Federal Aviation Administration

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.
5 Ways Unmanned Drones Could Affect The American Food SupplyHerding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union.
Minnesota Lawmakers Key In On Growing Drone UseLawyers, privacy advocates and hobby drone pilots are urging Minnesota lawmakers to set some rules for the small unmanned aircrafts.
Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Minnesota Benton County authorities say a single-engine plane has successfully made an emergency landing about 20 miles north of St. Cloud's airport after experiencing mechanical problems.
Pilot Unhurt In Vintage Plane Crash In Minnesota A Wisconsin pilot is OK after a vintage plane crashed during the Rush City Fly-in in east-central Minnesota over the weekend.
FAA Grounds Wis. Brewery's Proposed Drone DeliveryEarlier this week, WCCO reported on a Wisconsin craft brewery's plans to deliver its beer by drone. The Federal Aviation Administration has gotten word of the plan, and they're grounding it.