As thousands of new commercial drone operators enter the market, drone insurance becomes a big issue for many. But what’s the right type of insurance for your business? Here’s our analysis of the costs and benefits of on-demand drone insurance, like Verifly, vs. an annual policy from your broker. What are the Benefits of On-demand Insurance? […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDrone Insurance: On-Demand vs. Annual Policy, Which One is Right for You?
Supports Continuing Operation Of The FBO While FAA Considers Its Next Actions In a letter to the City of Santa Monica (City), the FAA has announced an investigation into a series of recent actions by the City intended to de facto close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport in advance of the expiration of its 2023 Grant Assurances.
Source: aero newsNATA Praises FAA?s Swift Action On Atlantic Aviation Santa Monica Complaint
ACI-NA Celebrates Leadership Rotation At Annual Conference William (Bill) Vanecek, Director of Aviation at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, assumed the chair position of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). The change in leadership happened during a special reception on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the ACI-NA/World Annual Conference and World Annual General Assembly in Montréal.
Source: aero newsVanecek Takes Gavel As ACI-NA Chair
When a family survived a wilderness crash in California in 1957 in their Cessna 185, only to die while waiting for rescue that never came, their story brought home the need for general-aviation aircraft to carry ELTs, says Alaska author Ross Nixon. In his book, “Finding Carla,” now in bookstores, Nixon details what went wrong, how the survivors coped with being lost and alone, and the impact of their fate. The story reveals “the blood behind the regulations for ELTs,” says Nixon.
Source: avweb'Finding Carla' Explores Tragedy Behind Regulations
A four-seat airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells completed a first test flight this week in Germany, reaching milestones in both size and emissions-free technology. Researchers at the German aerospace center, the DLR, have been developing the HY4 model with a mission to prove that hydrogen can be a viable aviation fuel.
Source: avwebFirst Four-Seat, Hydrogen-Cell Airplane Flies
And the soaring highs and final crash-landing of the Beagle aircraft factory in Shoreham are on display … which stands for British Executive And General Aviation Limited, began in the early 20th century with the vision of F. G. Miles, whose father …
Source: bingCOUNTY NEWS: Beagle aircraft factory remembered in new exhibit
The FAA has given the go-ahead for the Wisconsin Air National Guard to activate an expanded complex of special-use airspace near the Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin.
Source: aopaFAA approves expanded Wisconsin special-use airspace
A Canadian drone company already a leader in police-driven UAV tech scored two victories recently that will no doubt launch it higher into the growing public-safety sector. Last week, Aeryon Labs unveiled an on-site option for its cloud-based, real-time video/data streaming platform, AeryonLive. The new system add-on will allow public-safety agencies to operate drones without […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsAeryon Double Success in Police Drone Sector
Alaska is currently home to 747 registered airports and seaplane bases, supporting 9,346 registered aircraft utilized by 7,933 active pilots.” Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy also declared September 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”.
Source: bingSeveral States Recognize The Importance Of General Aviation
Flying a rock star to and from a gig; earning an instrument flight instructor certificate; and qualifying in Australia to fly large, experimental drones before turning 19, Colorado teen Olivia Scout Lockhart has already packed quite a lot into an aviation career that has only just begun.
Source: aopaTeen pilot flying high