Boston Esplanade Prohibition on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

Boston Esplanade Prohibition on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

by BOSTON —It will be illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in and around the Boston Esplanade during July 3 and 4. Anyone operating one would be doing so illegally and could face Federal or State charges. The authorization for this prohibition is below. 1. Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Logan Airport in Boston has control of the airspace within eight nautical miles […]

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Drone over massive San Bernardino County fire ‘could’ve killed everybody in the air,’ official says

Drone over massive San Bernardino County fire ‘could’ve killed everybody in the air,’ official says

by By Jim Steinberg , The Sun and Joe Nelson , The Sun SAN BERNARDINO >> As if four years of drought, thousands of acres of decades-old brush and more than 25,000 acres up in smoke weren’t enough for entrenched fire crews, Southern California’s first major wildfire of the year brought a man-made hazard to the skies that could have cost lives: Drones. Firefighters battling the massive Lake Fire deep […]

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The Aussie pioneering US drone delivery services

The Aussie pioneering US drone delivery services

by Nigel Bowen Australian drone entrepreneur Matthew Sweeny is poised to conduct the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone deliveries in the US. But when, at the age of 23, he decided to create a commercial drone delivery service, he faced challenges. It’s a Kitty Hawk moment not just for Flirtey but the industry as a whole. Matthew Sweeny “When I launched Flirtey with my co-founder Tom Bass in October, 2013, […]

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