Military and Industrial Drones are Starting to Look Alike: The Best of New Tech

 Sponsored by MMC.  While military and industrial drones are usually considered as two entirely separate categories, the two are starting to look more alike – each taking the best new technologies from the drone industry for a “best of breed” approach.  Tech reporter Cadie Thompson from CNBC says it this way “… more consumer-focused drone makers are […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsMilitary and Industrial Drones are Starting to Look Alike: The Best of New Tech

MGA?s School Of Aviation Now Open To Border State Residents At In-State Cost

Offer From Middle Georgia State University Program Open To Residents Of Florida, Alabama, South Carolina Learning to fly at Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation is about to become a lot more affordable for prospective students who live in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.
Source: aero newsMGA?s School Of Aviation Now Open To Border State Residents At In-State Cost

Santa Monica City Council Has Several Airport Measures On Its Agenda

Resolution Would Direct City Staff To ‘Take All Actions Necessary’ To Close Airport In 2028 Even with a legal challenge pending led by the NBAA, the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night had several items on its agenda that would move the city towards its goal of closing Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) by 2028.
Source: aero newsSanta Monica City Council Has Several Airport Measures On Its Agenda

XL Catlin adds kidnap, ransom, extortion coverage to its general aviation insurance program

XL Catlin is introducing a kidnap, ransom & extortion (KRE) crisis endorsement available with its general aviation insurance coverage to help pilots, aircraft carriers, and other aviation companies address global travel safety concerns, the insurance …
Source: bingXL Catlin adds kidnap, ransom, extortion coverage to its general aviation insurance program

Illinois offers waterfowl fly-in and photo shoot

If all goes well, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the city of Havana, Illinois, will roll out the welcome mat to showcase what promises to be a one-of-a-kind migratory bird fly-in and photo shoot March 11. Every year tens of thousands of birds flying north for the warmer months take a break on an elbow of the Illinois River an hour south of Chicago.

Source: aopaIllinois offers waterfowl fly-in and photo shoot

Drone Photography Tracks Progress of Apple Campus Construction Project

Apple’s huge campus construction project, recently dubbed ‘Apple Park’, was first announced by Steve Jobs back in 2006. Work began in 2013, and aerial photographer Matthew Roberts has been tracking the progress of Apple’s future headquarters in Cupertino, California with his DJI Phantom 3 Professional. Apple Park covers a massive 175 acres, and the new […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDrone Photography Tracks Progress of Apple Campus Construction Project

Sonex Crashes Into Condo, Pilot Killed

A pilot died when his Sonex airplane crashed into the roof of a condo complex near Lawrence Municipal Airport in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon. The pilot, identified by local media as Alan Lavender, 73, a sport pilot from nearby Newburyport, had taken off from the airport and was planning to stay in the pattern to practice takeoffs and landings. His last transmission was about three minutes later, while he was in the pattern to land, but it was a routine call with no report of any problem.
Source: avwebSonex Crashes Into Condo, Pilot Killed

Australia's Biggest Airshow Keeps Growing

Australia’s biggest airshow, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, runs all this week at Avalon Airport, with about 350 civil and military aircraft on display and nearly 700 exhibitors. The event operates as a trade show Tuesday through Thursday and opens to the public Friday through Sunday, with a range of airshow events. This year’s expo features a drone showcase for the first time, 44 conferences and seminars and a record number of displays from the general aviation sector.
Source: avwebAustralia's Biggest Airshow Keeps Growing