AOPA and Purdue University have announced a partnership to develop aviation STEM curricula for high schools across America. The program will be the first of its kind, offering students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used in many states nationwide.
A dynamic duo – one part UAV company, one part software firm – wowed attendees at a European tech show last week with a new line of automated, smarter inspection drones. Last week, Dutch drone manufacturer Aerialtronics and Boston-based “deep-learning” software company Neurala demonstrated a “smart” model of Aerialtronics’ Altura Zenith UAV at the GPU […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsAerialtronics, Neurala Make Inspection Drones Smarter
One Designated A ‘Master Emeritus’ Last Month Five instructors have renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of September, while one was named a “Master Emeritus”. Master Instructors LLC said that all were accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority. All obtained their designation through the Master Instructor “Fluid Review” program online.
Source: aero newsFive Receive Master Instructor Designation In September
Pilot Fatally Injured In The Accident A vintage Culver aircraft went down Saturday in Longview, NC. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot, who was the only person on board when the plane went down.
Source: aero newsVintage Culver Down In North Carolina
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Former EAA Chairman and CEO Tom Poberezny joined three others in being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday. Poberezny was joined by Capt. Robert Crippen, the first NASA space shuttle pilot; Christopher Kraft, NASA’s first flight director; and the late Col. Bud Day.
Source: avwebPoberezny Joins Hall Of Fame
Viking Air, of British Columbia, is now the owner of the type-design certificates for the line of amphibious aircraft formerly produced by Bombardier, the two companies announced today. The deal, which has been in the works since June, will also make Viking the main supporter for the 170 water bombers now flying, based in 11 countries around the world.
Source: avwebViking, Bombardier Complete Amphibian Sale
The FAA is demanding proof from the city of Santa Monica that it will be able to legally and safely provide aviation services at Santa Monica Airport now that it has evicted the FBO and flight school on the field.
Source: avwebFAA Hits SMO Evictions
Pilots in Canada can meet their requirements to stay current without ever getting into an actual airplane, under a rule exemption that was enacted by Transport Canada in August. The change will make pilot training more “cost effective and efficient,” officials at Transport Canada told The Globe in a statement. The agency also said the rules would not put public safety at risk. “Simulators offer pilots a realistic environment that accurately replicates the cockpit and electronic equipment and provides flight and ground-handling capabilities identical to those in an aircraft,” the statement said.
Source: avwebRegs OK Virtual Currency For Canada Pilots
GA pilots have been cited for delaying presidents, clearing the Capitol and stopping missile tests but a Minnesota floatplane owner may be the only one to be detained for interrupting a golf game.
Source: avwebRyder Cup Penalty For Floatplane Pilot