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nbcdfw.com - A Johnson County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of pointing the beam of a laser at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

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Vaughan, York, ON, Canada (toronto.ctvnews.ca) - A 19-year-old has been charged after a laser was pointed at a police helicopter as it flew over the City of Vaughan.

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Oliver, BC, Canada (National Post) - A small drone intruded into the airspace above a B.C. wildfire Aug. 16, grounding an entire fleet of aircraft that was supposed to be working on the blaze.

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A new Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts owners and operators of possible overheated and melted connectors in the air conditioning wiring of a number of helicopters with Air Comm Corporation Supplemental Type Certificate installed.

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Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles Times) - Two people were arrested after a laser was pointed at a Los Angeles County sheriff's helicopter during a training exercise. Since 2010, the department's aircraft have been struck by lasers 35 times, including six incidents this year.

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Fresno, Calif. (abc30) - A drone almost hit a Fresno SkyLife helicopter on Aug. 12. The close encounter happened 1,000 feet in the air, roughly two miles away from Fresno Yosemite International Airport. "We didn't see it until it pretty much got right up on us; it passed right behind us," the pilot said.

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On August 6, the FAA issued a Flight Advisory which outlines the effects, dates, times, and geographical range of GPS interference testing being performed by the Department of Defense in Southern California. This testing has a significant potential to make GPS navigation technology unreliable for up to six hours during several multiple-day periods this month.

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Wildlife strike reporting for both commercial and general aviation airports continues to increase, according to a new report by renowned wildlife expert Dr. Richard A. Dolbeer. At the request of the FAA, Dolbeer recently published the wildlife report.

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coastguardnews.com - A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City made a precautionary emergency landing Aug. 2. The helicopter was experiencing mechanical issues when the four-person crew made the decision to land at Richmond Country Club in Staten Island, New York.

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Due to resurfacing of the Mountain Home Air Force Base runway, F15 fighter jets are scheduled to be operating out of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI) from August 3-24, 2015. The F15s will depart and return continuously between the hours of 0800-1900 Local, Monday through Friday.

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