Lawmaker defends use of state plane to fly back for vote

Lawmaker defends use of state plane to fly back for vote
Topeka — State Rep. Virgil Peck is defending his use of the state's private plane to fly back to Topeka for an important vote on school finance earlier this month, despite the fact that he arrived too late to cast a vote. Peck, a Republican from …
Read more on Lawrence Journal World

Bombardier Says CSeries Plane Won't Fly Commercially Until 2016
Bombardier Inc. said on Friday that it doesn't expect its CSeries aircraft to begin carrying commercial passengers until early 2016, the latest setback linked to the jetliner program. Spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau said the company is sticking to its …
Read more on Wall Street Journal

Grand Forks Sheriff's Department can fly unmanned aircraft in Cass County

Grand Forks Sheriff's Department can fly unmanned aircraft in Cass County
The FAA altered the department's certificate of authorization, a document that grants it permission to fly in designated areas and under certain conditions, instead of having it submit a new one. "I thought that was a very favorable response from the …
Read more on Grand Forks Herald

4 Airlines You Should Never Fly If You Want to Arrive Safely
“Flying is safer today than it ever has been," he said. "That being said many low-budget foreign based carriers are not held to the higher standards of the U.S. FAA. When booking travel on 'cheap' international carriers be aware of what you are getting.
Read more on MainStreet

When the Road Salt Seeps, Sometimes the Manhole Covers Fly

When the Road Salt Seeps, Sometimes the Manhole Covers Fly
Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers. Scientific literature traces manhole explosions back nearly a century, but a series of such incidents in Indianapolis, host of the NCAA basketball championships …
Read more on ABC News

Small BeeRotor Drone Learns To Fly By Sight Alone
Secretly, a lot of drones are cell phone parts disguised as flying machines. Advances in cellular technology, like miniaturized powerful batteries, cheaper smaller cameras, and sensors like accelerometers have all found their way from our pockets to …
Read more on Popular Science