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Forum: Piloting June 15th 18, 05:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 32
Posted By Larry Dighera
Court Denies Santa Monica (KSMO) NBAA Petition to save the embattled Santa Monica Airport

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...
Forum: Piloting May 29th 18, 06:39 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Larry Dighera
Hydrogen Fuel Cells Go Flying

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...
Forum: Piloting May 26th 18, 07:58 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By Larry Dighera
High Wing Planes are Better Than Low Wing Planes

On Fri, 25 May 2018 17:00:17 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Comparing airplanes to birds is moot in this respect. You have birds achieving thrust by reshaping the wing by utilizing...
Forum: Piloting May 9th 18, 04:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By Larry Dighera
Flight Sharing Expands In Europe

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...
Forum: Piloting May 4th 18, 04:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Larry Dighera
Surefly passenger drone performs first manned flight

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...
Forum: Piloting May 2nd 18, 04:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By Larry Dighera
GPS Jamming: Major Threat To Drones

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? ...
Forum: Piloting May 2nd 18, 04:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Larry Dighera
DOT Moves To Monetize Drones

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...
Forum: Piloting April 24th 18, 11:53 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Larry Dighera
Electric-Powered Pylon Racing Planned

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...
Forum: Piloting April 15th 18, 02:16 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Larry Dighera
First Flight For Electric Sun Flyer 2

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...
Forum: Piloting April 10th 18, 04:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By Larry Dighera
Terrafugia, Inc. to bring the first practical flying car to market

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...
Forum: Piloting April 10th 18, 02:42 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By Larry Dighera
Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

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...
Forum: Piloting April 5th 18, 03:36 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Larry Dighera
Siemens Electric Airplane Makes U.S. Debut

https://www.flyingmag.com/electric-aircraft-might-become-an-industry-standard-sooner-than-expected

Electric Aircraft Might Become an Industry Standard Sooner than
Expected

The aviation industry is...
Forum: Piloting March 30th 18, 04:14 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Larry Dighera
Siemens Electric Airplane Makes U.S. Debut

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...
Forum: Piloting March 23rd 18, 05:07 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Larry Dighera
FAA OKs Drones On Airport

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...
Forum: Piloting March 23rd 18, 05:02 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Larry Dighera
SMO Reports Fewer Jets, More Helicopters

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...
Forum: Piloting March 15th 18, 06:37 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Larry Dighera
How drones are lowering the cost of clean energy

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...
Forum: Piloting March 12th 18, 06:01 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Larry Dighera
FAA Poorly Managed NextGen Funding

FAA Poorly Managed NextGen Funding

By AVweb Staff | March 11, 2018

A new report this month from the Office of the Inspector General...
Forum: Piloting March 9th 18, 04:03 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By Larry Dighera
Personal drone' sparks 335-acre wildfire north of Flagstaff

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...
Forum: Piloting March 9th 18, 03:54 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Larry Dighera
FAA Expands Drone Access To Airspace

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...
Forum: Piloting February 25th 18, 02:35 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Larry Dighera
Identify this taildragger

On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:47:23 +0000, Danl J
wrote:


I have a friend who bought an airplane in 1962, and he cannot remember
the make.

It was a white or cream...
Forum: Piloting February 21st 18, 05:19 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By Larry Dighera
AOPA, NBAA Decry WSJ’s ATC Stand

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...
Forum: Piloting February 10th 18, 02:49 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Larry Dighera
Pete McLeod 1st place 2018 Red Bull Air Race Championship, exceeding 12Gs in-flight

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...
Forum: Piloting February 10th 18, 02:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Larry Dighera
China taps Piper to supply 152 GA training aircraft

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...
Forum: Piloting February 10th 18, 02:24 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Larry Dighera
Don’t privatize Air Traffic Control

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...
Forum: Piloting February 6th 18, 05:52 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Larry Dighera
Ehang flying taxi shown lifting passengers into the air for the first time

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
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