When the Miami-Dade Police Department acquired two drones in 2010 and then got FAA clearance to fly them, civil rights advocates warned the move was a harbinger of the Blade Runner police state to come when unmanned aircraft would hover outside every window. That privacy nightmare could still come t ... More >>
Look! In the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying drone with a camera strapped to it! Odds are you've seen the first two in Miami airspace. But so far, the only people to have spied the third in action are the folks in Miami-Dade Police Department training sessions.
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Blogs like Gizmodo erupted this weekend when a YouTube video surfaced showing a hovering, flashing drone flying above the crowds at last month's Memorial Day weekend in South Beach. The video was all the more eyebrow-raising because the Miami-Dade Police Department actually has a drone and is one of ... More >>
via You TubeDon't be surprised to see this guy at crime scenes now that MDPD has FAA clearance to fly it.Next time you barricade yourself inside a parking garage with an AK-47, keep an eye out for the flying garbage can. It weighs about 18 pounds, can hover in midair, and is loaded with video cam ... More >>
Sometimes it seems Miami International Airport is in the business of landing spots on various unflattering lists rather than landing plans. Well, they really could pay better attention to that whole landing airplanes thing, because according to Travel & Leisure, MIA is the sixth most dangerou ... More >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July.
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Carlos Gimenez A couple of blogs have been barking up a storm about certain real estate developers tied to dubious projects getting cozy with Julio Robaina, but Carlos Gimenez has his fair share as well. The donations reinforce the fact both candidates represent special interests and folks they w ... More >>
via HoneywellMiami Dade cops hope to soon start flying this robotic drone called the T-Hawk.In places such as Kabul, Gaza, and Baghdad, unmanned aerial vehicles hovering over homes, following suspects, and tracking enemies of the state are a daily reality. So where are the high-tech drones buzzin ... More >>
Miapolis at night.For nearly a decade, Guillermo Socarras has had a dream of constructing the world's tallest building in Miami. But plans have shifted. Backers, if they were ever really there, have backed out. The local economy, especially the building boom, has flat-lined. And just earlier this ... More >>
GAB via Flicker CCJust after midnight last November, Gordon and Barbara Taylor climbed into a privately-chartered, two-propeller airplane at Key West International Airport. Gordon, age 51, had a bad kidney and was on his way to surgery in Gainesville. So the small plane took off northbound in the ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsA Bell 407, the helicopter used by all four major local English stations. Now when local news stations whip the proverbial "it" out to compare they talk about HD capabilities, fancy websites, digital editing, and other boring tech things, but in simpler times the prize package, ... More >>
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.