UAVs
April 23, 2014, VANCOUVER - Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an "unmanned air vehicle" flying near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, the site of commercial floatplane operations.
April 22, 2014 – The Air Force’s drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs, report low morale and receive insufficient training, a new government study found.
April 9, 2014, Geraldton, Aus. - Reports that a drone hit an athlete competing in a triathlon in Western Australia's Mid West are being investigated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
April 4, 2014, Lawrence, Ks. - Scientists at the Centre for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas have tested a compact radar system fitted on a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to study behaviour of polar ice sheets.
Coming soon to a sky near you – drones! There is no shortage of hyperbole, distortion and misunderstanding in public perception of the current and future state of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Canada.
Feb. 13, 2014, Regina - Using an unmanned aerial vehicle to stalk wild game in Saskatchewan isn't just unethical in the eyes of hunters, it's also against the law.
Feb. 12, 2014, Sochi, Russia - 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.
Feb. 10, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisc. - A craft brewer still has hopes of one day using drones to deliver its lager to ice-fishing anglers on Minnesota lakes by air, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials after a recent test run.
Jan. 28, 2013, Arlington, Va. - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) sent a letter to the FAA today encouraging the agency to allow limited unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations before the small UAS rule is finalized. The letter also urged the FAA to stick to its newest deadline for publication of the small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and to make the NPRM a top priority for 2014.
Jan. 21, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Drone advocates urged the Federal Aviation Administration at a Senate hearing Wednesday to allow the aircraft into general airspace faster because countries such as Japan are friendlier to the innovative technology.
Dec. 31, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the unmanned aircraft’s march into U.S. skies.
Dec. 9, 2013, Paris, Fra. - European air and defence company EADS, the parent company of Airbus, said Monday it is cutting 5,800 jobs over the next two years as part of a major overhaul to reduce costs and refocus on civil aviation.
Dec. 4, 2013, Washington, D.C. - Less than 24 hours after Jeff Bezos floated the idea of delivering packages via airborne drones, the notion was met with balking by regulators and skepticism from the shipping industry.
Dec. 2, 2013, Seattle, Wa. - Amazon.com Inc. is testing drones that it hopes will soon deliver packages to customers, company CEO Jeff Bezos says.
Nov. 27, 2013, Ottawa - Tiny, camera-equipped drones — some as small as birds or insects — could evade Canadian privacy law as people begin using the increasingly affordable aircraft to spy on others, warns the federal privacy czar.

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