Menlo Park Fire Department Gets OK To Fly DronesAfter recently receiving FAA approval to fly drones, the Menlo Park fire agency plans to pioneer the process for their use in responding to fires and other emergencies.
FAA Approves Routine Commercial Use Of DronesThe FAA approved routine commercial use of small drones Tuesday. The new rules could go into effect by mid-August.
Support Grows For Commercial Drone Flights Over Populated Areas A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas.
States Enlist Drones As Airborne Inspectors For Transportation ProjectsState transportation departments are increasingly studying the use of drones for everything from inspecting bridges to clearing car accidents.
Video: FAA Will Enforce 32-Mile Wide No Drone Zone At Super Bowl 50The FAA has created a video to convince folks to leave their drones at home at this Sunday's Super Bowl game at Levis Stadium, in Santa Clara.
Pilots Warned To Keep Drones Out Of East Bay ParksWith many drones expected as Christmas gifts, the East Bay Regional Park District is reminding people that flying them on park property could ground the pilot with a hefty fine.
FAA Mandatory Drone Registration Goes Into EffectCurrent drone owners, along with those who will receive them as Christmas gifts, are now required to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration.
FAA Requiring Most Drones To Be Registered And MarkedThe Federal Aviation Administration announced the requirement Monday in response to increasing reports of drones flying near manned aircraft and airports.
Report: More Than 200 Near Misses With Drones NationwideA week after a near miss between a drone and a CHP helicopter in the Bay Area skies, a study released Friday revealed that there have been at least 241 reported close encounters between drones and aircraft.
SFO, FAA Issue Holiday Warning: Keep Drones Away From AirportsDrones, a popular toy this holiday season, should not be flown near airports, above 400 feet or outside the operator’s visual line of sight, according to officials at the Federal Aviation Administration and San Francisco International Airport.
Transgender Pilots Frustrated Over Extra Scrutiny From FAAWhen it comes to clearing pilots for takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration uses regular medical exams to make sure they're fit to fly. But the process may not be fair for everyone in the cockpit.
American Airlines Sends Wrong Plane From LAX To Hawaii; FAA InvestigatingAmerican Airlines has reportedly confirmed sending the wrong airplane from Los Angeles to Hawaii last month, a plane that was not certified to fly across the ocean.