Upstate Drones http://waer.org en Drone Protesters Trial Continues in DeWitt http://waer.org/post/drone-protesters-trial-continues-dewitt <p>After nearly a three-week break, the trial for 16 protesters of drone warfare resumed Thursday at DeWitt town court. &nbsp;The defendants, known initially as th<a href="http://waer.org/post/dozens-arrests-large-protest-against-unmanned-armed-drones-syracuses-hancock-field">e Hancock 17, were arrested in October of 2012</a> after they blocked three gates at Hancock Air National Guard Base. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:01:36 +0000 Hannah Warren & Brett Samuels 13449 at http://waer.org Drone Protesters Trial Continues in DeWitt Drones Over Syracuse and Upstate NY? FAA Talks to Syracuse Lawmakers http://waer.org/post/drones-over-syracuse-and-upstate-ny-faa-talks-syracuse-lawmakers <p>Discussion about the future use of drones in Upstate New York was flying back and forth at Thursday's Common Council Meeting.&nbsp;&nbsp; Syracuse meets the requirements to serve as an F-A-A test site for these unmanned vehicles. Centerstate C-E-O’s Deb Warner explains NUAIR’s intent.</p><p><em>“The FAA test sites are focused on one thing, mainly: safety. The job of these test sites is to do research and collect data for the FAA so that remotely piloted vehicles and their systems can be safely integrated into the national airspace.”</em></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:17:42 +0000 Maximillian Eyle & John Smith 4163 at http://waer.org Drones Over Syracuse and Upstate NY? FAA Talks to Syracuse Lawmakers