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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Airborne 03.24.17: GA v Privatization, FAA UAS $$$, Mexico Fines

Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast

With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this year, a host of GA leaders have joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring their, “real and long-standing concerns” regarding a concept being pushed by some big airlines regarding ATC. Specifically, the organizations cited concerns over a proposal promoted by some big airlines for the creation of “a new governance and funding model for our nation's aviation system, based on systems in other parts of the world. In a memo dated March 7, 2017, the FAA asks its Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) - Task Group 3 to explore ways to increase funding for the integration of UAVs into the National Airspace. "The FAA would welcome consideration of a broad array of options,

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives!

The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carry hefty penalties for violators... Even more so than those here in the US. The new rules apply to aircraft weighing between about half a pound and 77 pounds being flown non-commercially. Under the rules, recreational drones may not be flown higher than 90 meters above the ground; closer than 75 meters from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds; and closer than 9 kilometers from the center of any "aerodrome"... defined as anywhere that aircraft take off and land. The rules also prohibit flight in controlled or restricted airspace, within about 5.6 miles of a forest fire, or anywhere the aircraft could interfere with police or first responders. Positing that we need anti-drone instruments, the folks of the T

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Dynon Introduces Dual Band ADS-B Traffic And Weather Receiver

Receives Data On Both 978 MHz And 1090 MHz Frequencies

Dynons new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz. In the US, it also receives free text and graphical weather from the FAA’s network of ADS-B ground stations. Unlike portable ADS-B receivers, SkyView and AF-5000 pilots receive FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when the SV-ADSB-472 is paired with our Mode-S transponder and SV-GPS-2020.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization

The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons to operate, maintain, and deploy the UAV. The UAV will be operated by a team that is compiled of UAV Pilots, Air Imagery Intelligence Experts and Air Force Engineers. The Heron 1 UAV, which Singapore received in 2012, will provide Singapore’s Armed Forces with stronger situational awareness and enhanced mission effectiveness on the battlefield. The UAV is capable of performing a plethora of missions thanks to a multi-mission sensor installed upon it. Regular Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operations saw significant advancement, recently, as Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin CDL Systems completed their first BVLOS pipeline, well site and power line inspections using the Transport

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Drones Provide Next-Gen Oil & Gas Facility Protection

UAV Technology Sniffing For Leaks, Surveying Operations And Protecting The Environment

Oil and gas spills and leaks have been of extreme concern throughout the history of the industry, with safety of the environment and people the most critical part of a manufacturer’s infrastructure. All oil and gas companies are committed to diligent inspection. Combined with the rise and availability of drone technology, these organizations have taken note of how to advance their facility and risk programs, and integrate drone maintenance to help prevent disasters.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Using Drones For Runway Inspections

Unmanned Aircraft Assisting With Runway Surveys

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are now using drones to inspect runways and document pavement issues for future maintenance.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

FlightSafety Expands G650 Simulator Training

Offers The Only Factory-Authorized Gulfstream G650 Training Close To Operators In Europe, The Middle East, And Surrounding Regions

FlightSafety International announces the start of the only factory-authorized Gulfstream G650 training program located close to operators in Europe, the Middle East, and surrounding regions.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Announces The Class Of 2017

Created By Bay-Area Pilots To Support Flight Training

The Upwind Foundation (Upwind) is pleased to announce the Upwind Summer Scholarship Class of 2017. The following San Francisco Bay Area high school juniors have been awarded the flight scholarship: Giles Beebe of Menlo Park, Peter Habelt of Burlingame, Dante Pacini of San Mateo, and Alexandra Strehlow of Portola Valley. These four aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program which begins with ground school in April and continues with flight training during the summer.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

TRU Simulation + Training Continues To Expand ProFlight Pilot Training

Recently Approved Cessna Citation CJ3+ Training Program Added To Course Offerings

TRU Simulation + Training will continue to expand its pilot training capabilities throughout 2017 to include several popular Textron Aviation business jet models including the Cessna Citation Longitude, Citation Sovereign+, Citation Latitude and Citation CJ3+.

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Sat, Mar 25, 2017

A400M Delivers First Humanitarian Cargo With Royal Malaysian Air Force

Relief Supplies Will Be Used To Prevent Malaria Outbreaks In The Wake Of Natural Disasters

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have delivered a load of humanitarian goods from Seville, Spain, to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Regional Office in Malaysia.

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