Drone Camera

Stuart Orozco, flight operator with AeronVironment Inc., prepares lo launch a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) named Puma from the deck of the U.S. Navy high speed vessel Swift near Key West, Florida, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial […]

06/10/2014

A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

LAPD drones could be used during tactical events

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A pair of aerial drones obtained by the Los Angeles Police Department could be used during “tactical events” such as manhunts and standoffs, Police Chief Charlie Beck said today, adding that […]

06/06/2014

This Feb. 1, 2014 photo, taken by a camera mounted on a drone aircraft and provided by Pedro Rivera, shows an auto that crashed into a building in Hartford, Conn.  (AP Photo/Pedro Rivera)

Journalist sues police who questioned drone use

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Hartford police officers violated his free-speech rights by questioning his use of a remote-controlled aircraft to record images of a car wreck. Pedro […]

02/19/2014

In this March 2012 photo provided by The University of Missouri, in Columbia, Mo., is a DJI 550 drone with an attached camera mount that the university says is probably the model it will file for permission to use. (AP Photo/University of Missouri, Zach Garcia, File)

Drone use highlights questions for journalists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage. The Federal Aviation Administration has […]

02/11/2014

In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, a drone camera flies about the slopestyle course during a training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Sochi drone shooting Olympic TV, not terrorists

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn’t searching for terrorists or protesters hiding behind the fir trees. It’s being used to transmit live […]

02/10/2014