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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11/21/2016 9:04:19 AM North Carolina Division of Aviation Social Media Lifts Off
Raleigh – The North Carolina Division of Aviation has launched social media pages on Facebook (@NCDivisionofAviation), Twitter (@NCAviation), and Instagram (@NCAviation). The pages will provide aviation-related news and updates,...
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6/22/2016 4:09:38 PM Federal Aviation Administration Announces New Drone Rules
RALEIGH – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled new rules for drone operators on June 21. The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand the new rules and how they impact drone...
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6/17/2016 10:46:17 AM There’s Still Time to Sign Up for Aviation Education Summer Camps in NC
RALEIGH – Students interested in aviation can explore the field this June and July through summer camps across the state. The Aviation Career Education camps, made possible by grants from the N.C. Department of Transportation’s...
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