unmanned aircraft

NOAA Drone
4:41 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

NOAA Drone Flying Experimentally Off Olympic Coast

Ed Bowlby NOAA

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 5:09 pm

Civilian use of aerial drones is still greatly restricted, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has won permission to test a small unmanned aircraft off the Olympic Coast of Washington. 

A two-week trial run by the federal science agency is now underway.

The NOAA drone looks like an oversized remote-control model airplane. It has a 9-foot wingspan and can fly for about two hours on battery power.

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Unmanned Aircraft
5:34 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Hobbyists Welcome Proposed Changes To Drone Legislation

People who fly unmanned aircraft for fun say new changes to an Oregon drone bill have addressed their concerns. An Oregon Senate panel will consider the measure Wednesday.

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