New FAA Drone Laws Affect Businesses

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Up until now, there have been very few regulations for commercial unmanned aerial systems. Many operators were flying devices without any official laws. Ben Bachman owns Rogue Aerial Productions and has been using his heavy weight quadcopter for business since last May. In that time, he has done real estate photography, … Continue reading »

Drone Hits Woman’s House

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield woman is speaking out just days after a drone with a camera attached crashed into her house. Judith Salyer says the incident happened last Thursday when she was outside doing yard work. She says the drone was hovering over her yard, and pointing the camera at her. Salyer says recent … Continue reading »

Drone Flyer May Face Charges

(CNN) — The operator of a small drone that crash landed at the White House last week may face charges. The U.S. Secret Service is calling on the U.S. attorney to prosecute Shawn Usman with violating national defense airspace. The violation typically applies to aircraft and not small drones, but it is against the law … Continue reading »

Drone Crashes on White House Grounds

WAHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a “device” found on the White House grounds. It is being described as a small drone, according to a White House official. Emergency crews responded Monday morning. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest says early indications are that the device does not pose an on-going threat. President … Continue reading »

Farmers Use Technology and Drones

Dillon, SC (CNN) — Farming is becoming a job for older folks. It seems young adults aren’t drawn to the profession, but new technology hopes to change that. South Carolina is home to about 24,400 farms, according to the USDA. And as the average age of the average farmer grows older, many of those farmers … Continue reading »

Drone Research at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Oregon State University to conduct research on unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. Similar to remotely controlled aircrafts with a video camera, the small 30-40 pound devices are the source of much international debate. Are they an invasion of privacy? “Technology is good up … Continue reading »