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Weaponized drones prompt flight restrictions

The Statue of Liberty, Hoover Dam, and Mount Rushmore are among 10 popular landmarks and attractions ruled off-limits to drones effective Oct. 5. The FAA imposed the new restrictions citing a request by “national security and law enforcement agencies.” …read more Via:: AOPA       

Giving Kids Wings aviation camp soars

A California educator and pilot wants to transform traditional high school curriculum by making “aviation as commonplace as algebra and history.” The idea of combining principles of aviation with conventional classroom learning occurred to Santa Barbara-based social studies teacher Dan Mikkelsen during a field trip to a general aviation airport. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Congress passes FAA funding extension

Both the House and Senate have passed a six-month FAA funding extension. The legislation, which does not contain language to remove air traffic control from the FAA, heads to President Donald Trump for his signature just days before the Sept. 30 funding deadline. …read more Via:: AOPA       

House passes FAA extension

With the Sept. 30 funding deadline approaching, the House of Representatives voted to pass a six-month FAA extension by a vote of 264 to 155. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Ontario airshow makes triumphant return

The theme was “Power and Pride” in Ontario, Canada, when Airshow London returned to town Sept. 22 to 24, drawing large crowds under bright, sunny skies. …read more Via:: AOPA