Report: Small businesses get most drone waivers

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released a report that finds nearly 90% of the waivers granted by the FAA under Part 107 went to small businesses. According to the report, most of the waivers allow businesses to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night, which is not permitted under the current rule. […]
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Young Eagles take flight at KLEE

By TED LUEBBERS On Saturday, March 18, 2017, members of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 flew 12 Young Eagles at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Florida. The EAA Young Eagles program introduces young people ages 8 to 17 to the wonders of flight by giving them the opportunity to fly in general aviation aircraft. For many, this is […]
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"The Wright Flyer" ATI Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2017 issue of the Aviation Trail newsletter, "The Wright Flyer" has been published and is being mailed to ATI members. The newsletter can also be downloaded and viewed from this website’s "Newsletters and Brochures" page under the "Learn More" menu tab. (CLICK HERE, or on the image in this article to go to that page). The newsletter features in-depth stories, reports, and news, along with an aviation activities calendar. Back issues of the "The Wright Flyer" can also be downloaded, for a look at past news and activities.

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Flying Heritage Collection expands

SEATTLE – Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection will add a third hangar and introduce more than 40 artifacts this year – making it the largest operational military vehicle and warbird collection on the west coast. With the expansion also comes a new name: Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. “Since it’s opening in 2008, our mission […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlying Heritage Collection expands

Up Sonder CEO on Creating a Marketplace for Drone Services

Airvuz News recently interviewed, Derek Waleko, CEO of start up Up Sonder, an on-demand drone rental platform. People can offer their equipment for rental. It also includes ability for licensed drone pilots to list their services. Here is the interview courtesy of AirVuz.

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Drone Pilots Wanted: Why Drone Mapping is the Skill You Need

Since Part 107 was enacted last year, more than 30,000 drone pilots have received their certification and joined the marketplace of commercial operators.  For some, getting the license was the easy part: but finding steady work can be more challenging.  Adding mapping skills to your portfolio can be a game changer – drone mapping pilots are in demand. Part […]

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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame names Honorary Poet

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame has declared John Gillespie Magee Jr. as its Honorary Poet. Magee was a 19-year old Spitfire pilot serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he wrote his famous sonnet, “High Flight,” which has become a symbol of lost aircrew in both peace and war. The official announcement of Magee […]
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