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SoLong Solar-Electric UAV 48 hour flight by Larry Dighera
The era of silent, zero emission flight is upon us. Never run out of fuel again. http://www.acpropulsion.com/whats_new.htm AC Propulsion SoLong UAV Flies for 48 Hours on Sunlight Two Nights Aloft Opens New Era of Sustainable Flight Desert Center, California Friday, June 3, 2005
September 25th 16 08:01 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Entitled Dare Devils Wreck Another Private Home by [email protected]
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/plane-crashes-into-house-skydive-pilot-called-tower-to-report/article_89341150-7f56-11e6-8378-b317a021b079.html "GILBERT — The pilot of a burning plane radioed into the tower to say, “fire on the wing, fire in the airplane,”...
September 24th 16 02:34 AM
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FBOs Evicted At Santa Monica Airport by Larry Dighera
It would seem to me, that the City of Santa Monica committed malfeasance in office by permitting residential development adjacent to the airport many years ago. Perhaps the City should face charges and be held accountable for their actions, if justice is to be served. If the City of Santa...
September 24th 16 02:32 AM
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NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015 by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/NTSB-GA-Fatalities-Drop-In-2015-227004-1.html NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015 By Elaine Kauh | September 22, 2016 General aviation accident rates dropped in 2015 amid a rise in flight hours, according to...
September 23rd 16 02:19 PM
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Landing glider student told to hold for the inbound helicopter traffic by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/shortfinal/Short-Final-Humor-On-The-Radio-226977-1.html September 19, 2016 Short Final The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff. Glider Student: "Santa Ynez Tower, Glider 28 Tango, ...
September 20th 16 10:20 AM
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Another Boeing Boondoggle Creates Potential Hazard In Skies Over Los Angeles by Larry Dighera
Another Boeing Boondoggle Creates Potential Hazard In Skies Over Los Angeles Call me Chicken Little, but.... I take issue with this quote from the following article: "The Metroplex system relies on sophisticated automation and global positioning satellites that will let controllers and...
September 14th 16 08:16 PM
by Peter Stickney[_2_] Go to last post
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FAA Rebates For ADS-B Start Next Week by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Rebates-For-ADS-B-Start-Next-Week-226945-1.html FAA Rebates For ADS-B Start Next Week By Mary Grady The FAA said on Tuesday it will launch its ADS-B $500 rebate program next Monday, Sept. 19. The program will fund 20,0000 rebates, available on...
September 14th 16 06:23 PM
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NTSB Report: ATC Needs Better Emergency Training by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/NTSB-Report-ATC-Needs-Better-Emergency-Training-226902-1.html NTSB Report: ATC Needs Better Emergency Training By Mary Grady Air traffic controllers need better training in how to assist aircraft in distress, the NTSB says in a...
September 14th 16 01:41 AM
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Garmin 496 PIREP -- Navigating while Driving by Jay Honeck
Okay, so it's not quite aviation related, but we DID use the 496's capability today to navigate by road to Blakesburg -- the annual AAA (Antique Aircraft Association) fly-in. (Which was fantastic, by the way. It runs through the weekend, so I urge you to check it out!) This morning we were...
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August 21st 16 10:29 PM
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Cobalt Valkyrie - Best New Design in Personal Aircraft by [email protected]
wrote: Cobalts mission is to transform the private aircraft experience with a new category of planes that are design-centric, stunningly sleek, modern, as well as super fast, safe and easy to fly. Cobalt’s founder and CEO, David Loury, an aerospace engineer, French...
August 8th 16 12:47 AM
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Cobalt Valkyrie - Best New Design in Personal Aircraft by Larry Dighera
On Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:24:32 -0700 (PDT), wrote: Cobalts mission is to transform the private aircraft experience with a new category of planes that are design-centric, stunningly sleek, modern, as well as super fast, safe and easy to fly. Cobalts founder and CEO, David...
August 7th 16 03:16 PM
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First Commercial Drone Delivery From 7-Eleven by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/First-Commercial-Drone-Delivery-From-7-Eleven-226712-1.html First Commercial Drone Delivery From 7-Eleven By Mary Grady The first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone delivery to a customers doorstep has been completed, with an OK from the FAA,...
August 2nd 16 08:03 PM
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High Wing Planes are Better Than Low Wing Planes by [email protected]
And that's why you never see low-winged birds. ---- High-Wing vs Low-Wing Airplanes by Stephen Lewis Anyone contemplating the purchase of a single-engine airplane has numerous factors to consider prior to committing to buy. Among the items that warrant attention are acquisition price,...
July 26th 16 12:51 AM
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Senate and House have Approved Third-Class Medical Reform by Larry Dighera
On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:37:30 -0000, wrote: Personally, I thought the medical requirements were a hold over of WWII fighter pilot requirments. -- Jim Pennino
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July 25th 16 11:44 PM
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Facebook's massive solar-powered drone takes its first flight by Larry Dighera
It's beginning to look like solar powered flight is here to stay. Of course, Dr. Paul MacCready http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mac0bio-1 was the pioneer, among his many aviation accomplishments, but with a successful solar powered circumnavigation of our world completed last week, and...
July 25th 16 03:25 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market by Larry Dighera
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-considering-19-seat-hybrid-electric-aircraft-427715/ Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market 21 July, 2016 BY: Stephen Trimble Washington DC Airbus is now considering general aviation designs with up...
July 24th 16 04:00 AM
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Flunking your Light Sport Medical (Calif) by [email protected]
In order to fly as a Light Sport Pilot you must hold a valid, unrestricted driver's license. However in all states you can lose your driving privileges due to medical reasons. So, in effect, you fail your Light Sport medical. California: If you suffer from certain physical or mental conditions,...
July 24th 16 03:59 AM
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Solar Impulse Giveaway by Larry Dighera
Win a Solar Prize! Be one of the winners to take a piece of Solar Impulse home with you! All you have to do to participate is enter your email address below. http://www.solarimpulse.com/solar-prize Prize #1 Stromer Ground Crew Limited Edition e-bike Prize #2
July 21st 16 08:18 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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The number of registered drone operators exceeds the number of manned aircraft pilots by Larry Dighera
Drone Avoidance: More Than Flying High By Rick Durden Without nearly enough fanfare, some excellent guidance on a subject that is becoming increasingly critical for pilots was released two weeks ago. Entitled Flight Safety in the Drone Age...
July 14th 16 09:41 PM
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Warm air doesn't "hold more water vapor" than cool air by [email protected]
Humidity also plays a part in this scenario. Although it is not a major factor in computing density altitude, high humidity has an effect on engine power. The high level of water vapor in the air reduces the amount of air available for combustion and results in an enriched mixture and reduced...
July 6th 16 06:13 PM
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