Spark – Is DJI Preparing to Release Another Drone?

When the last DJI-related leak emerged with images of a small, foldable drone, it turned out to be pretty much bang on the money. The Mavic was announced shortly after and the images definitely matched up. Now, just weeks after we discovered that DJI has registered a new trademark, ‘Spark’, images have surfaced that might […]

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787-10 Takes First Flight

Boeing’s newest super stretch wide-body, the 787-10, took its first flight this morning from Charleston International Airport (KCHS). The airplane, call sign Boeing One, toured around South Carolina between 15,000 and 20,000 feet for five hours, according to Boeing, testing flap and gear operation, and briefly accelerated as fast at 380 knots. A Lockheed T-33, a 1950s-era jet trainer, owned by Boeing flew chase.
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Camarillo fly-outs, excursions full of adventure

Pilots who are planning to attend the AOPA Fly-In at Camarillo, California, presented by California Aeronautical University, should make plans now to participate in two distinctly different fly-outs—one to a rocky island and another to a mountain getaway—during the April 28 to 29 event. AOPA is also facilitating land excursions to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and a behind-the-scenes look at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, just west of Los Angeles at Naval Base Ventura County.

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Engineering a special A36 Bonanza

Veteran aviator Doug Decker approaches most flying matters with an engineer’s critical eye for detail. Things need to be exact. The numbers have to tally. Logic holds ascendency over emotion. But describing his aircraft, N998PL, a brilliant yellow 1996 A36 Bonanza, Decker sounds a lot like a pilot speaking straight from the heart. “I don’t […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comEngineering a special A36 Bonanza