9/18/2017 9:22:36 AM NCDOT to Host Drone Workshop in Wilmington
WILMINGTON –  The N.C. Department of Transportation is excited to announce a drone workshop for commercial and government operators on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the McKeithan Center on the Cape Fear Community College North Campus. The...
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7/27/2017 8:50:45 AM NCDOT Hosts First Drone Workshop for Government and Commercial Operators
CHARLOTTE –  The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to show that drones can do much more than just take nice pictures and race each other. A capacity crowd was on hand Thursday as NCDOT’s Division of Aviation UAS Program Office...
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7/25/2017 2:37:35 PM New Drone Laws to Take Effect
RALEIGH – As drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), become more common, North Carolina’s laws are changing to stay up-to-date with this fast-growing industry.  Governor Roy Cooper has signed two bills sent to his desk by...
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7/5/2017 2:36:06 PM Drone Users Reminded to Fly Safe This Summer
RALEIGH – With summer officially here, more and more drone operators are heading outdoors to enjoy this technology.  An estimated 19,000 North Carolinians now own and operate drones for recreational purposes.  “Drones are an exciting...
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6/12/2017 8:45:11 AM Improvements Coming to 11 NC Airports
Improvements Coming to 11 NC Airports RALEIGH – Improvements are on the way for 11 airports across North Carolina following the approval of $35.4 million in state funding for aviation projects by the N.C. Board of Transportation. In...
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3/29/2017 1:53:19 PM NC Student Places in National Aviation Art Contest
RALEIGH – Green Hope High School student Cameron Fitz is being recognized for placing third at the national level in the 2017 Aviation Art Contest. Fitz, 17, placed second in this year’s state competition, sponsored by the N.C. Department...
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2/17/2017 4:32:59 PM 2017 NC Aviation Art Contest Winners Announced
RALEIGH – Nine students from communities throughout North Carolina are being recognized for their original artwork submitted to the 2017 Aviation Art Contest. More than a thousand students participated in this year’s competition, sponsored...
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2/1/2017 6:26:04 AM NCDOT Works to Integrate Drones in Emergency Response
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is exploring how to best implement unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into future disaster relief efforts. The department’s Division of Aviation recently collaborated with nearly 50 state...
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12/6/2016 4:27:31 PM Don’t Let Your Drone Land You on the Naughty List this Holiday Season
RALEIGH – One of the gifts most likely to top wish lists for kids and adults alike this holiday season is a drone. Retailers estimate as many as 1.2 million unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, will be sold by the end of December, a 112...
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12/2/2016 4:27:41 PM Get Informed on Drone Safety This Holiday Season
RALEIGH – This holiday season, don’t end up on the naughty list by ignoring guidelines for recreational drone use. Whether they’re called quadcopters, radio controlled planes, or any of the high tech brand names, drones are expected to be...
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