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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 airport’s...
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
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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 05:07 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 06:37 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 06:01 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 04:03 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 03:54 PM
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Identify this taildragger by Danl J
I have a friend who bought an airplane in 1962, and he cannot remember the make. It was a white or cream taildragger with tandem seating and a control stick rather than a yoke. It was a high-wing airplane, and it was easy to fly. He bought it when he was 15, for $600, and his only training was...
February 25th 18 02:35 PM
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AOPA, NBAA Decry WSJ’s ATC Stand by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/AOPA-NBAA-Decry-WSJs-ATC-Stand-230331-1.html AOPA, NBAA Decry WSJ’s ATC Stand By Mary Grady | February 19, 2018 A Wall Street Journal editorial last week said it would be a good idea to privatize the air traffic control system, and singled out the opposition...
February 21st 18 05:19 PM
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Pete McLeod 1st place 2018 Red Bull Air Race Championship, exceeding 12Gs in-flight by Larry Dighera
Video: https://youtu.be/9sDzuROWm4g https://youtu.be/W3AFS3lD2l0 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunderbay-pete-mcleod-2018-1.4524330 Red Lake, Ont., air racer talks 1st 2018 competition, exceeding 12Gs in-flight Pete McLeod posted a 'Did Not Finish' due to excessive G-forces
February 10th 18 02:49 PM
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China taps Piper to supply 152 GA training aircraft by Larry Dighera
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/february/07/piper-wins-record-order-for-152-training-aircraft Piper wins record order for 152 training aircraft Order announced at Singapore Airshow February 7, 2018 By David Tulis Piper Aircraft Inc. scored a big win with firm orders for 152...
February 10th 18 02:32 PM
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Don’t privatize Air Traffic Control by Larry Dighera
http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/5984192-151/guest-column-dont-privatize-air-traffic-control Guest column: Don’t privatize Air Traffic Control Published Feb. 8, 2018 at 09:30PM (Andy Tullis/Bulletin photo) It’s hard to fathom the Washington, D.C., interest in privately contracting the...
February 10th 18 02:24 PM
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Ehang flying taxi shown lifting passengers into the air for the first time by Larry Dighera
Don't miss this video: https://youtu.be/Mr1V-r2YxME https://newatlas.com/ehang-taxi-drone-manned-flight-tests/53270/ Ehang flying taxi shown lifting passengers into the air for the first time
February 6th 18 05:52 PM
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Electric self-piloted Airbus VTOL aircraft completes first full-scale test flight by Larry Dighera
https://newatlas.com/airbus-vtol-vahana-first-test-flight/53228/Electric self-piloted Airbus VTOL aircraft completes first full-scale test flight The race is most certainly heating up in the world of autonomous flying taxis. From the Intel-backed Volocopter's recent debut at CES to Ehang's...
February 5th 18 02:44 PM
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Intel leads $100 million in new funding for Joby's tilt-rotor flying taxi by Larry Dighera
If the possibility of engine failure is doubled in a twin, what are the chances with 12 engines? :-) ------------------- https://newatlas.com/joby-aviation-funding/53232/ Intel leads $100 million in new funding for Joby's tilt-rotor flying taxi Joby hopes to cut down on traffic and pollution in...
February 2nd 18 04:57 PM
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NOVA PRESENTS: The Impossible Flight, January 31 at 9 pm on PBS by Larry Dighera
NOVA PRESENTS “The Impossible Flight” Airing Wednesday, January 31 at 9 pm on PBS On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant engineers, two...
January 30th 18 01:51 PM
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Boeing HorizonX Invests in Advanced Battery Technology: unmatched energy density and reliability by Larry Dighera
Subject: Boeing HorizonX Invests in Advanced Battery Technology Startup Cuberg From: Boeing News Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:49:57 +0000 (UTC) News Release Issued: Jan 29, 2018 (10:47am EST) To view this release online and get more information about Boeing, visit:...
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