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    Book Discussion on Birdmen

    Lawrence Goldstone talked about his book, Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, in which he recounts the competition between the Wright brothers…

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    Wireless Technology and Public Safety

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on the rules governing the construction, marking, and lighting of antenna towers. They approved changes meant to help…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Closing Keynote

    Garrett Reisman delivered the closing keynote address at the 2014 Air Safety Forum. He spoke about the future of human space flight and technology

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Modernizing Airspace System

    Experts from two think tanks and the union representing air traffic controllers talked about modernizing and funding of the National Airspace System and the FAA’s Next Generation Air…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Pilot Health

    Aeromedical experts talked about occupational safety and pilot health issues Topics included obstructive sleep apnea, psychological disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse.  This…

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    2014 Air Safety Forum, Panel on Regulation

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation, Organization and Transit Canada talked about air transportation regulatory issues. The discussed…

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    Anti-Missile Defense Systems on Commercial Flights

    Tim Starks talked about the debate over requiring anti-missile defense systems on the belly of U.S. commercial airplanes in light of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the…

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    Consumer Drones

    Robot and drone manufacturers, software developers, and drone photographers talked about the future of rapidly developing consumer drone technology. Uses such as taking picture, mapping…

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    Search for Amelia Earhart

    Andrew Jampoler talked about the mystery of Amelia Earhart. The aviatrix and her navigator disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937. Mr. Jampoler summarized her story, detailed…

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    LAX Shooting and Airport Emergency Response

    Officials from Los Angeles World Airports (LAX), the Transportation Security Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees testified at a field hearing at LAX on…

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    Keith Laing on Airport Security

    Keith Laing was interviewed by phone about airport security. Among the issues he talked about a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Hawaii in which a 16-year old stowed away in…

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    Virginia Tech's Drone Research Facility

    Craig Woolsey talked about the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems, an autonomous vehicle research facility at Virginia Tech. This segment was part of a “Washington Journal”…

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    Testing Drone Techonology

    Jon Greene talked about the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science’s joint drone testing project with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This…

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    Regulating Unmanned Aircraft Technology

    Michael Toscano spoke by phone about the potential domestic and international uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and rules and regulations for the technology.  This segment was…

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    Privacy Laws Related to the Use of Drones

    Jeramie Scott spoke by phone about the privacy issues related to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by law enforcement agencies. This segment was part of a “Washington…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Michael Toscano, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems…

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    Overview of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS)

    Brian Fung talked about federal laws that apply to commercial and hobbyist unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use. He also spoke about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

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    Amelia Earhart Expedition

    Members of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) talked about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. TIGHAR began investigating the disappearance in 1988. They…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Department of Defense Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters on a variety of issues, including the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Afghanistan, and Russian…

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    Aircraft Tracking and Aviation Safety

    Professor Kenneth Button discussed the ongoing mystery of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. He talked about whether the incident could prompt changes in aircraft tracking…

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