Put down your tablet--unless you're flying a gyrocopter or a "drone", or you're sailing on a fan or jet-powered hovercraft, or a two wheeled hoverboard... And look up in the sky for new high-flying tech (HFT) or down the street to see a pack of kids coming, each on some one-wheeled thing--something new is upon us.
The stunt by Florida mailman Douglas Hughes showed the need for improved information-sharing and air security technology, the report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said.
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds has rejected two plea deals
By John Clarke Hughes told reporters outside the courthouse that he would not accept a plea deal that would involve several
Hughes pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay. If convicted of all charges, he could be sentenced to up
He is barred from returning to the District of Columbia except for court appearances and meetings with his attorney, the
And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.
Doug Hughes, a mailman from Florida who recently made headline news for flying his gyrocopter onto the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol Building has been charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace, which can potentially land him up to four years in prison, plus fines. I had the chance to interview him about his cause of getting money out of politics.
“I am actually pro-flying your campaign finance reform gyrocopter to Washington. Ride your campaign finance reform tractor
Hughes told the Tampa Bay Times before his trip that he planned to deliver letters to members of Congress to draw attention
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Capitol Police are looking into the gyrocopter incident along with
The Capitol Visitor's Center was temporarily locked down because of the incident, according to the AP. Read more on Hughes
Read more on On the ground, the tiny vehicle runs on three wheels like some kind of car/motorcycle hybrid. Once