Federal Aviation Administration
The 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.
A Florida man is hoping to reenact the nation’s first commercial flight on the centennial of the aviation milestone.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after Spirit Airlines delayed flights.
The 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.
Federal 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.
APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot a day after his helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.
APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person is missing after a helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.
WASHINGTON (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.
WASHINGTON (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.