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  • Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

    Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use
    When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers. But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with...
  • Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences

    Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences
    As school assemblies go, this one was a winner. Austin Machin listened to a Blue Angels pilot speak for an hour at the Dundalk and Sollers Point high schools Friday, walked out and said, "I am at a loss for words about how awesome that was." The 16-...
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...
  • Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers

    Magnetic shift gives JWA runways new numbers
    John Wayne Airport's two runways are getting new call numbers, airport officials said, and the reason is out of this world — sort of. Because the runway designations are tied to Earth's magnetic poles, which gradually shift, the runways formerly...
  • Power issue may zap LVIA's balance sheet

    Power issue may zap LVIA's balance sheet
    In 2010, Lehigh Valley International Airport used $3.2 million in federal grants to install six electric charging stations designed to make it a more emissions-friendly airport. Four years later, those stations have yet to pump a single kilowatt of...
  • Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters

    Fort Lauderdale airport once home to golfers, hunters
    In the 1920s, it was a nice little golf course, enjoyed by the locals and played by a president — until it was trashed by a hurricane. On Thursday, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will open its state-of-the art, 8,000-foot south...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...
  • Search for wreckage of runaway plane continues off Jamaican coast

    MIAMI A small private aircraft flew past its destination of Naples Municipal Airport in Florida with an apparently unconscious pilot at the controls Friday, and it was tracked by U.S. fighter jets before it crashed off the coast of Jamaica six hours after...
  • Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out

    Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out
    The FAA recently determined that the two pioneering share-the-plane ride websites were not operating legally. As a result, the two pioneering outfits, Airpooler.com and Flytenow.com, are in some sort of limbo. Although the FAA has had nothing additional...
  • Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel

    Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel
    It seems there are two types of people in the world, or at least on an airplane: those who believe they have a fundamental right to recline their seat and those who cannot imagine anything worse than people who believe they have a fundamental right to...