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Forum: Piloting September 12th 18, 05:25 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By Larry Dighera
Brain Waves Control Drones (and potentially full scale aircraft), With DARPA Tech

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Brain-Waves-Control-Drones-With-DARPA-Tech-231512-1.html

Brain Waves Control Drones, With DARPA Tech

By Mary Grady , Contributing editor | September 10,...
Forum: Piloting September 11th 18, 09:27 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Larry Dighera
Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready

Hello Vaughn,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You raise two very significant
points.

Agreed, electric motors are lighter and roughly 300% (3x) more
efficient than IC engines. And apparently...
Forum: Piloting September 4th 18, 10:59 AM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 106
Posted By Larry Dighera
The US Army is making a laser-powered drone that can fly indefinitely

Will laser goggles soon become part of a pilot's flight bag?


https://www.newscientist.com/article/2178470-the-us-army-is-making-a-laser-powered-drone-that-can-fly-indefinitely/

The US Army is...
Forum: Piloting August 18th 18, 04:12 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Larry Dighera
FAA Reauthorization Bill Back In Play

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Reauthorization-Bill-Back-In-Play-231386-1.html

FAA Reauthorization Bill Back In Play

By Mary Grady , Contributing editor | August 15, 2018

With Congress...
Forum: Piloting August 9th 18, 05:40 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 166
Posted By Larry Dighera
Get your own 1,050-horsepower Iron Man jet suit

https://newatlas.com/gravity-jet-suit-sale/55568/
Get your own 1,050-horsepower Iron Man jet suit for only US$447,000

Loz Blain

July 22nd, 2018
2 PICTURES

Richard Browning flies the Gravity Jet...
Forum: Piloting August 9th 18, 05:32 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Larry Dighera
World's first graphene-skinned airplane unveiled in the UK

https://newatlas.com/graphene-skinned-aircraft/55817/

World's first graphene-skinned airplane unveiled in the UK

AIRCRAFT

Ben Coxworth

20 hours ago
Forum: Piloting July 11th 18, 09:18 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By Larry Dighera
Battery-powered electric plane quietly takes to Australian skies for the first time

https://newatlas.com/electric-aircraft-test-flight-australia/52846/

Battery-powered electric plane quietly takes to Australian skies for
the first time

AIRCRAFT

Rich Haridy
January 7th, 2018
Forum: Piloting July 11th 18, 08:48 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Larry Dighera
SkyGuardian drone embarks on milestone transatlantic flight

SkyGuardian drone embarks on milestone transatlantic flight

MILITARY

David Szondy
19 hours ago

The SkyGuardian is currently winging its way across the Atlantic to
RAF Fairford
Forum: Piloting June 22nd 18, 03:17 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Larry Dighera
Privatization Fight Continues

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/ATC-Privatization-Comes-Around-Again-231010-1.html
ATC Privatization Comes Around Again

By Kate O'Connor | June 21, 2018

Six general aviation associations have...
Forum: Piloting June 19th 18, 04:55 AM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Larry Dighera
Privatization Fight Continues

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Privatization-Fight-Continues-230992-1.html

Privatization Fight Continues

By Russ Niles | June 18, 2018

To no one’s surprise, those in favor of splitting air...
Forum: Piloting June 15th 18, 05:20 PM Posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Replies: 0
Views: 371
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: 401
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: 14
Views: 1,688
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: 476
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: 455
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: 442
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: 400
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: 457
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: 489
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: 491
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: 412
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: 563
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: 563
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: 445
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: 514
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...
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