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  • Regulatory vacuum exposed after 'peeping drone' incident

    SEATTLE Joe Vaughn took his camera-equipped drone and went to town, hovering it near a topless Lisa Pleiss. Pleiss was alarmed. The police were called. And now Vaughn is worried not only about a $10,000 fine but also the future of his business. He's...
  • Drone maker AeroVironment swings to $8.1-million profit in quarter

    Drone maker AeroVironment swings to $8.1-million profit in quarter
    Boosted by an increase in sales, Monrovia-based drone maker AeroVironment Inc. exceeded analyst estimates and reported $8.1 million in fiscal fourth-quarter profit, a turnaround from the same period a year earlier. The company posted net income...
  • Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise

    Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise
    Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport. The question asks...
  • Drone flies too close to NYPD chopper, police say; operators arrested

    Two New York men face felony charges after authorities said they flew a drone within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter pilot spotted the small, unmanned aircraft near the George Washington Bridge early Monday, police...
  • Drone films 'unofficial' fireworks displays above San Francisco

    Drone films 'unofficial' fireworks displays above San Francisco
    A new YouTube video offers a drone's eye view of Fourth of July fireworks in San Francisco. Filmmaker Eddie Codel used a drone to film "unofficial" fireworks ignited by residents above the Mission District and Bernal Heights. His short film shows...
  • U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones

    U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones
    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops. Media...
  • Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash

    Federal agencies investigate fatal Lake Elsinore plane crash
    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash near Lake Elsinore that killed three people and started a small brush fire. The plane appeared to have crashed into a hillside, said...
  • A standing-only section on planes could mean lower fares, study says

    Would you buy a bargain-priced airline ticket, but the catch was you had to stand for the entire flight? A new university study says the idea of standing-only sections on planes is no joke. An airline that removes seats can fit about 20% more...
  • Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains

    Three killed when plane crashes into cliff of Santa Ana Mountains
    Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash of a small plane near Lake Elsinore on Sunday that killed three people and started a small brush fire. Firefighters were called to an area in the Santa Ana Mountains off Ortega...
  • LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards

    LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards
    In a project designed to bring Los Angeles International Airport into compliance with federal safety standards, officials will spend about $200 million to expand and refurbish runway-buffer zones. The plan calls for enhancing safety areas at the ends...
  • Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate

    Parasailing under scrutiny as accidents proliferate
    Perched on the edge of a cruising powerboat, a thrill-seeker in a tethered parachute soon is flying hundreds of feet in the air. Parasailing has grown in popularity in recent years, in places including Ocean City and Havre de Grace. But so has the...