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  • Looking for rules about drones

    Quite often, it takes laws a few years to catch up to technology. It's been no exception when it comes to unmanned aircraft systems — commonly known as drones. The state of Maryland is trying to get its arms around the issue, though, when...
  • Boy injured after small plane crashes on California beach

    Authorities say a small plane crashed into crowded beach in Southern California, sending a 12-year-old boy to the hospital with minor injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Piper PA18 lost engine power and...
  • Commissioners to discuss solar energy, airport expansion, transportation priorities

    The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, to discuss the possible use of solar panels, the county's annual letter to the state regarding transportation priorities, and to award a bid to a company for the design and...
  • Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Oregon crash

    A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1KyySBf ) that Sgt. Chris Ray, a Yamhill County Sheriff's Office spokesman, says the helicopter crashed...
  • Pilot saves own bacon, glides pig-shaped balloon after crash

    The pig couldn't fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot's OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quickly to the ground after hitting a Wyoming cowboy-themed entry....
  • Commercial drones buzz the skies from Lake Zurich

    Commercial drones buzz the skies from Lake Zurich
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will allow a Lake Zurich marketing company to operate pilotless, aerial drones to produce promotional videos for clients. Dave Voitik, the owner of Legend Creative Group/Chicagoland Aerial, said he received an...
  • Flying start for Towson's 4th of July parade

    Flying start for Towson's 4th of July parade
    Towson's Fourth of July Parade should get off to a rousing start this year. Four A-10 Warthogs of the Air National Guard will fly over Towson to kick off the parade on July 4 at 10:30 a.m. Then will come the marching bands, the community groups, the...
  • Live from Pompano Beach: Drones tested to prevent ocean drownings

    Drone or drown? Seems like an obvious choice and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue has been conducting a feasibility study to see if these daring young flying machines can shave precious seconds off rescue response times. "We're not looking to replace...
  • Sheriff: 2 dead in helicopter crash in northwest Oregon

    Authorities say two people aboard a helicopter are dead following a crash in northwest Oregon. The Yamhill County Sheriff's office says deputies responded to the crash shortly after 10 p.m. PDT Wednesday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian...
  • Skyscraper roller-coaster plan clears FAA

    The Federal Aviation Authority determined the proposed 700-foot Skyscraper roller-coaster structure, which includes a restaurant and observation deck, poses no hazard to air traffic. The decision will become final Monday because no one filed a petition...
  • Dominion warns blackouts possible even in mild weather

     Dominion warns blackouts possible even in mild weather
    The Peninsula could see rolling blackouts even in mild weather if a controversial high voltage transmission line across the James River isn't in place by 2017, Dominion Virginia Power said in a new filing with the State Corporation Commission. Rolling...