The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new flight corridor in central Virginia for unnamed aircraft testing. The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership has received a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for research flights up to 7,000 feet in altitude in an area of nearly 5,000 square miles in central Virginia. The […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsVirginia Tech COA Enables Long-distance Flight Surveying of Energy Corridors, Infrastructure
The president of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association says the escalating pilot shortage could soon be hitting mainstream America where it hurts most. “Millions of Americans are not going to get their online purchases delivered to their front door if the situation does not improve,” RACCA President Stan Bernstein told Global Trader magazine.
Source: avwebPilot Shortage Threatens Online Shopping
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is looking for aircraft owners and pilots to help refine the technology for the company’s new oil debris monitoring technology, which is in the final stages of development.
“We are seeking ‘early adopters’ from among our business aviation customers to participate in the trial to support the final calibration of this technology across our turbofan and PT6A engine models,” said Timothy Swail, Vice President, Customer Programs, P&WC. “Our oil analysis technology has shown its potential to take engine diagnostics and prognostics to the next level of precision and efficacy to drive enhanced aircraft availability, reduce costs and enable preventive, on-condition maintenance environments.”
The new technology detects minute particles within engine oil, allowing for the identification of deterioration in specific oil-wetted components well before a potential event occurs without having to remove the engine, according to company officials.
P&WC is asking business aviation customers to join the technology trial by contacting their field service representative. They will be asked to collect oil samples at regular intervals and ship them to P&WC for analysis, with expenses paid by P&WC.
Participants will have the opportunity to receive reports, for information purposes only, with oil analysis results and technology updates at no cost during the trial.
“With more than 14,000 P&WC turbofan engines and over 15,000 PT6A engines flying, there is an opportunity to significantly extend time on wing and transform unscheduled events into scheduled events, helping customers save time, reduce costs and optimize maintenance planning,” said Swail.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comP&WC looking for pilots for oil debris monitoring trials
LAKELAND, Florida — Greg Holden, a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ‘n FUN Campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), has been awarded SUN ’n FUN’s 2016 Top Gun Citation of Merit.
Greg received a $4,000 SUN ‘n FUN scholarship and a flight bag from SUN ‘n FUN business partner MYGOFLIGHT. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall.
Greg Holden with SUN ‘n FUN Chairman of the Board Bob Knight (left) and SUN ‘n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts (right) at CFAA’s end of the year awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016.
The Top Gun Citation of Merit is presented to the graduating senior who has consistently demonstrated outstanding scholastic accomplishment, exemplary character and motivating leadership during their tenure at Central Florida Aerospace Academy.
The Top Gun honoree is an example to others in not only academic excellence, but in service to their community.
He or she has been a regular and visible participant in aviation related programs and events.
The Top Gun’s standout performance and work ethic in all areas define him or her as an influential moving force in the future of the aerospace industry, supporting the SUN ‘n FUN and Aerospace Center for Excellence mission of building A Brighter Future Through Aviation.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comSUN ’n FUN’s 2016 Top Gun Citation of Merit awarded
Each week we feature a video sent to us by Dronetheworld.com, a site that collects and maps drone videos from around the world. This one was made by Olivier Mansiot from the folks at DronetheWorld: These guys did the climb of a life time, and caught it on their DJI. Outstanding adventure-droning in a perfect […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDronetheWorld Video of the Week! Brazil!
European Business Aircraft Operators Must Comply With New EASA Air Operations Covering Non-Commercial Flights By August 2016 TrainingPort.net has announced that it is partnering with AeroEx to offer customized online training for European business aircraft operators flying non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (NCC).
Source: aero newsTrainingPort.net Partners With AeroEx To Offer Online Training For NCC Operators
A 56-year-old Florida man been identified as the pilot who died when the P-47 Thunderbolt he was flying went into the Hudson River off Manhattan late Friday. William Gordon was flying the aircraft on a photo flight with two other aircraft promoting the American Airpower Museum’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Thunderbolt, which was used extensively by the U.S. Army Air Force in the Second World War.
Source: avwebPilot Lost In Thunderbolt Crash
As he promised in February, Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster appears intent on trying again to convince his fellow lawmakers to privatize air traffic control in the U.S.
Source: avwebATC Privatization Back In Play
Apple introduced its largest tablet ever last fall, the 12.9″ iPad Pro. It’s meant to be a laptop replacement as much as a regular iPad, and we found it too large for most airplanes. However, we have seen some pilots flying with it, particularly in larger airplanes or ones with no yoke to get in the way.
That brings up an important question: how do you secure this large tablet in the cockpit? There are not nearly as many options as there are for the smaller 9.7″ iPad Pro or the iPad Mini. However, some good options have recently become available.
MyGoFlight has a comprehensive line of mounts, and their new Universal XL Tablet Cradle works well with the iPad Pro 12.9″. This sturdy cradle is made from aluminum and features two adjustable arms that can slide to accommodate almost any tablet, from iPad Mini to iPad Pro 12.9″ – even with cases on. This cradle is compatible with MyGoFlight’s suction cup and yoke mounts.
For pilots who prefer a kneeboard solution, the only good option right now is the MyClip Kneeboard. Fortunately, it’s a kneeboard we like – while it’s very simple, it’s also well made, adjustable and easy to use. It keeps your iPad securely attached to your leg, and can fit almost all tablets, including iPad Mini and iPad Pro. It will also fit tablets with a case, as long as it’s not thicker than 0.45″.
Source: Ipad appsiPad Pro 12.9″ mounting options
Wonder how Part 107 might make it easier than the current system of 333 Exemptions to get your commercial drone authorization? DRONELIFE has created an infographic to highlight the basics. Need more information? Check out our posts on Part 107 basics, and this guest post from our friends at Skyward on whether you should wait for Part […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsSection 333 vs. Part 107: An Infographic