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August 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

August 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

Here is your quick video guide to August 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Venus and Jupiter are visible at dawn, Saturn and Mars may be viewed at dusk, and you won’t need a telescope. Don’t forget this month is the annual Perseid meteor shower through 17 August.

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Barcelona Airport Near Miss Video

Barcelona Airport Near Miss Video

A video has emerged of an alleged near miss at Spain’s Barcelona Airport. The video was apparently shot by YouTube user Barcelona-El Prat In’tl whose name is actually Miguel Ángel, according to the description accompanying the video. It also says the incident aircraft were an UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) and an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV).

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FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled “FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators.” The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the “Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations.”

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FAA Considers Drone Exemption For Aerial Video Filming – MPAA

FAA Considers Drone Exemption For Aerial Video Filming – MPAA

Seven MPAA member aerial photo and video production companies have asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS aka Drones or RC helicopters) with FAA approval for the first time.

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