Federal Aviation Administration

Drone Sightings Up DramaticallyThe government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.
Pilot Hopes To Reenact 1914 Flight Over Tampa BayA Florida man is hoping to reenact the nation's first commercial flight on the centennial of the aviation milestone.
Spirit Airlines Passengers Grounded At Ft. Lauderdale AirportHundreds of passengers were stranded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after Spirit Airlines delayed flights.
Fla. Senate Passes Bill Limiting Law Enforcement's Use Of DronesThe Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill limiting Florida law enforcement's use of the remotely controlled aircraft known as drones — not that anybody's using them yet.
3 Planes Breach No-fly Zone Over Obama VacationFederal Aviation Administration officials say they're investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above President Barack Obama's vacation spot here in Florida.
Davis Island Pilot's Body Found In Helicopter CrashAPOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot a day after his helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.
Helicopter Crash In Apollo Beach FridayAPOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person is missing after a helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.
FAA Says Pilots Can Guide Whooping CranesWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal aviation officials will allow conservationists to lead 10 young whooping cranes to their winter home in Florida using an ultralight aircraft that the cranes apparently think is a mother bird.
Bird Plane Runs Afoul of Federal RegulatorsWASHINGTON (AP) — Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in.

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