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MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of low-cost unmanned aircraft, sporting events ...

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Another Delta airport lands funding for taxiway, emergency rescue

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making more than $2 million available to rehabilitate a critical taxiway at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville and to purchase an emergency rescue vehicle. The FAA funding — consisting of $1.65 million in discretionary funding and $369,036 in entitlement funding — will enable the city of Greenville to rehabilitate an ...

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Unmanned aerial vehicles becoming new tool for farmers

STARKVILLE — It is hard to compare an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, but that is how the director of Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute sees it. “The plant is the patient, the agronomists are the doctors and I am the guy that works on the MRI machine,” Robert Moorhead said. UAVs are the ...

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Airport lands grants to refurbish 'touchdown zones'

While the news hasn’t been all good recently for Mississippi’s airports, one has landed two separate grants to rework its runways. The Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Authority has received two grants worth $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program for the reconstruction of the runway touchdown zones at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The reconstruction of the concrete touchdown zones ...

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FAA awards funding to airports for enhancements

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Aviation Administration is giving 14 Mississippi airports a total of more than $4.8 million to improve safety and operations. Airports at Bay St. Louis, Belzoni, Belmont, Clarksdale, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, the Golden Triangle, Grenada, Houston, Lexington, Madison, Okolona and Starkville are getting the Airport Improvement Program grants. The largest is $1 million to Golden Triangle ...

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Mississippi not among 6 states selected for FAA drone testing

Mississippi fell short in its bid to become a designated Federal Aviation Administration site for testing unmanned aircraft, or drones, for commercial use. Mississippi and its Southern neighbors had been considered long shots to be among the half dozen states selected by the Federal Aviation Administration, although aviation experts had said Alabama’s Huntsville, home of Marshal Space Center, would get ...

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Renovations underway at Golden Triangle airport

COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is undergoing a major renovation project with the help of a grant. WTVA TV reports a total of 171 yards of concrete were put down in about 3 1/2 hours yesterday morning. This will provide a base for asphalt to be put on the entrances and exits in and out of the taxiways. ...

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Cleveland has a new runway — time to party!

A Delta city has enhanced its airport, and it is throwing a party — as well it should. The Cleveland Municipal Airport recently completed construction of a new runway, and will host a Runway Grand Opening Air Show to celebrate. The event will be held Oct. 17, and according to The Bolivar Commercial will include a number of events, including ...

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Airport gets funding for improvements to handle larger aircraft

COLUMBUS — Golden Triangle Regional Airport has obtained $3.4 million in grants to pay for upgrades to the airport’s runway and taxiway and widening of the exits and entrances from the runway to the taxiway. Airport executive director Mike Hainsey told WTVA the work should allow the airport to handle larger aircraft with greater safety. “We might be able to ...

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FAA looking into crash of medical helicopter; pilot injured

CANTON — Federal authorities are investigating the emergency landing of a medical helicopter. The MedStat EMS Inc. helicopter was damaged while landing east of Canton Thursday night, reports WJTV-T. The pilot injured his back in the crash and was transported by a University of Mississippi Medical Center helicopter. The CEO of Winona-based MedStat says another of his company’s helicopters picked ...

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