DroneShield Goes Public in Australia

An American anti-drone startup flew to heights reached only by a handful of tech firms – the IPO Zone. DroneShield, a Virginia-based UAV detection company, went public on the Australian Securities Exchange last week. Australian venture-capital group Long Hill LLC acquired the firm in May, although the comrpany will retain a stateside satellite office in […]

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Fun iPad flying: bush pilot simulator

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At iPad Pilot News we’re dedicated to covering all things iPad as it relates to airplanes and pilots and love every minute of it. We work hard to bring you coverage of the latest aviation and weather apps, accessories and tips to help you make the most of using the iPad in the airplane.

There’s another use for your iPad though that you may not have thought of, and that’s to have fun with one of the many exciting aviation games available on the app store. We recently came across a relatively new flight simulator that combines three of our favorite things: seaplanes, backcountry flying and (of course) the iPad.

2016-07-01 15.22.46The Airplane Bush Pilot Flight Simulator is a free download that allows you to take to the skies and adventure through the wilderness, backwoods, and rough terrain as a bush pilot in a thrilling flight simulator game. Fly 21 exciting planes, including a Piper Cub, Twin Otter, C-17, and Spitfire through 8 different environments.

Test your skills as you attempt landings on snow-capped mountains, ice-covered lakes, glaciers, an aircraft carrier, and even a cruise ship. You’ll soar over remote fishing villages and bays to deliver goods to inaccessible camps. Pilot your aircraft through day, dusk, night, wind, storm, fog, snow, or blizzard over bush terrain similar to Alaska and Northern Canada.

The app initially offers several free missions and airplanes to fly, and then allows you unlock additional airplanes and scenarios after earning points. You can also opt to use their Facebook, Twitter and Youtube sharing tools to instantly unlock a few additional airplanes.

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The onscreen controls and intuitive interface are easy to use and the app provides realistic renderings of the wilderness environment. Like other iPad flight simulators, you can also change perspectives during your flight, from various outside angles of the airplane, to a pilots-eye-view out the front.

This is a great app to kick back with over the holiday weekend and do a little fun armchair flying from the comfort of your house if you can’t make it out to the airport. Check out the app here: Airplane Bush Pilot Flight Simulator.

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AirExpo 2016 introduces the Drone Zone

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — This year AirExpo 2016 introduces the “Drone Zone,” a drone demonstration area where you can watch drones fly in an enclosed area or purchase one to take home.

AirExpo2016 logoMaverick Drone Systems of Savage, Minn., will be flying drones during the airshow, which is slated for July 16-17 at the Wings of the North.

To purchase tickets to AirExpo 2016, click here.

 

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAirExpo 2016 introduces the Drone Zone

EAA publishes family reunion album

EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Oshkosh.

A single word, which is also a city in Wisconsin, conjures up feelings like few others among the aviation crowd.

To many, AirVenture – as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in and convention is officially known – is the center of the aviation universe. To others, it is a family reunion. The event that is AirVenture is as personal as it is immense.

So immense, it’s not possible to see or experience it all.

EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography, a new book by EAA’s Jim Busha and Hal Bryan will help fill in a few of the gaps.

Busha is director of publications at EAA and the editor-in-chief of Sport Aviation, Warbirds, and Vintage magazines. Bryan is EAA’s senior editor. Together, they dove into the treasure trove that is the EAA photo archive and assembled a small collection for all to enjoy.

A few of the 240 color photos…

North 40 camping area

Airplanes of all types as far as the eye can see populate the North 40 camping area.

Airplanes of all types as far as the eye can see populate the North 40 camping area. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Stinson L-5

A Stinson L-5 on patrol during a misty Oshkosh morning

A Stinson L-5 on patrol during a misty Oshkosh morning. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Vultee BT-13s

A flight of four Vultee BT-13 Vibrators stacked up on a photo shoot just above the cloud deck

A flight of four Vultee BT-13 Vibrators stacked up on a photo shoot just above the cloud deck. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

B-29 FIFI escorted

The B-29 FIFI, pride of the Commemorative Air Force fleet, is escorted to Oshkosh by four little friends, P-51 Mustangs

The B-29 FIFI, pride of the Commemorative Air Force fleet, is escorted to Oshkosh by four little friends, P-51 Mustangs. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Canards at sunset

Composite canards bedding down for the night

Composite canards bedding down for the night. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Lots of smoke and noise

Smoke and noise: Take a ride on the T-6 wingtip of the famed AeroShell Aerobatic Team as they maneuver during a night air show

Smoke and noise: Take a ride on the T-6 wingtip of the famed AeroShell Aerobatic Team as they maneuver during a night air show. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Bonanzas to Oshkosh

A gaggle of Beech Bonanzas preparing to launch from Rockford, Illinois, for their mass arrival at Oshkosh

A gaggle of Beech Bonanzas preparing to launch from Rockford, Illinois, for their mass arrival at Oshkosh. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

Fireworks

To say that night air shows at Oshkosh end spectacularly might be an understatement

To say that night air shows at Oshkosh end spectacularly might be an understatement. Image courtesy EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography

EAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture PhotographyEAA Oshkosh: The Best AirVenture Photography is available at ShopEAA.org and your favorite bookstores for $24.99. Buy the book at ShopEAA.org and receive the “special AirVenture” price of $19.99.

Source: http://generalaviationnews.comEAA publishes family reunion album

Drone Regulations Pushing U.S. Companies Out: Who’s Leaving, and Why it Matters

News and Commentary. Recent changes to commercial drone regulations have given some businesses hope that the country is moving towards a regulatory environment that encourages the drone industry, but some companies have already been pushed to test innovation outside of the U.S. When Part 107 was released last week, some industry stakeholders expressed hope that the new […]

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Wipaire Announces ADS-B Compliance Program; Accepting Reservations

Hopes To Help Pilots Beat The Anticipated Crush As The FAA’s Deadline Approaches Wipaire has announced the establishment of a program designed to take the hassle out of ADS-B compliance for general aviation aircraft owners and operators. The program features a stress-free quoting process with a simple questionnaire.
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