FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Margaret Gilligan will retire on March 31. She has been a fixture at the agency for almost 40 years.
Airspace around these TFR areas is restricted from all general aviation traffic for a specific radius to ensure no aircraft enter. The TFR is enforced by the Air Force, which has fighter aircraft patrolling the area during the time of the restriction.
Source: bingCivil Air Patrol Supports Air Force Fighter Training Prior To Super Bowl
Merlin Simulation Inc., a high-end flight training device industry player for two decades, introduced a helicopter-specific Schweizer/Sikorsky S300C simulator as the first of its FAA-approved Pro Series line of flight training devices that will pave the way for fixed-wing models. Next up will be a pair of simulators tailored for Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters before the company ramps up for Cessna 172s, Pipers, and other models.
Source: aopaMerlin introduces Pro Series sims
It was 50 years ago, in 1967, that NASA scheduled the first Apollo mission, with the aim to land on the Moon, and EAA will celebrate that era of exploration this summer at AirVenture, with a reunion of Apollo astronauts and a slate of special events. The reunion is expected to be the largest gathering of Apollo astronauts at Oshkosh since 1994, when the “Salute to Apollo” program brought together 15 of them.
Source: avweb50-Year Apollo Reunion Set For EAA AirVenture
Elaine Chao was confirmed by the United States Senate on Tuesday as the new Secretary of Transportation. Chao is expected to support efforts to privatize the delivery of U.S. air traffic control services.
Source: avwebSenate Confirms Chao as new Secretary of Transportation
In the most recent TBM newsletter, there was an interesting story of a traditional Buddhist blessing for a new TBM 930 delivered to Anutin Charnvirakul, who previously owned a TBM 850 (SN 624). On the occasion of this new delivery, the aircraft received a traditional Buddhist blessing by Phramaha Kreang krai Boonpacom, Abbot of Wat Thammapathip […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comBlessing a new plane
Last week saw the launch of the 2017 fly-in season as the gates to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, flew open. Thousands of attendees filed through the main terminal building, where Garmin and Spencer Aircraft, and the Flying Musicians Association had taken up residence. The Florida Aviation Network broadcast interviews with notables […]
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DRONELIFE originally published this article in 2014 – this article has been completely updated from the original as of 2017. While drones are spreading into industries from warehousing to oil exploration, precision agriculture remains one of the most robust segments of the market. The ROI for drones in agriculture is compelling: and farms of every […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsThe 7 Best Agricultural Drones on the Market: Our Updated List
But how big of a problem is GPS signal disruption for commercial and general aviation aircraft flying in the U.S. National Airspace System and around the world, and what is the industry doing to address this problem? Over the last decade, aircraft have …
Source: bingAre GPS Jamming Incidents a Growing Problem for Aviation?
Guest post by DroneDeploy — As one ag industry expert put it, using a drone on the farm is like being able to see your field from a 10,000-foot altitude, but also being able to zoom in to two inches above the plants. Growers are increasingly discovering that drone mapping is an invaluable tool, both […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsSeven Ways to Use Drone Mapping on the Farm This Season