If you’ve flown domestically in the last year, you know the drill. Take off your jacket, belt, and shoes and place them in a bin. Remove your quart-sized bag of 3.4 oz liquids and place them on top. Pull out your laptop, iPad, e-reader, gaming device, and any other electronic device larger than a cell
FAA Plans to Bring LAANC to 500 More Airports by Next Month
On March 6, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the nationwide expansion of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 more airports, and include 300 air traffic control facilities as well as open up 78,000 miles of previously restricted airspace to commercial drone flights. Under FAA Part 107 drone regulations, operators…
Drone Collides with Commercial Jet in Quebec City
On October 12, 2017, a drone collided with a commercial aircraft while it was approaching Jean Lesage International Airport, in Quebec City. This is the first time that a drone has hit a commercial plane in Canada, according to Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau. He stated, “I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and was able to land safely.” No injuries to the eight passengers on board the airplane were reported. According to Garneau, the accident could have been much worse if the drone had hit the cockpit or engine.
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