ROCHESTER, Wisconsin — American Champion Aircraft Corporation (ACA) has released an updated wing design for new-production Super Decathlon and Xtreme Decathlons in response to an airworthiness directive affecting aircraft with a new-style aileron first delivered in 2012. Also released was a wing reinforcement retrofit kit for aircraft already in the field. American Champion is providing […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAmerican Champion updates wing design
Yet another widely reported drone strike has been de-bunked, with DNA testing proving the flying object to have been a gray-headed flying fox – a bat. A July 11 report by the pilot of a SOCATA TB-10 Tobago aircraft that he had collided with some object during final approach at Parafield Airport in South Australia […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsWhose Batty Now? Drone Strike De-bunked
CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), the media giant’s drone division, is the first organization to get a Part 107 waiver for flight over people for “closed-set motion picture and television filming.” CNN was required to demonstrate safety to the FAA before receiving the waiver, which “allows CNN AIR to operate a diverse range […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsCNN Gets First Closed Set Waiver
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — Wipaire’s exclusive Laser Gear Advisory system is now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases, and is available for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft. Introductory pricing for retrofit kits is $4,995 uninstalled. The laser system may be installed at one of Wipaire’s two locations in South St. Paul, […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comWipaire’s Laser Gear Advisory System now standard and available for retrofit
Arthur Billingsley sent us this series of photos and a video of an eventful commute from his home in Jacksonville, Florida, to his primary office in Reston, Virginia. “While I have a local office in the Jacksonville area, I routinely commute from JAX (28J) to DC (KHEF) in my 1974 Cessna C310Q,” he explains. “Recently, on a […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comCommuting sometime provides surprises
Dino Karagozian, a Bonanza owner, fulfilled a dream in 2011 when he flew his 1964 Bonanza from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Fairbanks, Alaska, over 35 days. Joining him on the trip was Juan Carlos Bisi, also known as JB, a professional pilot. Dino put together a daily report on his adventure, as well as took […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFrom Argentina to Alaska: Part II
DroneDeploy announces new features, allowing growers to use their industry leading drone mapping platform with agriculture specific sensors, including SLANTRANGE calibrated multi-spectral sensors and Sentera’s near infrared sensors. “We’ve listened to our customers’ requests and worked with leading technology partners in the industry to help growers detect crop variability sooner and compare plant health over time,” said DroneDeploy […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDroneDeploy, SLANTRANGE, and Sentera Partner on Advanced Ag Solution
The Parachute Museum had some special visitors, or should I say special students, this past week. Air Camp gives the campers a chance to study not only air craft but decelerator systems as well. The students were tasked with designing their own parachute after visiting the ATI Parachute Museum during their morning session and then in the afternoon session they heard from expert Andrew Kididis on the real science behind it all and were assessed on how well they did, according to Parachute Museum curator Randy Zuercher.
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Determined to be part of growing Asian drone industry, the South Korean government has announced that it will invest a further 1.2 trillion won (over $1 billion) in the industry over the next five years. Korean news outlets report that the country’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MOLIT) has detailed plans designed to […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsSouth Korean Government to Invest 1.2 Trillion in Drone Industry
AirMap whose goal is to make “drones part of everyday life by building the airspace services platform to let innovation take flight.” has announced that fifty airports are preparing to provide LAANC authorization this fall. Here is the announcement: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Miami International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, San Jose International, and Reno-Tahoe International, among […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsAirMap to Industry: Automated Airspace Authorization at U.S. Airports Coming This Fall