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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee to propose investments at Kent State Airport, new capital projects

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee agreed to recommend investing in an airport runway project and new training aircraft for aeronautics students at its committee meeting Wednesday....

A balloon flies in the sky over Billings, Montana, on February 1, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media.
Chase Doak/Reuters

US fighter jets shoot down Chinese spy balloon off East Coast

(CNN) -- US military fighter jets shot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Saturday. President...

FAA predicts increase in drone purchases, pushes for public safety regulations

Natalie Meek December 12, 2017

Before breaking open the new drone received during the holiday break, remember there are important steps to take to avoid potentially dangerous mistakes.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) describes...

MAVIC Pro sits on a bench at the Kent State Golf Course on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Students use this type of drone to shoot footage and train with.

New course teaches drone piloting skills

Ray Padilla June 8, 2017

Students in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aerial Camera Ops course walked through the knee-high grass at the now-defunct Kent State Golf Course. The students took out their drones, placing them on...

Photo courtesy of Kent State Compliance and Risk Management.

Department of Public Safety sets guidelines for drone use on campus

Ben VanHoose January 27, 2016

Students returning to campus after winter break that brought back shiny, new drones may have a few more hoops to jump through before taking it to the skies.In response to the recent spike in popularity...

Kent State holds meeting to determine university airport’s future

Chelsea Graff July 29, 2015

Kent State held a final meeting Tuesday to present drafts for a new master plan for the Kent State University Airport and receive feedback from community members.The meeting opened with a review of the...

A view of the Kent State airfield during the annual Aviation Heritage Festival on Sept. 13, 2014.

Aeronautics program seeks options to improve runway, airport hangar

Andrew Bugel November 23, 2014

Members of the Kent State aviation program have started to address the needs and possible changes the Kent State University airport will undergo to adapt to the aviation curriculum.The program hosted a...

Vietnam says it may have found missing jet’s door

Chris Brummitt, AP and Eileen Ng, AP March 9, 2014

Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated...

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