Flying

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

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Berkeley Bans Use Of Drones By Police, But Authorizes Fire Department For Disaster Response

The Berkeley City Council has voted to impose a one-year moratorium on the use of drones by the city’s Police Department but authorized the fire department to use them for disaster response purposes.

02/25/2015

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Rules Released, FAA Plan Would Allow Businesses, Media, Farmers To Fly UAVs

The FAA released long-awaited proposed rules for drone use Sunday.

02/15/2015

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Recent Bomb Threats To Airlines Via Twitter Prompts Federal Investigation

If you saw a Twitter conversation-turned-threat between your airline and a user with ISIS referenced in their name hours before your flight, would you reconsider your travel plans?

01/26/2015

Airplane Interior (credit: Thinkstock)

How To Survive A Red-Eye Flight

Sometimes taking a red-eye flight is unavoidable and these flights can be a miserable experience for those not used to them. Do not let taking a red-eye cause you to be uncomfortable. The following tips will help you survive your upcoming red-eye flight.

01/13/2015

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How To Survive A Long Flight

Make a few plans ahead of time and pack accordingly to ensure you survive your upcoming long flight.

12/24/2014

Travelers at the Mineta San Jose International Airport (Mineta San Jose)

Two Economists Tackle The Airplane Dilemma–To Recline Or Not To Recline

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Since the battle over airplane legroom increasingly brings passengers to blows, two economists decided to see whether their discipline could put a dollar figure on how much travelers cherish the right […]

09/25/2014

Photo by KCBS' Margie Shafer

TSA Reunites Passengers With Items Lost At SFO Security Checkpoints

So far this year, about 20,000 items have been left accidentally at security checkpoints at San Francisco International Airport, scooped by the Transportation Security Administration which must figure out to how to return them to the rightful owners.

08/21/2014

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Flag-Flying Marin Residents Attacked By Anonymous Letter Writer For ‘Confused’ Patriotism

The Marin Independent Journal reports that a number of people received poorly-written photocopied letters addressed to “resident” that assumed the homeowners were Conservative and did not support the “black president.” The letter claims that flying the flag makes people no more patriotic than anyone else and is appears to be a “moronic statement” which is “not cute.”

08/15/2014

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Drone Captures Illegal Fireworks Exploding Over SF Mission

The mixture of drones and fireworks have sparked headlines in recent weeks, with some claiming the time has come to regulate the flying crafts and ensure that they don’t interfere with the pyrotechnics.

07/07/2014

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