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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Airborne 08.23.19: 'Starman' Intercept?, Paraglider, World Aerobatics

Also: Boeing 737 MAX Panel, FAA Warns Aboout AOA Sensors, Mission To Jupiter, Aviation Coalition

Earlier this week, we said somewhat tongue-in-cheek that Elon Musk might try to recover the Tesla Roadster that was launched aboard the first Falcon Heavy launch and put it back on the road. And while that might not happen, it appears that Musk is at least mulling a mission to take some photos of his car in space. Musk said on Twitter Sunday that SpaceX might launch a photo mission to catch up with the roadster and take some pictures of Starman. But he did not offer any more details about how such a mission would be completed. Italian paraglider Joachim Oberhauser has won the 16th FAI World Paragliding Championship after a nail-biting two-week-long competition in Krushevo, North Macedonia, August 7-17, 2019. Oberhauser, 43, came out on top after 10 days of intense competition flying. He finished ahead

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

AMA Drone Report 08.22.19: AMA Reg Update, FAA Stakeholder Input, SkyPixel-DJI

Also: AIR PIX Selfie Drone, Another NIMBY City, Drone Food Delivery, 'Monumental' Drone LIDAR Map

While the Federal regulatory scene is getting a LOT of attention from AMA theses days, they remind us that they haven’t state and local regulatory issues go ignored. Many of the state legislative sessions have come to an end for the current cycle. This year, we continued to see many UAS-related proposals. However, as legislators begin to have a better understanding about the importance of our long-standing hobby, most of these bills were not overly concerning. Depending on the proposed restrictions or requirements, the AMA Government Affairs team has determined a level of engagement... The FAA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking to work with stakeholders on the administration of a new aeronautical knowledge test for recreational drone operators. Section 349 of the FAA Reauthorizat

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 08.20.19: ROBOpilot First Flight, Amazon Petition, EHang Test

Also: Saildrone Circumnavigates Antarctica, Falcon Research Project, AUVSI Innovation Challenge, Drone Traffic Testing

The Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. “Imagine being able to rapidly and affordably convert a general aviation aircraft, like a Cessna or Piper, into an unmanned aerial vehicle, having it fly a mission autonomously, and then returning it back to its original manned configuration,” said Dr. Alok Das, Senior Scientist with AFRL’s Center for Rapid Innovation. ROBOpilot interacts with an aircraft the same way as a human pilot would. Amazon has petitioned the FAA for a waiver from several current rules governing UAVs to allow the company to begin delivery services with its MK27 drone.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Volocopter Reveals Design For New Urban Air Mobility Aircraft

VoloCity To Become First Commercial Volocopter Aircraft

Volocopter has presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced) and incorporates user feedback as well as test data from all previous Volocopter generations.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Indian Woman Becomes The First To Cross The Pacific In An LSA

Flew Across The International Dateline From Nome, Alaska To Anadyr, Russia

Another record has been set by the WE Expedition as 23-year-old Aarohi Pandit became the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean in an LSA.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

DOD Plans 'Trusted Capital' Program To Match Small UAS Makers With Investors

Initiative Announced At AUVSI Unmanned Systems Defense. Protection. Security In Washington

The U.S. Department of Defense will roll out a "trusted capital" program this fall aimed at bolstering the domestic industrial base for small unmanned aircraft, said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Pilot, Passenger Take Selfies While Plane Sinks

Pilot Blames Contaminated Fuel For Causing The Accident

The pilot and passenger of a Beech Bonanza that was being photographed over San Francisco Bay found themselves in cold water after the plane's engine failed and they were forced to ditch in the bay.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

NASA Looks To 3D Printing To Improve Aircraft Icing Research Tools

Cooperative Research Conducted By NASA, The FAA, ONERA And Others

NASA’s aeronautical innovators are using the most modern research tools available, including 3D printing, to generate new data that will help airplane makers and operators more efficiently deal with one of aviation’s oldest safety challenges – namely, icing.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Maxar Technologies Awards Contract To SolAero Technologies

Will Supply Supply Solar Power Modules To Maxar Technologies For NASA's Power And Propulsion Element

SolAero Technologies has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to power the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA's Gateway. Under the terms of the contract, SolAero will design and manufacture Solar Power Modules (SPMs) that will supply nearly 70 kilowatts to the Gateway as part of NASA's Artemis lunar exploration plans, which will enable future missions to Mars.

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Sat, Aug 24, 2019

Israel Takes Step Towards V-22 Osprey Purchase

Requests Price For The Aircraft From The U.S. Navy's International Programs Office

Israel's Defense Ministry has issued a price request to the U.S. Navy's International Programs Office related to the possible acquisition of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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