Tag Archives: FAA

Disney loved its no-fly zone — until it wanted to fly its own drones

Bureaucratic irony strikes back!

No other theme park can block aerial advertisers. But the luxury could kill Disney’s drone plans.

Source: Disney loved its no-fly zone — until it wanted to fly its own drones – The Washington Post

The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

They’ll keep doing it until we get another American 191, JAL 123, ValuJet 592, or worse.

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.

Source: The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today | Vanity Fair

Report: Feds Will Require All Drones to Be Registered

It’s a start. Now, if we can just make airspace awareness training mandatory…. I still wish the FAA would allow exceptions to shoot down drones.

If you unpack a shiny new drone on Christmas morning, it’s possible you’ll have to get Uncle Sam’s permission before you can fly it.

Source: Report: Feds Will Require All Drones to Be Registered | WIRED

Blame an FAA Blunder for the Lack of Electric Airplanes

How one simple line of bureaucratic legalese can run your whole decade.

An FAA rule has inadvertently banned the development of electric airplanes in a category that makes it easier and cheaper for manufacturers to design simple, fun-to-fly aircraft.

Source: Blame an FAA Blunder for the Lack of Electric Airplanes | WIRED

First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist

It’s time for the FAA to rescind it’s ban on shooting down drones. If they’re allowed to fire on us, it’s only fair that we be allowed to fire back!

There’s a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.

William Adama (Edward James Olmos), Battlestar Galactica

North Dakota police can now fire everything from stun guns to tear gas from flying robots thanks to a lobbyist from Big Drone.

Source: First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist – The Daily Beast