Pilots License Program To Take Off With Crowdfunding

When you think of teenage airplane pilots, at-risk youth probably aren’t the first demographic that comes to mind, but a Hayward program is changing that, giving low-income kids the chance to earn a pilot’s license, and literally soar beyond their wildest dreams.

04/25/2014

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

California Bill Seeks To Ensure Privacy As Drone Use Rises

California would take its first steps to protect the public from the increased use of unmanned aircraft under a bill approved by the state Senate.

05/28/2013

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