FAA Loosens Runway Restrictions At MSP AirportThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will loosen its runway restrictions at MSP International Airport Friday.
Investigators Cite FAA Lack Of Guidance In Midair CollisionAviation investigators say a lack of guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration and improper training were significant factors in the midair collision of two skydiving planes over northwestern Wisconsin about two years ago.
FAA: Teen Started Helicopter At Mankato AirshowThe Federal Aviation Administration says a 17-year-old boy snuck into a Mayo Clinic helicopter at the Mankato Airshow Saturday and started it up. A spokesperson for the FAA says initial reports stated that the helicopter was started up by a young child, but the Mayo Clinic confirmed the culprit was actually a teen.
Xcel Energy Has FAA Approval To Use DronesXcel Energy says it has approval from federal regulators to use drones to inspect more than 320,000 miles of electric and natural gas infrastructure.
FAA Proposes Regulations On DronesAfter years of waiting, the Federal Aviation Administration is finally proposing news rules for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones. The long anticipated regulations are an attempt to balance flight safety with a rapidly blossoming industry.
FAA Releases New Drone RegulationsThe Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules for commercial drones that weigh up to 55 pounds. The rules state that the drones must remain within sight, must only be flow during daylight hours and must fly below 500 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour.
Good Question: Where Can You Fly A Drone?Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the White House grounds. On Tuesday, we learned that a government worker has been operating the drone. He told investigators that he had been drinking before he lost control of the device. The incident raises questions about drone guidelines and regulations.
Officials: Plane Bound For Minn. Crashes, Killing OneA small plane bound for Minnesota crashed in central Wisconsin Monday morning, injuring two and killing one.
MSP Air Traffic Returns To Normal; Farmington FAA Facility Picks Up SlackAir traffic in and out of Chicago and other regional airports is slowly returning to normal after Friday's catastrophic fire in an FAA control center.
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2 Rescued After Ultralight Plane Crash In Crow Wing Co. LakeTwo people were pulled from a Crow Wing County lake Friday night after the ultralight plane they were riding in crashed. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. in Agate Lake in Deerwood, Minn.
Good Question: Where Can't US Airlines Fly? The Federal Aviation Administration suspended U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket fell near the Tel Aviv airport. Fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants has led to safety concerns for anyone traveling to Israel. Israel isn't the only war-torn country right now.