It uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to pick its way through obstacles, and Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke declared it “independently safe,” introducing a new term into the aviation lexicon and attaching it to a radical new drone design.
Source: aopaAmazon unveils flying delivery robot
If you’ve read my columns before, then you know that I’m a huge fan of repairing versus replacing items during aircraft maintenance. There are many valid reasons for this, including saving money, keeping an otherwise known-good component continuing in service, keeping otherwise known-good mechanics in business, and saving the planet from a little more airplane junk in the town dump.
Source: aopaAircraft Maintenance: Repair or replace?
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) applauded Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) following the announcement that $840 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will be distributed amongst 381 airports across the country.
Source: aopaAOPA APPLAUDS CONGRESS AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ON AIRPORT FUNDING
Just as happened 75 years ago when troops from America, Britain, Canada and a host of other Allied nations stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, to begin the invasion of Europe, French citizens embraced the arriving parachutists and pilots who commemorated the D-Day event.
Source: aopaReflections from Normandy
Two years after President Donald Trump first announced his intent to reverse Obama-era changes easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, a final rule effective June 5 closed the door for most of general aviation.
Source: aopaNew rule ends private flights to Cuba
The House Appropriations Committee has voted to recommend full funding of two workforce development grant programs supported by AOPA and the aerospace industry to develop high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and support aviation maintenance technician initiatives to meet growing demand for aviation workers.
Source: aopaHouse committee backs funding aviation workforce programs
A veteran marketing executive with years of experience at automotive, audio, and building materials manufacturers started work June 3 as the new CEO of Cirrus Aircraft.
Source: aopaCirrus names new CEO
Enjoy beautiful views of the cliffs and waterfalls in Yosemite Valley and the Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove from your own aircraft, missing the crowds and traffic congestion below.
Source: aopaFly over Yosemite, hop a wine tasting trolley
Veteran Douglas C–47 pilot Doug Rozendaal was sympathetic to the charges following along behind That’s All Brother. Although all are experienced in heavy radial-engine airplanes, some of the pilots in the other five Skytrains had little time flying military-style formation in DC–3s and C–47s.
Source: aopa'That's All Brother' leads the pack once again
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA’s) annual survey to take the pulse of flight training and seek out excellence where it lives opens on June 1. Anyone who has taken flight training, including recurrent training, within the past 12 months can weigh in and share their experience.
Source: aopaAOPA 2019 FLIGHT TRAINING EXPERIENCE SURVEY OPENS