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Strong-armed by the "Quiet Birdmen"? by [email protected]
On Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 5:23:17 PM UTC-8, wrote: Please humor me... What's with this group known as the "Quiet Birdmen"? I'm a free-lance writer with little or no interest in aviation. However, through a fortuitous turn of events, I stumbled across...
July 4th 18 05:26 AM
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Former Meigs Site Ideal for Outdoor Fests, Too Remote for Vegas StyleSnipers ! by [email protected]
https://lakeshakefestival.com/schedule/ Vacuums worked to suck up the water from Northerly Island, ahead of the three-day country music festival that is underway. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports the organizers of the music fest don’t want Northerly Island to turn into a mud fest, so they’re...
June 24th 18 07:19 PM
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Privatization Fight Continues by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Privatization-Fight-Continues-230992-1.html Privatization Fight Continues By Russ Niles | June 18, 2018 To no ones surprise, those in favor of splitting air traffic control from the FAA are busy planning their next move. After a last-minute grassroots...
June 22nd 18 03:17 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Court Denies Santa Monica (KSMO) NBAA Petition to save the embattled Santa Monica Airport by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Court-Denies-Santa-Monica-Petition-230973-1.html Court Denies Santa Monica Petition By Kate O'Connor | June 13, 2018 Efforts to save the embattled Santa Monica Airport suffered a setback this week when a court denied an NBAA petition claiming the...
June 15th 18 05:20 PM
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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Go Flying by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/videos/Hydrogen-Fuel-Cells-Go-Flying-230883-1.html Hydrogen Fuel Cells Go Flying By Paul Bertorelli | May 25, 2018 While drone makers and would-be electric aircraft manufacturers are waiting for better batteries, hydrogen fuel cells are rapidly becoming a reality. In this...
May 29th 18 06:39 PM
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Flight Sharing Expands In Europe by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Flight-Sharing-Expands-In-Europe-230794-1.html By Jason Baker and Mary Grady , Contributors | May 8, 2018 Flight sharing via app has been stymied https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Flight-Sharing-Back-In-Play-230636-1.html so far for private pilots in the...
May 9th 18 04:07 PM
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Surefly passenger drone performs first manned flight by Larry Dighera
https://newatlas.com/surefly-manned-flight/54487/ Surefly passenger drone performs first manned flight Video: https://youtu.be/5yFZAPdYCck Web: http://workhorse.com/surefly 70 mph top speed Nick Lavars
May 4th 18 04:42 PM
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GPS Jamming: Major Threat To Drones by Larry Dighera
One wonders how this forecast of "GPS (or GNSS) jamming and spoofing" might impact ADS-B and NextGen (not to mention GPS approaches) both dependent on GPS? https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/GPS-Jamming-Major-Threat-to-Drone-230749-1.html GPS Jamming: Major Threat To Drones By Paul...
May 2nd 18 04:48 PM
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DOT Moves To Monetize Drones by Larry Dighera
This is going to be interesting. I'm wondering how 91.113 See-And-Avoid will be accomplished by UAS operators. The FAA will have its hands full managing swarms of drones at low level within the NAS posing a MAC hazard to piloted flight operations of helos, and landing and departing flights. What...
May 2nd 18 04:40 PM
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Electric-Powered Pylon Racing Planned by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Electric-Powered-Pylon-Racing-Planned-230723-1.html Electric-Powered Pylon Racing Planned By Mary Grady , Contributing editor | April 24, 2018 The first pylon race to feature all-electric aircraft is in the works for 2020, the organizers recently announced....
April 24th 18 11:53 PM
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First Flight For Electric Sun Flyer 2 by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/101/4011-full.html First Flight For Sun Flyer 2 Mary Grady The prototype Sun Flyer 2 two-seat electric-powered airplane has flown successfully for the first time, Bye Aerospace announced on Wednesday. We are excited about the future and the potential...
April 15th 18 02:16 PM
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SMO Reports Fewer Jets, More Helicopters by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/SMO-Reports-Fewer-Jets-More-Helicopters-230473-1.html SMO Reports Fewer Jets, More Helicopters By Mary Grady | March 21, 2018 The operators of Santa Monica Airport shortened the sole runway in December, but the airports...
April 14th 18 02:24 AM
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Terrafugia, Inc. to bring the first practical flying car to market by Larry Dighera
Terrafugia, Inc. To Create 130 New U.S. Jobs Geely Holding's acquisition leads to expansion across all departments Woburn, MA April 10, 2018 Terrafugia, Inc. created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year....
April 10th 18 04:37 PM
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Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say by Larry Dighera
The FAA intends to abandon radar, and rely on GPS-based ADS-B for NextGen ATC despite its proven vulnerability. Space-based satellite communications signals are puny and easily overwhelmed by ground-based higher powered transmitters, but NextGen is dependent on satellite communications. Is this a...
April 10th 18 02:42 PM
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Siemens Electric Airplane Makes U.S. Debut by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Siemens-Electric-Airplane-Makes-US-Debut-230531-1.html Siemens Electric Airplane Makes U.S. Debut By Mary Grady | March 29, 2018 Siemens brought its prototype electric aircraft to the U.S. this week for the first time, showcasing the airplane at the...
April 5th 18 03:36 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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FAA OKs Drones On Airport by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/101/3976-full.html FAA OKs Drones On Airport Mary Grady Drone flights are restricted within 5 miles of an airport, unless the FAA gives advance permission, but now the FAA is beginning to approve flights within the airport boundaries for professional...
March 23rd 18 06:07 PM
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How drones are lowering the cost of clean energy by Larry Dighera
Here's a potential employment opportunity for licensed pilots: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-drones-are-lowering-cost-clean-energy How drones are lowering the cost of clean energy Katie Fehrenbacher Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 2:00am
March 15th 18 07:37 PM
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FAA Poorly Managed NextGen Funding by Larry Dighera
FAA Poorly Managed NextGen Funding By AVweb Staff | March 11, 2018 A new report this month from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) https://www.oig.dot.gov/sites/default/files/FAA%20NextGen%20Developmental%20Funding%20Audit%20Final%20Report.pdf says the Federal Aviation Administration...
March 12th 18 07:01 PM
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Personal drone' sparks 335-acre wildfire north of Flagstaff by Larry Dighera
Once again the FAA makes absolutely NO Sense. So if I am a hobbyist who knows NOTHING about airspace, flight paths, regulations, etc. I can just call up the local tower tell them I am flying and where.....if I even know my true relationship to the tower, and I can fly my drone. But If I am a Part...
March 9th 18 05:03 PM
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FAA Expands Drone Access To Airspace by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Expands-Drone-Access-To-Airspace-230405-1.html FAA Expands Drone Access To Airspace By Mary Grady | March 7, 2018 The FAA is expanding a program that will provide near real-time processing of requests for access to controlled airspace from...
March 9th 18 04:54 PM
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