KIEV, Ukraine — A haunting, abandoned amusement park. The tarnished Soviet hammer and sickle emblem atop an empty apartment complex. A forest rising from the cracks of a city square. Not a soul in sight. It’s a sprawling, decaying landscape overgrown with vegetation, a ghost city frozen in time View original article at Mashable

Despite the fact that drone flights are banned within five miles of U.S. airports, an alarming number of sightings have been reported by pilots in the last six months, with some coming perilously close to aircraft. The post Reports of drones flying close to aircraft on increase, FAA data reveals appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

[Ioannis Kedros] claims to be rather new to the game of building multi-rotor drones. You’d never know it looking at his latest creation. Yes, we’re talking about the quadcopter seen here, but it’s the core of the machine that’s so interesting. He came up with a PCB hub that allows multiple orientations to be used with the same board. These include tri-copter, and quadcopter with different strut angles for different applications View original article at Hack A Day

Slate MagazineFAA: Near-collisions between drones and airliners spikeFox NewsWASHINGTON – After decades of steady improvements in air travel, a new report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows a surge in near-collisions between commercial airliners and drones. Already this month, close calls have been reported from . View original article

Daily BeastFAA Finds Surge in Near-CollisionsDaily BeastA new report conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration shows a surge in small drones flying dangerously close to commercial airlines as they attempt to takeoff or land. Since July 1, pilots and air-traffic controllers have reported twenty-five instances.Drone Close Calls Near Airports Prompts FAA ActionABC News (blog)Reports of drone near-misses taking off, FAA records showThe HillConcern about drones as number of near misses surges in recent monthsTelegraph View original article