Federal Aviation Administration

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Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

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.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

File photo of a plane. (Photo by Steve Nesius/Getty Images)

Pilot Hopes To Reenact 1914 Flight Over Tampa Bay

A Florida man is hoping to reenact the nation’s first commercial flight on the centennial of the aviation milestone.

12/28/2013

Many passengers spent the night at Ft. Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines abruptly delayed flights. (Getty Images)

Spirit Airlines Passengers Grounded At Ft. Lauderdale Airport

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after Spirit Airlines delayed flights.

CBS Tampa–10/24/2013

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Fla. Senate Passes Bill Limiting Law Enforcement’s Use Of Drones

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.

04/10/2013

Florida has been given the green light by federal health officials to privatize long-term patients through Medicaid. (Photo credit - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Planes Breach No-fly Zone Over Obama Vacation

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.

CBS Tampa–02/18/2013

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Davis Island Pilot’s Body Found In Helicopter Crash

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a pilot a day after his helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–12/02/2012

The Coast Guard is looking for a Tampa area boater.  (Photo credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Helicopter Crash In Apollo Beach Friday

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person is missing after a helicopter went down in Tampa Bay.

CBS Tampa–12/01/2012

French ultralight-plane pilot Christian Moullec performs with his trained Barnacle geese and cranes over Bex airfield, during the Switzerland's largest Airshow 01 Sept 2007 in Bex. The French environmentalist raises birds and flies with geese, swans and cranes to make the public sensitive to the protection of the migratory birds.  (Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Says Pilots Can Guide Whooping Cranes

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.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2012

HULA LAKES, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 30:  Migrating gray cranes land on November 30, 2009 around the Hula Lakes in northern Israel.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Bird Plane Runs Afoul of Federal Regulators

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.

CBS Tampa–01/06/2012

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