Air Force Hopes to Return Galaxies to Service

Following the 2011 Budget Control Act, better known as the bill requiring “sequestration,” the U.S. Air Force put eight of its newly upgraded C-5M Galaxy strategic airlifters into backup aircraft inventory–a highly ready but non-flying status–in order to keep operational costs under control, but Lt. Gen. Jerry D. Harris, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, told Congress earlier this week that the force wants to reactivate them.
Source: avwebAir Force Hopes to Return Galaxies to Service

ForeFlight Adds High Performance Flight Planning

The newest version of ForeFlight’s electronic flight bag software will include advanced fuel and performance planning tools for an additional $100 per year ($200 per year over the basic subscription price). Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder and CEO: “The new performance product that we’re launching delivers high performance flight planning for high performance airplanes.”
Source: avwebForeFlight Adds High Performance Flight Planning

The 150-hour rule

After receiving my pilot’s license in 2015, my instructor told me that my first 150 hours of flight would be my safest hours. At the time, I didn’t quite understand the logic behind the comment. How could I be at my safest as an inexperienced pilot with few hours? I think most people would argue […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comThe 150-hour rule

Texas Instruments Calculates Enhanced Drone Battery Life

Expanding drone battery life is often seen as the Holy Grail of UAS. For one mega-corporation known best for its calculators, a pair of new circuit designs may just add up to more flight time and subtract from power limitations. Texas Instruments recently released two circuit-based subsystem reference designs it says will allow drone manufacturers […]

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