Posts Tagged Drones

Following FAA Approval, Drone Deliveries on the Way to New River Valley


The Wing company, a Google spinoff, has won federal approval to operate its drone delivery system as an airline in the U.S. That system will begin in the New River Valley. (Credit: Wing)

The Old Dominion is about to start looking a bit like a science fiction movie. Michael Pope reports on the future of drone deliveries in Virginia.


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Useful Drones? Unpiloted Vehicles’ Safety being Measured

image_1Drones are taking off as the ‘go-to’ option for, well, just about everything. Right now, FAA rules prohibit unpiloted aircraft from flying over people, but that’s changing. Robbie Harris has more.

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Drones Are a Public Safety Issue, Says One Lawmaker


Credit: Andrew Turner / Flickr

Privately operated drones are quickly becoming more commonplace, as hobbyists use them to take photos and videos. But they’re also posing a public safety hazard, one that one Virginia lawmaker says he has a solution for. Michael Pope has the story.


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Eastern Shore Competes with Florida for Navy Drone Contract, 400 New Personnel


A MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (Credit: U.S. Navy)

NASA Wallops is competing with two other sites in Florida to become the East Coast home base for a naval drone surveillance program that would require 400 new personnel. As part of the process the Navy is asking for public comment on its draft assessment of potential effects the facility might have on the environment. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

Copies of the draft assessment are available at:

  • Wallops Flight Facility Visitor’s Center, Building J20, VA-175, Wallops Island, VA 23337
  • Eastern Shore Public Library, 23610 Front Street, Accomac, VA 23301
  • Chincoteague Island Library, 4077 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Pocomoke Public Library, 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

You can download a copy of the draft assessment here, and if you would like to make a comment you can visit the Fleet Forces Command website.

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