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AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:44
Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle! Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our hobby. Throughout these meetings, AMA emphasized their commitment to safety and education -- also highlighting examples of how flying model aircraft is a pathway to STEM-related to careers and the work we do to support local charities. Importantly, AMA discussed the upcoming FAA rule-makings for recreational UAS, and were encouraged by the positive dialogue. The FAA recognizes the importance of the model aviation community and wants to continue our longstanding partnership. On Capitol Hill, members of Congress pledged support to AMA and stand ready to weigh-in with the FAA on our behalf, as needed. DJI has released an open letter in which it expresses "deep disappointment" with the way drones were depicted in two reports televised by the BBC. The reports, one which aired in April and the second on July 1, focused on the dangers posed by drones operating near commercial airports. The BBC reports that DJI asserts that the reports were based on "hearsay" and say the broadcaster was not true to its public charge to "inform, educate and entertain." The FAA has announced new airspace restrictions effective today, July 11, 2019, on UAS attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations. The FAA has been cooperating with federal partners to address concerns about malicious drone operations by using the agency’s existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 99.7 (14 CFR § 99.7), Special Security Instructions, to establish UAS specific flight restrictions over select, national security sensitive locations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
Categories: space news

Airborne 07.10.19: One More Orbit, WomenVenture 12, Young Eagles & Sporty’s

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:44
Also: Saudi Drops 737 MAX, Tamarack Aerospace Update, Restrictions On Drones, NATA ‘One More Orbit’ is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet. The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration. The team will launch and complete the record attempt at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission started at 09:32 EDT, the same time as Apollo 11, on July 9. For the twelfth year, women attending EAA AirVenture will enjoy a show within a show as a host of WomenVenture activities take place. EAA WomenVenture is an annual celebration of women from all facets of the aviation community. Activities are scheduled during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (July 22-28) to provide women the opportunity to connect with other women who love aviation and build camaraderie within the EAA and WAI communities. EAA’s Young Eagles program which has provided over 2.1 million youth with free demonstration flight experiences, continues to guide young people toward a lifestyle of aviation by offering free enrollment in Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. The Young Eagles program achieved a major milestone on June 28, as 60,000 kids have now enrolled in the virtual pilot school. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Categories: space news

Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:44
Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements the agency says need to be addressed before it will allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service in Europe. The issues identified by EASA parallel the FAA's concerns. The FAA said that the agency "confirm(s) the specific matters being raised by EASA but said: “The FAA continues to work closely with other validating civil aviation authorities on our review of Boeing’s certification documentation for the 737 MAX. This process involves regular communications among all parties" but did not confirm the items specified by EASA. Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia, have announced their upcoming merger, with SCH owning up to approximately 49% of the company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in the second half of 2019, VG will be introduced as the first and only publicly traded commercial human spaceflight company. VG is a vertically integrated aerospace company specializing in commercial human spaceflight. Using proven and reusable technology, it intends to offer its customers a unique, multi-day experience culminating in a personal spaceflight that includes out-of-seat zero gravity and views of Planet Earth from space. British pilots Mike Roberts and Nicholas Rogers have successfully flown a Piper Malibu to 16 countries in 24 hours to claim a new World Record. Mike, owner of flying club and flight training school Take Flight Aviation, based at Wellesbourne Airfield, Warwickshire and Nicholas Rogers, a B737 Captain based at Birmingham Airport, undertook the challenge on Tuesday, June 25th. They now await formal verification of their feat from Guinness, which currently lists the most countries visited by a fixed wing aircraft in 24 hrs as 11. Mike and Nicholas embarked on the initiative to raise awareness of the ongoing campaign to Save Wellesbourne Airfield, which since 2015 has been under threat from closure from its Landlords. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Categories: space news

Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:43
Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements the agency says need to be addressed before it will allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service in Europe. The issues identified by EASA parallel the FAA's concerns. The FAA said that the agency "confirm(s) the specific matters being raised by EASA but said: “The FAA continues to work closely with other validating civil aviation authorities on our review of Boeing’s certification documentation for the 737 MAX. This process involves regular communications among all parties" but did not confirm the items specified by EASA. Virgin Galactic and Social Capital Hedosophia, have announced their upcoming merger, with SCH owning up to approximately 49% of the company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in the second half of 2019, VG will be introduced as the first and only publicly traded commercial human spaceflight company. VG is a vertically integrated aerospace company specializing in commercial human spaceflight. Using proven and reusable technology, it intends to offer its customers a unique, multi-day experience culminating in a personal spaceflight that includes out-of-seat zero gravity and views of Planet Earth from space. British pilots Mike Roberts and Nicholas Rogers have successfully flown a Piper Malibu to 16 countries in 24 hours to claim a new World Record. Mike, owner of flying club and flight training school Take Flight Aviation, based at Wellesbourne Airfield, Warwickshire and Nicholas Rogers, a B737 Captain based at Birmingham Airport, undertook the challenge on Tuesday, June 25th. They now await formal verification of their feat from Guinness, which currently lists the most countries visited by a fixed wing aircraft in 24 hrs as 11. Mike and Nicholas embarked on the initiative to raise awareness of the ongoing campaign to Save Wellesbourne Airfield, which since 2015 has been under threat from closure from its Landlords. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Categories: space news

AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:43
Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle! Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our hobby. Throughout these meetings, AMA emphasized their commitment to safety and education -- also highlighting examples of how flying model aircraft is a pathway to STEM-related to careers and the work we do to support local charities. Importantly, AMA discussed the upcoming FAA rule-makings for recreational UAS, and were encouraged by the positive dialogue. The FAA recognizes the importance of the model aviation community and wants to continue our longstanding partnership. On Capitol Hill, members of Congress pledged support to AMA and stand ready to weigh-in with the FAA on our behalf, as needed. DJI has released an open letter in which it expresses "deep disappointment" with the way drones were depicted in two reports televised by the BBC. The reports, one which aired in April and the second on July 1, focused on the dangers posed by drones operating near commercial airports. The BBC reports that DJI asserts that the reports were based on "hearsay" and say the broadcaster was not true to its public charge to "inform, educate and entertain." The FAA has announced new airspace restrictions effective today, July 11, 2019, on UAS attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations. The FAA has been cooperating with federal partners to address concerns about malicious drone operations by using the agency’s existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 99.7 (14 CFR § 99.7), Special Security Instructions, to establish UAS specific flight restrictions over select, national security sensitive locations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
Categories: space news

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:43
We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 20, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2019. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what’s really cool is not all about us or what we think, it’s about what the thousands of people think who attend this great adventure known as AirVenture. To help us share what’s really cool to you, we are initiating our first time ‘#OSH19Cool’ program that allows you to tweet us about your opinion of what is ‘so cool.’ No matter what it is, if it’s cool to you, it’s cool to us.
Categories: space news

Airborne-Unmanned 07.09.19: NUAIR-Flytrex, Airbus Delivers, Impossible Aerospace

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:43
Also: Oshkosh Coming Soon!, Drone Investment, DJI Objects, VerdeGo Aero Following tests completed by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, New York, Israel-based drone company Flytrex, has had the parachute on its package delivery drones validated as compliant with industry standards. This is the second parachute standard validation performed by NUAIR. Currently, the FAA prohibits most drones from being flown directly over people. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety mitigations in place including having a validated parachute. Airbus and the Hauts-de-France region have signed a partnership agreement to assess the economic development potential of air deliveries on a regional scale. The Hauts-de-France region aims to become Europe’s logistics hub. Regional authorities are particularly supporting the creation of the ‘e-valley’ park, a logistics park dedicated to new e-commerce services, on the site of the former Cambrai airbase. For this activity, air delivery is an innovative development focus. US-1 unmanned aircraft from aero-tech firm, Impossible Aerospace, made another public demonstration on Friday June 28th -- this time at a four-alarm construction site fire burning only minutes away from the company's Santa Clara headquarters. Equipped with thermal and optical sensors, the aircraft hovered on station for one hour and six minutes before the fire was extinguished. The US-1 delivered high-def thermal video to ground crews, allowing them to identify hot spots to share with first responders. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
Categories: space news

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.19)

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:26
“The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride. It is ideally suited to meet the needs of our customers on the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to London, Sao Paulo or Moscow. This order is a resounding example of our newest Global aircraft’s undeniable impact on the world of business aviation.” Source: Peter Likoray, Senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft, discussing the first order for a Global 5500 aircraft to be operated from the West Coast of the United States. This transaction is valued at $46 million at current list prices.
Categories: space news

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.19): Formation Flight

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:18
Formation Flight More than one aircraft which, by prior arrangement between the pilots, operate as a single aircraft with regard to navigation and position reporting. Separation between aircraft within the formation is the responsibility of the flight leader and the pilots of the other aircraft in the flight. This includes transition periods when aircraft within the formation are maneuvering to attain separation from each other to effect individual control and during join-up and breakaway.
Categories: space news

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.19)

Sat, 2019-07-13 21:07
Aero Linx: The 1-26 Association The Association is formed for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and promoting the sport of soaring in the Schweizer 1-26 sailplane; to establish standards for competition in the 1-26; to establish categories for record flights made in the 1-26; to disseminate information relating to the 1-26 and flights made in the 1-26, and to give recognition to its membership for accomplishments related to soaring in the 1-26. The Association's goal is to foster the helpfulness, the camaraderie, and the opportunity for head-to-head competition that is found in One Design groups in sailing. It is an organization of people who share the common ideal that soaring should be fun, not frantic - people who include pilots, families, crews and others who are interested. Membership is open to everyone. Owning a 1-26 or being a pilot is not required.
Categories: space news

Airborne 07.10.19: One More Orbit, WomenVenture 12, Young Eagles & Sporty’s

Fri, 2019-07-12 20:25
Also: Saudi Drops 737 MAX, Tamarack Aerospace Update, Restrictions On Drones, NATA ‘One More Orbit’ is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet. The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration. The team will launch and complete the record attempt at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo 11 launched their historic mission 50 years ago. The mission started at 09:32 EDT, the same time as Apollo 11, on July 9. For the twelfth year, women attending EAA AirVenture will enjoy a show within a show as a host of WomenVenture activities take place. EAA WomenVenture is an annual celebration of women from all facets of the aviation community. Activities are scheduled during the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (July 22-28) to provide women the opportunity to connect with other women who love aviation and build camaraderie within the EAA and WAI communities. EAA’s Young Eagles program which has provided over 2.1 million youth with free demonstration flight experiences, continues to guide young people toward a lifestyle of aviation by offering free enrollment in Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. The Young Eagles program achieved a major milestone on June 28, as 60,000 kids have now enrolled in the virtual pilot school. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Categories: space news

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

Fri, 2019-07-12 20:25
ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET.
Categories: space news

ATP Flight School Sponsors Free King Schools Flight Instructor Refresher Course

Fri, 2019-07-12 15:21
Program Open To ATP Graduates ATP Flight School now sponsors a free Flight Instructor Refresher Course with King Schools for ATP graduates through the no-fees ATP Alumni Association. With this partnership, Airline Career Pilot Program graduates past and present will be able to use King Schools' industry-leading courseware free of charge to renew their flight instructor certificate, as part of the ATP Alumni Association's commitment to the success of ATP graduates.
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AMA Drone Report 06.27.19: Drone Racing League, Drunk Drones, Bizarre UK Comment

Thu, 2019-07-11 21:06
Also: ANN Oshkosh Coverage, FT Aviator Drone Controller, DJI High-Security Solution, Wounded Eagle UAS The Drone Racing League has announced that it will organize its first large-scale ticketed event in the United States, a stop on its world tour at Chase Field in Phoenix. The 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season will include the event on September 8 at the home of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks. The event will also include a family-friendly zone that will include featuring DRL’s first live Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit event. AIRR features autonomous DRL drones that are flown by AI technology that were developed by the 2019 Lockheed Martin AlphaPilot Team-winning engineers. You just had to know THIS was coming... The Japanese parliament has passed a law making it a criminal offense to fly a drone while intoxicated. Those convicted of flying a drone weighing more than seven ounces while intoxicated can be fined up to 300,000 yen (approx. $2,800) and face up to a year in prison. The new law also lays out fines for pilots who fly their aircraft in an unsafe manner. For instance, if a pilot intentionally plunges a drone rapidly towards a crowd, he or she could be fined up to 500,000 yen (approx. $4,600). Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices, can now fly with greater ease, precision and confidence, with Fluidity Tech's FT Aviator. The FT Aviator is currently compatible with nearly all DJI drones and is available now for $299 on the Fluidity website. The price will go up to its ESP of $449 on July 1, 2019. Fluidity's uniquely-designed drone controller intuitively unlocks the human potential for drone flight with a more natural and exacting way of piloting. Traditional gaming-style, two-thumbed controllers are harder to master, and make it more difficult to obtain quality imagery while flying in dynamic, unscripted environments. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
Categories: space news

EASA And DGAC Of Mexico Formalize Partnership In Aviation Safety

Thu, 2019-07-11 15:13
Would Facilitate The Mexican DGAC Acceptance Or Validation Of EASA certificates EASA has concluded a Working Arrangement with the Directorat General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) of Mexico.
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