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  • How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

    Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning. Drawing on decades of experience with crashes around...
  • Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash

    Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash
    Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon. Three people – pilot Bruce...
  • Veterans' paid helicopter flight training should be rolled back, advocates say

    Veterans' paid helicopter flight training should be rolled back, advocates say
    Veterans groups told a congressional committee Tuesday they supported a proposal that would essentially eliminate government-paid helicopter flight training for former service members because it is wastefully expensive. Christopher Neiweem, a...
  • County to provide free appraisals of landslide damage

    Kanawha County will provide free appraisals of property damaged by a landslide at Yeager Airport. Yeager says the County Commission has hired Jay Goldman and Associates to conduct the appraisals. Settlement offers will be made to residents based on the...
  • Wisconsin lawmakers discuss regulation of drones

    Wisconsin lawmakers hinted Wednesday at the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to take off in the state once they decide how to regulate them. Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy chairman Rep. Adam Neylon, a Pewaukee Republican,...
  • Drones present opportunity, challenge for community associations

    Drones present opportunity, challenge for community associations
    In the not-too-distant future, community associations could launch camera-equipped, unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, for many routine tasks. They will be able to examine buildings for leaks and damage, check on the performances of...
  • Amazon says FAA drone approval already obsolete

    The approval federal aviation officials gave Amazon.com last week to test a specific drone design outdoors is already outdated, the company's top policy executive said Tuesday in written testimony to a Senate subcommittee. Paul Misener, Amazon's vice...
  • Bill would impose privacy restrictions on Nevada drones

    A Nevada Assembly member is attempting to create a regulatory framework for drones that would protect people's privacy in the state. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring a bill that would limit how police can use drones in...
  • FAA streamlines rules to speed up permits to fly drones

    Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced Tuesday they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small, commercial unmanned...
  • Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash

    Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash
    Everything appeared to be going smoothly for pilot Bruce Teitelbaum when his Robinson R44 II helicopter was approved for takeoff from Orlando Executive Airport at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Radio transmissions to and from Teitelbaum's chopper detail the moments...
  • Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

    A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights...