Blog Archive: Drones

DRONE ON

No signage offers any clues about the nature of the business that takes place inside the beige-bricked building tucked across the street from Lawndale High School. For the Herbrandsons, who have occupied the space since 1974, discretion is key. Understandably, there comes a concerned deputy sheriff who knocks on the door seeking answers every now and then.

“Manhattan Beach from Above” video earns global recognition

Manhattan Beach’s Scott McFarlane’s beautiful footage of Manhattan Beach from above garnered global attention this week as Gizmodo Español included his video on “10 FLIGHTS OVER THE PLANET VIA DRONE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS,” following a featured stint on National Geographic Nederland.

Close calls with drones spur federal registration of owners

WASHINGTON >> Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered. Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, including near manned airplanes and at major sporting events, and there are reports of interference with wildfire-fighting operations, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said at a news conference.

Boxer introduces legislation to make drone offenses federal misdemeanors

Citing recent clashes between civilian drone encounters that slowed recent firefights, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, introduced the Safe Drone Act on Wednesday to address the growing problem of jeopardizing public safety by flying too close to wildfires and airports.

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