If an individual offers free shipping in association with a purchase or other offer, FAA would construe the shipping to be in furtherance of a business purpose, and thus, the operation would not fall within the statutory requirement of recreation or hobby purpose.The Federal Aviation Administration, in a footnote intended to block the usage of drones for shipping purposes. Essentially, this rule was written to specifically block Amazon’s Prime Air.
The past few months have revealed an American obsession with drones that touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Unfortunately for vulnerable civilians in other countries, we’re obsessing over the wrong drones.The more drones we worry about, the less we care about what matters, Vanity Fair’s Kia Makarechi writes on the new drone age we are entering. source
Syria remains the deadliest part of the world for journalists, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which says that 70 journalists died on the job this year.
Lesson of the day: Don’t sample the audio from the Challenger crash for a pop song. It doesn’t work, even if you’re Beyoncé.
Fewer than half of all Republicans believe evolution is a thing, according to a new poll.
It took just 12 hours for five separate NFL teams to fire their coaches.
The FAA is testing drones in these states.
Amazon.com Inc., which has an employee on the committee, said in a statement that it has worked on this issue for years, including testing an airplane packed full of Kindles. It said the report “is a big win for customers and, frankly, it’s about time.”Sure, this FAA in-flight electronics thing is kind of a big deal, but I’m sorta focused on imagining an Amazon-chartered plane full of Kindles right now.
EDIT: As pointed out by Alex Fitzpatrick below, it’s not a direct reaction to the crash; the Buffalo crash in 2009 was also taken into account.