Drones

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer discusses drone use at a news conference. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants New Drone Technology As Airport Sightings Grow

Schumer announced Wednesday he will propose an amendment to legislation funding the FAA this fall that would require manufacturers to implement geo-fencing or similar technology.

08/19/2015

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 13:  Former NASA aerospace engineer Stewart Meyers explains to local schoolchildren how to fly a Delta Dart rubber-motored model airplane during a workshop at the National Building Museum January 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Local children participated in the museum's "A Day of Flying in the Great Hall" event, which introduced them to the world of engineering and future career options and also provided a chance for them to work with their parents.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stewart Meyers

L.I. Model Airplane Clubs Fear Being Targeted By Restrictions On Drones

Model airplane club members in Suffolk County are concerned about a proposed bill that would place regulations on drones.

08/11/2015

FILE -- A drone (Credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens DA Looks To Crack Down On Drones Near Airports

On Sunday, a drone came within 25 feet of a Shuttle America flight as it was about to touch down at JFK Airport.

08/05/2015

A YouTube video shows a drone firing a gun. (Photo: CBS News)

Connecticut Teen’s Video Of Gun-Firing Drone Spurs Investigation

The FAA said Tuesday it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout, of Clinton, violated its regulations, which prohibit the careless or reckless operation of a model aircraft.

07/21/2015

The Giants used a drone similar to the DJI Phantom 2 Vision to film minicamp practice on June 17, 2015. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report: FAA Takes Issue With Use Of Drones At Practice By 3 NFL Teams, Including Giants

It appears the Giants jumped the gun in their attempt to use technology to gain a competitive edge.

06/29/2015

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

New Jersey Officials Look To Obtain 2 Drones For Emergency Situations

Freeholders expressed concerns over privacy issues, but say the drones could be helpful.

06/18/2015

A drone prototype is tested in Saint-Martin d'Hères, France. (credit: Getty Images)

Rockland County Considers Tighter Restrictions For Drones

Legislator Jay Hood, Jr. is proposing a law that would limit drones to public parks and private property with permission.

04/03/2015

FILE -- A drone flies above trees in Pessac, France. (credit: Jean Pierre Muller/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Government Proposes Rules For Routine Commercial Use Of Drones

Among the chores that officials envision drones performing: aerial photography and mapping, crop monitoring, and inspections of cell towers, bridges and other tall structures.

02/15/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to quickly put out new rules regulating the use of drones. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Feds To Crack Down On Drones

Schumer is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration and the federal Office of Management and Budget to hurry and release the new rules for the use of the small, unmanned aircraft.

01/16/2015

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones In NYC

Two City Council members are planning to introduce separate bills targeting the private use of drones in New York City.

12/17/2014

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Drones Spotted Near JFK Airport, Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Raise Worry

The FBI and Federal Aviation Administration are continuing to investigate reports of drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.

11/20/2014

The international arrivals terminal is viewed at John F. Kennedy Airport. (credited: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FAA: Pilots Have Spotted Drones Twice This Week Near JFK

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday was investigating multiple reports of drones buzzing around John F. Kennedy International Airport.

11/19/2014

A drone prototype is tested in Saint-Martin d'Hères, France. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD: Threat Of Terrorists With Drones Is A Growing Concern

Top NYPD counterterrorism officials have warned that a possible new tool for terrorists could have a chilling effect on New York City.

10/29/2014

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer discusses drone use at a news conference. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Feds To Speed Up Regulations For Drones

The Democrat says New York has become “the wild west” for private drones since a court case limited the federal government’s ability to regulate the use of the small, remote controlled aircraft.

08/03/2014

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Sees Risks As Popularity Of Drones Soars

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.

07/09/2014

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