American Champion updates wing design

ROCHESTER, Wisconsin — American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) has released an updated wing design for new-production Super Decathlon and Xtreme Decathlons in response to an airworthiness directive affecting aircraft with a new-style aileron first delivered in 2012. Also released was a wing reinforcement retrofit kit for aircraft already in the field. American Champion is providing […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAmerican Champion updates wing design

Whose Batty Now? Drone Strike De-bunked

Yet another widely reported drone strike has been de-bunked, with DNA testing proving the flying object to have been a gray-headed flying fox – a bat. A July 11 report by the pilot of a SOCATA TB-10 Tobago aircraft that he had collided with some object during final approach at Parafield Airport in South Australia […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsWhose Batty Now? Drone Strike De-bunked

CNN Gets First Closed Set Waiver

CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), the media giant’s drone division, is the first organization to get a Part 107 waiver for flight over people for “closed-set motion picture and television filming.” CNN was required to demonstrate safety to the FAA before receiving the waiver, which “allows CNN AIR to operate a diverse range […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsCNN Gets First Closed Set Waiver

Wipaire’s Laser Gear Advisory System now standard and available for retrofit

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — Wipaire’s exclusive Laser Gear Advisory system is now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases, and is available for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft. Introductory pricing for retrofit kits is $4,995 uninstalled. The laser system may be installed at one of Wipaire’s two locations in South St. Paul, […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comWipaire’s Laser Gear Advisory System now standard and available for retrofit

Sully mobilizes pilots against ATC privatization

Former US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, made famous along with First Officer Jeffrey Skiles for their successful ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009, is taking a very public stand against the legislative push air traffic control privatization (H.R. 2997)—and he’s asking pilots to join him.

Source: aopaSully mobilizes pilots against ATC privatization

Outcry increases against a private air traffic control monopoly

The House bill containing provisions that could remove air traffic control from the FAA’s auspices and hand it over to an airline-controlled private monopoly may have lost some momentum in Congress recently, with an expected House vote delayed for now. But as opposition to the bill builds, it does so in the face of relentless efforts every day by powerful congressional leaders and the Trump administration to force a favorable vote from reluctant rank-and-file lawmakers.

Source: aopaOutcry increases against a private air traffic control monopoly

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