Absolutely the best worst night landing ever

At the end of a long-ago day of flight instructing and taking summer tourists on scenic flights around Acadia National Park, I had to bring one of our flight school’s Cessna 172s from the nontowered Hancock County-Bar Harbor (Maine) Airport to the towered Bangor International Airport. A student pilot was coming with me, so of course when I said, “Take a seat,” you can guess which seat he took.

Source: aopaAbsolutely the best worst night landing ever

Repulse Offers 360 Protection Against Rogue Drones

With the rise of anti-drone innovation, several companies are inventing heavily on increased demand by airports, prisons, military installations and sports stadiums in an effort to prevent UAVs from flying over unauthorized areas. One of the most recent entries into the field is fittingly known as Repulse because the company’s signature product – well, repulses […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsRepulse Offers 360 Protection Against Rogue Drones

What the Federal Register Notice Tells Us About the Drone Integration Pilot

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will launch the UAS Integration Pilot Program at an event held in Washington D.C. tomorrow – but the Federal Register Notice about the program has been published.  Here’s what the notice reveals about the details of the program. The program calls for state, local and tribal governments to work […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsWhat the Federal Register Notice Tells Us About the Drone Integration Pilot

NTSB Nominee Defends Criticism Of Pilot Training Rules

Bruce Landsberg Faces First Confirmation Hearing Following an accident in 2009 which fatally injured 50 people aboard a Colgan Air airliner, the U.S. Congress put in place new requirements for airline pilots requiring a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time to become a First Officer for an airline. Previously, that lower limit was 250 hours. Military pilots can qualify for an airline position with 750 hours, and graduates of a four-year college program can qualify with 1,000 hours.
Source: aero newsNTSB Nominee Defends Criticism Of Pilot Training Rules

SAE Introduces New Power And Propulsion Information Products

Addresses The Need For An Expanded Knowledge Base In support of engineering knowledge sharing regarding major aerospace technology issues, SAE International is introducing a line of Power and Propulsion Information Products. With the scarcity of current, relevant research in topics like thermal management, advanced manufacturing processes and renewable fuels, this unique selection of resources contains specialized, applied information that engineers need to address today’s important issues and advance tomorrow’s aircraft.
Source: aero newsSAE Introduces New Power And Propulsion Information Products

Chute Failure Cited In Fatal Crash

Two men who died in the crash of a Czech-built light-sport aircraft in Rhoadesville, Virginia, in May 2016 had deployed a parachute recovery system, but it failed when the single front attachment point detached, according to a recent NTSB report. According to the NTSB, the pilot had recently purchased the Jihlavan KP 5 ASA (Skyleader 500), an all-metal, two-seat, low-wing aircraft, with a chute supplied by Galaxy Rescue Systems, and was taking instruction in it to satisfy insurance requirements.

Source: avwebChute Failure Cited In Fatal Crash

FAA To Update Helicopter Certification

Now that the Part 23 rules to certify airplanes have been revised, the FAA says it’s ready to take on an overhaul of the regulations for certifying helicopters. “The proposed changes are necessary to address modern designs currently used in the rotorcraft industry and would reduce the burden on applicants for certification of new rotorcraft designs,” the FAA said in its proposal, published Wednesday in the Federal Register.

Source: avwebFAA To Update Helicopter Certification