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FAA has fired a lobbyist it hired to help companies speed up approvals for drone operations by Larry Dighera
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/faa-drone-approvals-bedeviled-by-warnings-conflict-internal-e-mails-show/2014/12/21/69d8a07a-86c2-11e4-a702-fa31ff4ae98e_story.html National Security FAA drone approvals bedeviled by warnings, conflict, internal e-mails show By Craig...
December 22nd 14 10:06 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Pilots have organized a ferocious, at times threatening, response to Quartz's story about Instagrams in the sky by 0Bama Media Back-stabs Pilots
Quartz’s investigation of commercial airline pilots taking photos and videos of their flights provoked a furious response from the aviation community. Hundreds of pilots and their fans have been harassing the reporter who wrote the story with vitriolic comments and, at times, threats of...
December 16th 14 08:25 PM
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Skunky BP AvGas ??... Another Splat into Homes. by [email protected]
"According to federal aviation records, the one that went down near Midway was manufactured 50 years ago in 1964. Other Twin Commanders owned and operated by Central Airways have crashed prior to Tuesday's accident at Midway. A plane crashed in 2010 at Don Scott Airport in Columbus, Ohio, the same...
December 1st 14 12:59 AM
by Sylvia Else Go to last post
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Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Report-China-To-Start-Electric-Airplane-Production223133-1.html Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production By Mary Grady | November 20, 2014 Two copies of the Rui Xiang RX1E two-seat electric-powered airplane flew at the China Airshow, held last...
November 24th 14 05:31 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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UAS Operators See FAA Rule Backlash by Larry Dighera
First UAS manufacturers demand to fly their unmanned drones among passenger airline traffic in the National Airspace System without complying with the see-and-avoid regulations. Now they are objecting to the federal requirement for pilots of their UAS to hold an airmans certificate. This sort of...
November 24th 14 05:06 PM
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Orbital Creationism Raptures by [email protected]
"NEW YORK (AP) -- Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff last week. The company says its investigation of the crash is...
November 19th 14 11:50 PM
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Santa Monica Airport: How Long Before Politicians' ILLEGALLY Bulldoze KSMO In The Dead Of Night? by Larry Dighera
Santa Monica Airport: How Long Before Politicians' ILLEGALLY Bulldoze KSMO In The Dead Of Night as was done at Meigs Field in Chicago (March 30, 2003) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigs_Field#Demolition_and_closure and San Juan Capistrano Airport in California (June 1,...
November 16th 14 04:48 AM
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Airbus Electric E-Fan Trainer Receives Popular Science Magazine's 2014 Best of What's New Award by Larry Dighera
http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/story-overview/future-of-e-aircraft.html The future of e-aircraft Electricity is in the air E-Fan In the 18th century, the British theologian John Wesley described the electricity that astonished his contemporaries as “the soul of the universe”. Three centuries...
November 14th 14 01:28 PM
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Santa Monica Mayor Accused of Impropriety by Transparency Group by Orval Fairbairn
It looks as if Madam Mayor is in hot water ... and for such a small amount of money. AWWWW! http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2014/Octobe r-2014/10_09_2014_Santa_Monica_Mayor_Accused_of_Impropriety_by_Transparen cy_Group.html She looks as if she has eaten a little...
November 6th 14 01:25 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Electric-Trainer-5-An-Hour-Flight223010-1.html Electric Trainer: $5 An Hour Flight While electric aircraft have gotten plenty of gee-whiz press coverage, they lack one thing: credible production airplanes. At Redbird's Migration training conference this...
November 5th 14 08:09 PM
by John Henderson Go to last post
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FAA Criminalizes UAS Ops At Stadiums by Larry Dighera
FAA Criminalizes UAS Ops At Stadiums http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Criminalizes-UAS-Ops-At-Stadiums223014-1.html The FAA is warning drone operators http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_4_3621.html that overflying sports venues could lead to jail time. In a posting Monday on its TFR...
November 1st 14 01:28 PM
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No Shops In Kansas City ?? by [email protected]
"They had gone to Chicago for a shopping trip and were returning in the evening when the aircraft crashed," Tirmizi said... The three were on board when the plane crashed in a Palos Hills neighbourhood soon after it took off from Chicago's Midway International Airport....
October 31st 14 12:16 AM
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B-29 Throttles Question by Bob
Hello, Realize this isn't the correct forum for this, but I feel sure that someone here will know the answer. On the WW II B-29, or on a B-17, the Flight Engineer has a set of throttle controls. Also, I believe, the Pilot.
October 25th 14 09:56 PM
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Fusion Reactor Could Soon Power Airplanes by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Lockheed-Says-Its-Fusion-Reactor-Could-Power-Airplanes222910-1.html Lockheed Says Its Fusion Reactor Could Power Airplanes Lockheed Martin is working on a compact fusion reactor that could be small enough to provide a power source for aircraft, and it could...
October 22nd 14 12:44 AM
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Drone Enforcement Will Target Certificated Pilots by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Drone-Enforcement-Will-Target-Certificated-Pilots222908-1.html Drone Enforcement Will Target Certificated Pilots Last week, the FAA issued Change...
October 18th 14 04:50 PM
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Safety concerns dog Boeing 787! by [email protected]
Exclusive: Safety concerns dog Boeing 787 Al Jazeera Investigative Unit finds some workers with quality concerns, alleging drug use and fearing to fly the plane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvkEpstd9os Al Jazeera has found that some Boeing workers have serious concerns
October 16th 14 01:58 AM
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Icarus Montgolfier Wright by Larry Dighera
This video conveys the spirit of airmen throughout the ages tracing their progress in an artistic and dramatic saga that touches us all. The voice at the beginning of this video is that of artist Joseph Mugnaini (a family friend), as are the illustrations. http://youtu.be/lm5kylavY3Y ...
October 13th 14 05:14 PM
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Historic Photographs by Larry Dighera
Historic aviation paper at auction: http://www.rrauction.com/browse_gallery.cfm?category=53 Download images before they are sold.
October 13th 14 03:45 PM
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Flying with artificial limbs by [email protected]
On Friday, June 27, 1997 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Willy Van wrote: I have a friend interested in obtaining his private pilots licence in Canada. He has one artificial leg and is concerned about his ability to operate the rudder pedals particularily for braking. On the advice of the local club he...
October 12th 14 04:26 AM
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Jerrie Mock Goes West by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Jerrie-Mock-Goes-West222846-1.html Jerrie Mock Goes West Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio aeronautical engineer, adventurer, pilot and media-described housewife who became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, died Tuesday. Mock was at her...
October 7th 14 08:55 PM
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