Scholars Say No to FAA’s Model Aircraft Regulati

By David Schneider Last week, a group of researchers, teachers, and administrators from 16 institutions of higher learning including Harvard, Duke, and Stanford, registered their objections to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s recent “Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft.” They did that by submitting, with the assistance of counsel, a 13-page letter in […]

Drones could help Miss. farm industry

 Clay Chandler, The Clarion-Ledger The applications for drones have softened, shifting from machines of war to whirlybirds that can capture incredible aerial photos of any event under the sun. The newest possibility mixes that magic with cost-savings that could prove revolutionary for Mississippi’s agricultural industry. Every part of the business can benefit from the use […]

FAA grounds state agency’s toy helicopter

by Associated Press Published: March 19,2013 BILOXI — A toy helicopter the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources planned to use to fly over marshland to monitor invasive species has been grounded. The Federal Aviation Administration said its regulations for a toy helicopter under such circumstances are the same as those for a military predator drone. […]