Disney Seeks FAA Permission to Use Drones in Theme Parks

400px-Disneyworld_fireworks_-_0215The Walt Disney World Co. has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for an exemption to fly drones at Walt Disney World.

The Walt Disney Company  has filed for an exception to Federal Aviation Administration rules in order to use drones for entertainment purposes at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California. The 48-page application was filed two months ago. Flying drones for commercial use is currently illegal except if an exemption is given by the FAA.

According to the application, Disney officials want to fly unmanned aircraft systems with LEDs called “Flixels” that would be used for park entertainment productions, including firework shows. Disney’s drones are based on traditional unmanned aircraft systems and feature control and positioning technology, onboard sensors Continue reading “Disney Seeks FAA Permission to Use Drones in Theme Parks”

Frontier Airlines Expands Service to Orlando International Airport

800px-Frontier_Airlines_Fawn_Airbus_A318-111_N808FRFrontier Airlines is expanding its services with 42 new non-stop routes across the country, including six new flights to Orlando International Airport. The first new service begins April 14 with flights to Nashville and Raleigh/Durham. The following day April 15, flights to Charlotte and New Orleans take off. Lastly,flights to Dallas and Fort Worth start June 16.
Frontier is also adding non-stop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Orlando International Airport, startig April 15. Continue reading “Frontier Airlines Expands Service to Orlando International Airport”

Historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to Reopen for Tours

800px-Rozewie_lighthouse_at_nightCape Canaveral’s historic lighthouse is set to reopen to the public on January 8 after being closed for two years. The pre-Civil War lighthouse had been closed to tourists because of budget cuts and security issues.The 151-foot tall lighthouse is reopening thanks to cooperation between the Air Force and the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. The lighthouse is the only fully operational one that is owned and operated by the Air Force.

The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation is a private organization devoted to Continue reading “Historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to Reopen for Tours”