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  • U.S. air controllers track plane with unresponsive pilot off Florida

    MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. air traffic controllers tracked a plane with an unresponsive pilot off the Florida coast on Friday, apparently headed towards Cuba. The plane, which left from New York state and was headed to Florida, was flying at an altitude of...
  • Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

    Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods
    Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering everything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.  Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering...
  • Medical transport plane crashes in New Mexico, killing four

    Four people were killed Wednesday night when a Phoenix-bound medical transport plane went down in a fiery crash shortly after takeoff in southern New Mexico, police said. The twin-engine propeller plane was found burning near the Dona Ana County...
  • New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather

     New airplane radar offers bigger picture on bad weather
    airplane was climbing in the direction of thunderstorms vaulting across northeast Indiana when an air traffic controller radioed the pilots to recommend a course change toward smoother air. Normally such advice would be heeded, but the purpose of the...
  • Turbulent reaction to airport expansion plans

    Some Pembroke Pines residents and city commissioners are unhappy with North Perry Airport's planned upgrades, which include a runway expansion, updated hangars and a hotel. Airport officials presented their plans during the Aug. 18 City Commission...
  • Australia's Qantas, Virgin allow smartphones throughout flights

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian airlines Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said passengers can use smartphones and tablets throughout flights from Tuesday after a regulator relaxed a ban on electronic devices on planes. The airlines said...
  • Drone manufacturer grows amid uncertain market

    Drone manufacturer grows amid uncertain market
    Donald Scott is a former Navy pilot and an amateur filmmaker. Those two passions meet in his job as chief executive of a company that makes drones. DSLRPros in Oakland Park started by selling filmmaking equipment, but Scott says 80 percent of DSLRPros'...
  • Eyes in the sky [Editorial]

    Eyes in the sky  [Editorial]
    Police departments in Maryland and across the country are weighing the costs and benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles as aids in the fight against crime. There are still many unanswered questions regarding the new technology's potential impact on...
  • Pittsburgh airport gas drilling now official

    PITTSBURGH — Ground was broken months ago near Pittsburgh International Airport for Consol Energy's natural gas development project, and drilling began Aug. 15. On Monday morning, Gov. Tom Corbett, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and...
  • Drones banned over Appalachian Trail, other National Park Service lands

    Drones banned over Appalachian Trail, other National Park Service lands
    If you find the idea of unmanned drones buzzing around in the skies above you just a bit unsettling, well, the National Park Service is with you on that. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail has put hikers and hobbyists on notice that drones will not...
  • More police departments considering the use of drones

    More police departments considering the use of drones
    Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence. But uncertainty over federal regulations, concern about privacy issues and...