After what has seemed like a long wait, the Drone Racing League’s (DRL) second season is due to air this evening. Plenty has happened behind the scenes at the company since its immersive action was last on TV. Here’s hoping that all the changes front of house are for the better. With all the excitement at DRL […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone news2017 Drone Racing League Season Starts Tonight
Rebuts Statements Made In Support Of The Plan In a letter sent this week to the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) responded to several assertions made in support of ATC privatization at last week’s Subcommittee hearing to review the Department of Transportation’s FY2018 budget request.
Source: aero newsNATA Writes House Appropriators Concerning ATC Privatization
The Roswell Test Flight Crew met with several companies while attending Xponential in Dallas a couple months ago. In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with Ryan Henderson, a UAS pilot with the University of Maryland. He begins by describing the Phoenix Ace V2 from UAV Solutions, which flies using a custom seven-cell […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsThis Drone Flies for 60 Minutes (and Does Science!)
Galin Hernandez of PuertoRicoFlyer.com sent us these photos, taken between May 30-June 2, 2017, when he flew a Zenith 750 STOL (N750JH) from St. Augustine, Florida, to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. “The trip covered over 1,324 miles in 16.8 hours of flying,” he reported, adding he averaged 68 knots during the entire trip. “It took four days and I landed in four different countries.” […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comFlying a Zenith 750 to Puerto Rico
Of all the mass produced airplanes ever to come off an assembly line, anywhere in the world, there may be no more iconic a flying machine than the humble Piper J3 Cub. First built in 1937, production of the Cub lasted a mere 10 years. By the time the Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, production line closed down […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comThe caretaker’s task
The Network of Drone Enthusiasts, NODE, is asking drone operators to lobby Canadian lawmakers for changes in Canada’s restrictive Interim Order on drone use. The NODE is a grass-roots organization of pilots and manufacturers – the initial sponsor is DJI – dedicated to acting as a voice to ensure fair legislation. While promoting safe and […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDrone Group Asks Pilots to Contact Canadian Lawmakers
DJI started sending film crews to the World Rally Championship last year, highlighting the potential of drone technology and bringing WRC to a wider audience. Things almost went very wrong at the latest meet in Sardinia, Italy, when a DJI Inspire 2 barely missed a dangerous collision with one of the race cars. Although the Chinese […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDJI Crew has Near Miss at World Rally Champs in Sardinia, Italy
Kespry, the Menlo Park based aerial intelligence platform founded in 2013, has a deepened its executive bench over the past few months beginning with a new CEO (George Mathew) and several other key hires including Jim Allison, VP Engineering and Jitender Aswani, VP of Product and Analytics. Dronelife spoke with Allison and Aswani recently on […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsFor New Kespry Execs It All Begins with the Customer
FAA Examiner With More Than 10,000 Check Rides To His Credit One thing is for certain. Clyde Shelton got a lot of pilots started in their aviation careers. Shelton has Gone West after what was described as a brief illness. He died June 10 at the age of 86.
Source: aero newsGone West: Clyde Shelton
Company Publishes Updated Service Instruction To Its Online Knowledge Base The FAA has granted Lycoming Engines a 200 hour extension to the TBO on certain engine models.
Source: aero newsFAA Approves Extension Of TBO On Certain Lycoming Engine Models