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Man Fined $20,000 After His Runaway Drone Landed at a Major Airport

A California man is learning the hard way that you ignore the FAA's drone regulations at your own risk. He is facing nearly $20,000 in fines from the federal government after his runaway drone flew over the Las Vegas strip and landed next to an active runway at Las Vegas' main airport.

Beware: New 3D Airport Scanners Will Wipe Unprocessed Camera Film

Airports around the United States are getting futuristic new CT scanners that give the TSA an instant 3D view of carry-on luggage contents, but the new scanners are a development film photographers should be wary of -- they can reportedly wipe out your unprocessed film with a single scan.

US Drone Pilots Can Now Get Near-Real Time FAA Airspace Authorization

If you're a recreational drone user in the United States, there's cause to celebrate. Yesterday, the FAA announced that they have expanded their LAANC system to include recreational drone pilots, allowing users to get "near-real time" approval to fly in controlled airspace, as long as you stay below 400ft.

This Airport Made Fence Holes for Planespotting Photographers

There's a large community of planespotting photographers around the world who camp out at airports to photograph airplanes arriving and departing. A major airport in Canada has decided to serve its local photographers by creating dedicated holes in its fences for camera lenses to poke through.

Gatwick Airport Shut Down by Drones, 100,000+ Delayed, Military Called In

London's Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest in the UK, has been shut down after two drones were reportedly spotted flying near the airfield. Over 100,000 passengers and over 750 flights may be affected in just 24 hours, and the military has been called in to support local police in handling the chaos that has ensued.

‘Rain Bomb’ Captured by Airport Cam

Microbursts are intense small-scale downdrafts that can dump a huge amount of rain on a small area in a short period of time. From a distance, the phenomenon looks like a pillar of water crashing down on the Earth. In Arizona, an airport security camera just captured one of these "rain bombs."

Drone Pilot Dive Bombs Passenger Jet

A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone "dive bombing" a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above.

Camera Battery Explodes at Airport, Sparking Panic

Orlando International Airport received a scare yesterday when some travelers heard what appeared to be a loud gunshot. After the commotion had settled down, it turns out that one person's lithium ion camera battery had exploded.

Drone Hits Passenger Plane in Canada

A drone struck a passenger plane in the skies over Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, the first time there has been a collision between a drone and a plane in Canada, the country's Minister of Transport says. The drone owner was flying illegally in a no-fly zone.

Photog Kicked Off Plane for Trying to Be a Responsible Drone Owner

Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE recently got kicked off his Southwest Airlines flight. And according to Smith, it wasn't because he was carrying something dangerous or causing a scene or taking pictures when he wasn't allowed—no, he was kicked off for being a responsible drone owner.