November 25, 2020

US Congress has 25 days to sidestep a government shutdown, deal with a mountain of deadlines, and avoid economic disaster

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By Bob Bryan From Business Insider It will be a wild and woolly September on Capitol Hill as Congress faces a massive number of legislative deadlines and initiative launches. There’s must-pass legislation — like a bill to raise the debt ceiling and a bill to fund the government — and some long-gestating projects like the […]

770,000 drone owners in US

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There are over 770,000 registered drone owners in the US By Steve Dent, From engadget That’s over double the number of manned aircraft. Over 770,000 drone owners have registered to fly in the US since the FAA made it mandatory in December 2015, Administrator Michael Huerta told drone group AUVSI yesterday. As Recode notes, that’s […]

FAA: Turbulence injuries jolt twice as many flights in 2016 [inc fractured spine heading to the Cayman Island]

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By Bart Jansen , USA TODAY A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados. These were among the most serious injuries from turbulence aboard airliners last year, when the Federal Aviation Administration said the number of injuries doubled […]

All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

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By Chris Mills From BGR Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players […]

Intel drones form US flag for Lady Gaga’s halftime show

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By Steve Dent From engadget Remember when quadcopter drones juggled balls and formed up into aStar Trek logo? That seems downright quaint compared to what we just saw at Lady Gaga’s elaborately produced Super Bowl halftime show. During her first number, 300 Intel drones formed the shape of an American flag, punctuating the singer’s wire-assisted […]

FAA and United Airlines open investigation into accidental worker left in cargo hold

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From Wn.com The Federal Aviation Administration said they would be investigating how a man got shut into a cargo hold before the doors on a United Express flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., according to The Associated Press. The man was found unharmed in the thankfully temperature-controlled and pressurized […]

Scientific crashing of jet

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Dec. 1, 1984 The Controlled Impact Demonstration By Alex Q. Arbuckle From Mashable Crashing and burning — for science! On Dec. 1, 1984, scientists from NASA and the FAA took a passenger jet out to the desert and crashed it on purpose. The Controlled Impact Demonstration was an experiment to test a new fuel additive […]

FAA Administrator focuses on the Caribbean

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From FAA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta [on Nov 10 2016] outlined the agency’s Caribbean Initiative with media and international stakeholders. “The Caribbean region is of critical importance to the United States,” Administrator Huerta said. “By working together, we are building a foundation of increased cooperation that will allow us to enhance safety […]

FAA’s new drone safety campaign reminds you not to be stupid

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By Devindra Hardawar From engadget The Federal Aviation Administration was woefully underprepared for the rise of inexpensive drones, but now the agency is finally stepping up its safety game in preparation for a drone-heavy holiday season. The FAA, together with several unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) organizations, is kicking off a new safety campaign for newbie […]

Airlines have no idea what to do when people are sexually assaulted on flights

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By Nora Caplan-Bricker, Slate From Business Insider Dana T. had never felt more excited about her life. In April, she’d landed what she calls her “dream job,” working in sales at a global travel company. Like every other employee, she would need to attend training at the company’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. So on May 7 […]