Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

BP drones
June 10, 2014, 21:40
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Not in the Gulf.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over US land to the BP energy corporation, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.Drone maker AeroVironment of California and BP energy corporation have been given permission to use a Puma drone to survey pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the agency said. The first flight took place on Sunday.

via BP allowed commercial drones by US regulators in unprecedented decision | World news |

Don’t Drone Me Bro
September 28, 2012, 20:46
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The Denver Drone

On Monday, the pilot of a corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying over Denver on Monday after coming in from Wichita, Kansas, according to CNN affiliate KUSA.

The pilot made a radio transmission to air traffic control about the object, KUSA reported, citing

“A remote-controlled aircraft, or what, but something just went by the other way. … About 20 to 30 seconds ago, and it was like a large remote-controlled aircraft,” the pilot said.

Droning on

Hopefully these new drone fleets will restore America to its former greatness.

Yeah you read that right — “across the U.S.”

Iran didn’t shoot down that drone…
December 5, 2011, 05:29
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…they took control of the thing and landed it. According to local reports, which appear contrary to the headline below.

Iran shoots down U.S. spy drone: reports – Tehran Times.