Clarification: Only aircraft under direction of St. Louis, Mo., County police allowed over Ferguson during upcoming week, FAA says; St. Louis airport flights exempt from restriction, which covers flights up to 3,000 feet - @stltoday
More: St. Louis airport director says a shot was fired in the air sometime Sunday morning while a helicopter was flying over; 'It doesn't mean it was shooting at the helicopter,' but FAA temporary flying order was put in place - @kmoxnews
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.