Neuroscientist Dr. Denise Bjorkman is passionate about her work. She talks fast and thinks fast – and began her talk at the Drones Africa Summit this morning by paraphrasing US Representative Pat Schroeder: “I have brains and a uterus, and I’m using them both.” Performing research with the Drone Portal and the Neuro Business Institute, […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDr. Denise Bjorkman of the Neuro Business Institute: Need the Perfect Pilot? Hire a Woman
Africa is ground zero for the use of humanitarian drones and medical drone delivery – and with innovative programs and the development of a humanitarian drone corridor, UNICEF’s drone projects in Malawi have become a model for the rest of the world. Matthias Boyen of UNICEF explains that drones solve critical problems for the people […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDrones for Good: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid in Malawi
… of aviation milestones and plan the future for the development of African aviation.” The AGA will discuss issues on the development of air transport in Africa in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular. Air transport …
Source: bingRwandAir to host AFRAA Annual General Assembly in November 2017
The new service will utilize Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network, the same trusted high capacity satellite network that is currently providing bandwidth for more than 550 commercial aviation aircraft … vice president and general manager for Gogo …
Source: bingGogo Business Aviation Goes Global with High-Speed Satellite Connectivity Service
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring repetitive inspections of Ameri-King Corp. Model AK-450- and AK-451-series emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) in response to multiple reports of ELT failures and a report of “noncompliance to quality standards and manufacturer processes.”
Source: aopaFAA issues AD for Ameri-King ELTs
Well-known safety advocate Bruce Landsberg is set to be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Following Senate confirmation, Landsberg will serve a five-year term and would be designated vice chairman for two years.
Source: aopaWhite House intends to nominate long-time safety expert for NTSB seat
Megan Vande Voort, whose husband, Shane, owns Classic Aviation at Pella Municipal Airport (KPEA) in Iowa, sent us these photos of a Cub at sunset. Megan Vande Voort, whose husband, Shane, owns Classic Aviation at Pella Municipal Airport (KPEA) in Iowa, sent us these photos of a Cub at sunset.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comThe golden hour
Historically, adversity brings out the best and the worst in humans. That’s certainly been true throughout America’s history. Lately, we’ve had plenty of adversity on our plate, a sad reality that presents the opportunity for individuals to show grace and generosity — which they did. It started with a storm named Harvey that blasted into […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comWielding the power to heal by air and sea
Ian Melamed of ProWings Training is one of those drone industry veterans who seems to know something about almost every drone mission happening on his continent. As South Africa’s first licensed drone instructor, he should – he’s been involved somehow with many of them. Passionate about the drone industry in his country and around the globe, […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsCan Drones Be Successful in Africa and Other Emerging Countries?
senseFly, the Swiss-based manufacturer of the eBee and leading manufacturer of mapping drones, is launching a new line of industry-specific solutions at INTERGEO 2017 in Berlin next week. senseFly’s new 360 solutions are “designed to boost the efficiency of survey and mapping teams,” the company says. The new solutions are tailored to specific verticals: surveying, […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newssenseFly Launches New Solutions: All About Industry at INTERGEO 2017