drones http://waer.org en Crashed Air Force Drone was Flying with Gear that Couldn't Handle Cold http://waer.org/post/crashed-air-force-drone-was-flying-gear-couldnt-handle-cold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The remotely piloted Air National Guard drone that crashed last November into Lake Ontario was flying with equipment that likely couldn’t function properly in cold weather. &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:29:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 21186 at http://waer.org Crashed Air Force Drone was Flying with Gear that Couldn't Handle Cold 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 CNY Alliance, Griffiss Airport Win Federal Drone Testing Site http://waer.org/post/cny-alliance-griffiss-airport-win-federal-drone-testing-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Griffiss Airport in Rome has been awarded one of six test sites for drones that could bring more than a thousand jobs and $ millions in local revenues from Syracuse to Rome to Watertown.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:33:14 +0000 Chris Bolt 12543 at http://waer.org CNY Alliance, Griffiss Airport Win Federal Drone Testing Site 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 Dozens of arrests at large protest against unmanned, armed drones at Syracuse's Hancock Field http://waer.org/post/dozens-arrests-large-protest-against-unmanned-armed-drones-syracuses-hancock-field <p>About 250 anti-war protestors from across New York and several other states rallied at Hancock Air National Guard base Sunday to protest the military’s use of armed drones.&nbsp; The demonstrators wore long, black robes, carried fake coffins, and held pictures of innocent victims of drone strikes as they solemnly walked along Thompson Road to the base’s gates.&nbsp; They tapped drums and chanted “arrest the war criminals.”&nbsp; Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:10:31 +0000 Chris Bolt & Valerie Crowder 1311 at http://waer.org Dozens of arrests at large protest against unmanned, armed drones at Syracuse's Hancock Field