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Drones Heading For The NAS by Larry Dighera
A few years ago on a VFR flight plan near Victorville, I encountered a UAV while en route from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara. While at 8500 feet, ATC called traffic 5 miles at my altitude. Subsequent calls to the UAV aircrafts "pilot" (safely on the ground) failed to elicit a response, and at a...
October 13th 17 10:58 AM
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Court Stops Santa Monica Runway Destruction by Larry Dighera
It's beginning to look like we're going to hear D9 Cats illegally ripping up the runway in the dead of night again as occurred with Meigs in Chicago and Capistrano in Orange County,...
October 9th 17 02:37 PM
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Rotax 915 iS. So ... how much is it? by [email protected]
Rotax is on track to certify and begin deliveries of its 915 iS engine in 2017, the company said. “We’ve got pretty good experience with these engines,” said Marc Becker, head of aviation engines for Rotax, whose four-cylinder models have logged more than 50 million flight hours. “We think...
September 29th 17 04:58 PM
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City of Newton, Massachusetts cant require drone operators to register their machines with the city by Larry Dighera
AVweb Insider Newtons Law Struck Down By Paul Bertorelli We dont often find cause to clap for the meddling regulatory overreach of the FAA, but the agency won one this week that I, for one, am personally cheering. http://www.abajournal.com/images/main_images/drone_ruling.pdf U.S. District Judge...
September 27th 17 05:54 PM
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Blackhawk Hits Drone Over New York by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Blackhawk-Hits-Drone-Over-New-York-229669-1.html Blackhawk Hits Drone Over New York By Russ Niles The Army has confirmed that one of its Blackhawk helicopters hit a drone while patrolling over New York City on Thursday. The collision occurred about 7:30 p.m....
September 27th 17 01:42 PM
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FBOs at LAX by [email protected]
For the SMO jets that are leaving, LAX has 2 FBOs: Signature Flight Support Atlantic Aviation Both have Jet A at under $8. Consider Burbank, Jet A is under $5 there, cheaper than SMO :)
September 6th 17 09:40 PM
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ATC Privatization: Nav Canada To Refund $60 Million To Users by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Nav-Canada-To-Refund-60-Million-To-Users-229556-1.html Nav Canada To Refund $60 Million To Users By Mary Grady | August 26, 2017 While the aviation industry in the U.S. is fighting hard to oppose proposals to privatize the air traffic system, Nav Canada, the...
August 28th 17 04:43 PM
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Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever by Larry Dighera
Hey, here's an idea: Add artificial intelligence, and this technology could enable the machines to take over the world. :-( http://newatlas.com/tikad-gun-toting-drone-military/50946/ Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever Rich Haridy Rich Haridy August 17, 2017 Drones...
August 27th 17 08:15 PM
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Va, Design Maneuvering Speed definition by [email protected]
My question, to anyone who knows what the answer is to the following; 7 ways-for an aircraft to come into contact with the ground. If you could explain this in detail steps for me. I may not get a chance to get back on to this site so, if you could just e-mail the answer to me/ My e-mail is as...
August 27th 17 01:04 AM
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Harrison Ford mistakenly pokes Calista Flockhart in wrong runway by [email protected]
Although cautioned several times for a "go around", Harrison mistakenly poked Calista in the wrong runway. Says she, "I didn't realize his landing gear still worked." ---
August 17th 17 06:06 PM
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City Of Santa Monica Approves Runway Shortening by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/City-of-Santa-Monica-Approves-Runway-Shortening-229497-1.html City Of Santa Monica Approves Runway Shortening By Geoff Rapoport August 11, 2017 The City of Santa Monica has approved a contract for shortening of the runway at SMO from 4,973 feet to 3,500 feet....
August 17th 17 01:59 AM
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Airbus Looks At Electric Future by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Airbus-Looks-At-Electric-Future-229427-1.html Airbus Looks At Electric Future By Russ Niles Airbus is in the electric airplane business for at least the medium term and the next few years could see the first flight of a BAE 146 regional jet converted to fly...
August 1st 17 11:43 AM
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Aero Electric Intros Four-Seat Airplane by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Aero-Electric-Intros-Four-Seat-Airplane-229419-1.html Aero Electric Intros Four-Seat Airplane By Mary Grady | July 29, 2017 Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. plans to build a four-seat version of its all-electric airplane, the company announced at EAA AirVenture...
July 31st 17 12:27 AM
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Senate Committee Says No To ATC Privatization by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Senate-Committee-Says-No-To-ATC-Privatization-229354-1.html Senate Committee Says No To ATC Privatization By Mary Grady July 26, 2017 General aviation advocacy groups have united in their efforts to oppose the privatization of the nations air traffic...
July 26th 17 08:14 PM
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It will be a monopoly run by private interests with zero oversight. by [email protected]
On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12:02:18 PM UTC-5, wrote: On Friday, July 7, 2017 at 8:23:33 AM UTC-4, Larry Dighera wrote: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article159754119.html Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, is opposed to an overhaul of the ...
July 16th 17 07:18 PM
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Court Quashes Drone Registration by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Court-Quashes-Drone-Registration-229025-1.html Court Quashes Drone Registration By Russ Niles A Washington court has quashed the FAAs drone registration program. The court ruled Friday that the registration rule violates the FAA Modernization and Reform...
July 10th 17 10:35 PM
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Lilium Aviation flies prototype of its 160-knot all-electric VTOL by Larry Dighera
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/160-Knot-VTOL-Flying-Car-Flown-Says-Company-228903-1.html 160-Knot VTOL Flying Car Flown Says Company By Russ Niles | April 23, 2017 Lilium Aviation http://lilium.com, of Munich, says it has flown a prototype of its all-electric VTOL tilt-engine aircraft...
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July 9th 17 09:19 PM
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6 Dead on Plane Disintegration by [email protected]
Monday, July 03, 2017 11:22PM PRICE COUNTY, Wis. (WLS) -- Five people from Illinois were among six killed in a northern Wisconsin plane crash Saturday. Authorities said the small Cessna airplane fell apart in the air. .... Weiss, of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Monday the debris...
July 6th 17 01:53 AM
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Opportunities for CFIs by [email protected]
Third Coast Aviation (TCA) is happy to announce that we are currently looking for a full time Certified Flight Instructor. If you know of any one, please pass the word that TCA is offering a wonderful opportunity for Certified Flight instructors who join our organization. We are offering $24,000...
July 5th 17 04:49 PM
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Cessna 310 Crashes On LA Freeway by Larry Dighera
There's no denying that engine failure is twice as likely with a twin engine aircraft. ======================================================================= June 30, 2017 Both occupants of a twin Cessna survived a crash on the 405 freeway shortly after departure from John Wayne Airport. The...
July 3rd 17 04:46 PM
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