Federal Aviation Administration

File photo of small drone (Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images)

Drones For Movie Making Win FAA Approval

The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

A drone plane flies over a crop field on May 6, 2014 in Caulieres, northern France, during a demonstration of the French Somme department Chamber of Agriculture of the drone it acquired at the end of 2013, as the test period nears to and end. The GPS guided drone surveys an area by measuring the supply nitrogen necessary to improve productivity, allowing farmers to adjust and limit the use of crop treatment products.  (AFP PHOTO/DENIS CHARLET/Getty Images)

FAA Approves Drone Flights in Alaska

The University of Alaska will begin test flights of unmanned aircraft

CBS Seattle–05/09/2014

The Coast Guard joined local rescue teams to help the 6 survivors of the crash near St. Mary's, Alaska. (Getty Images)

Troopers: 4 Dead In Alaska Plane Crash

A plane crash in a remote part of western Alaska has killed 4 of the 10 people on board, including an infant.



Central Oregon’s ‘Balloon Man’ Faces FAA Fine

The Federal Aviation Administration says a man who flew a lawn chair in July of 2012 over Bend, Oregon was unauthorized and reckless.

CBS Seattle–07/10/2013

File photo of a drone. (credit: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg//U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

No-Go For Washington To Use Drone To Combat Wildfires

As the dry weather sets in and the wildfire season beckons, Washington state won’t have an aerial drone to help combat the expected blazes.

CBS Seattle–06/09/2013