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  • ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 26 - In this recent photo, Jared Victory, an engineer with Aviation Systems Engineering Company. flies an X-8 quadcopter in the conference room of his company's offices in Jacksonville. Fla. The company is working to establish themselves to provide testing, evaluation and support for companies wanting to use unmanned aircraft systems for commercial applications once the federal government decides on the legal guidelines for commercial use.  (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union,Bob Self)

    Florida firm explores unmanned aircraft market

    The small, remote-control helicopters hovering in a conference room took on the look of fun flight at a hobby store. But when mounted with video cameras and with further development by a Jacksonville company and others, the aircraft could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in new commerce for Florida.


  • Commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles growing

    Valley real-estate photographers are using drones to shoot aerial shots of residential properties despite a federal ban on the use of unmanned aircraft.


  • Federal budget funds Oshkosh air traffic control

    Air traffic control towers at more than 250 small airports in Wisconsin and elsewhere will be staffed through September under the federal budget adopted last week.


  • FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, an aerial drone with a high quality video camera records the landscape of the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond, Mass.  Drones have been used to market luxury properties in other areas of the country. New Hampshire is considering joining a handful of states that have placed restrictions on commercial and government use of drones to protect people's privacy. The Legislature considered regulations last year, but failed to act. (AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver, File)

    NH to try again to regulate drones, ensure privacy

    Two state lawmakers have resurrected an effort to limit the use of drones to protect residents' privacy, despite the failure of efforts last year.


  • Private drone test site launches in southern Ariz.

    Despite Arizona losing out on a federal contract to be a launching pad for drones, a group in the southern part of the state is going ahead with its plans for a private test site.


  • A test drone with a wing span of almost 13 feet flies over a ranch near Sarita, Texas,  Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A Texas A&M Corpus Christi research team is conducting tests to help determine how unmanned aircraft system can be integrated into existing airspace. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas drone research center conducting tests

    The next big thing in American aviation sounds and looks like an oversized leaf blower with wings and a tail, has duct tape keeping some of its pieces in place and must be carried to a catapult that sends it into flight.


  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi researchers prepare a unmanned aircraft system for testing at a ranch near Sarita, Texas,  Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The drone weighs about 85 pounds and has a wing span of almost 13 feet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas drone research center begins tests

    The next big thing in American aviation sounds and looks like an oversized leaf blower with wings and a tail, has duct tape keeping some of its pieces in place and must be carried to a catapult that sends it into flight.


  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:


  • This undated photo released Thursday, May 30, 2013 by aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman shows the RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft that students in the University of North Dakota aviation program will learn to fly. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Northrup Grumman)

    Ohio, Indiana push for place in drone industry

    Ohio and Indiana will operate their own test ranges for unmanned aircraft and seek ways of promoting more research and development to attract drone-related businesses after losing in their joint bid for a coveted Federal Aviation Administration test site.


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