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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.17): Circle-To-Land Maneuver

A maneuver initiated by the pilot to align the aircraft with a runway for landing when a straight-in landing from an instrument approach is not possible or is not desirable.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.17)

Utah Back Country Pilots

Utah Back Country Pilots believes that through sharing their knowledge and experience of remote airstrips they can make backcountry flying in Utah safer.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Airborne 04.26.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, Mooney CEO Departs, Part 23 Training

Also: Sun 'n Fun, North Dakota, Turbulence, Canadian Drones, Voyageur Aviation, Oxford Airport, Drone Classes

A major player in the online world, Google’s Larry Page, has entered the aviation arena with a personal flying machine that is supposed to operate in the 'ultralight' category. Called the 'Kitty Hawk Flyer' -- the new ultralight air vehicle is a new, all-electric aircraft. Page's effort claims the aircraft to be "safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year." After less than a year at the helm of Mooney Aircraft, Vivek Saxena has

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17: UAS Broadcast, College Drone Racing, XPO17 LIVE!

Also: Aeryon Labs, Northrop Grumman, XTAR Connectivity, Bowling Green Drones

The broadcast platforms of tomorrow may well be unmanned... and 360 Designs has just introduced the Flying EYE -- designed to be a virtual reality (VR), live-streaming UAV. 360 Designs claims the vehicle is the world's first broadcast quality, live streaming VR drone -- offering as much as 6K resolution, as well as the ability to broadcast 360 video to YouTube, Facebook, ground receivers, a custom app and other venues. The competitive landscape for the drone community is growing larger by the day... and the most recent iteration involves the collegiate community in a new generation of UAS racing contents. The Purdue Drone Club hosted the first ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship on April 15th, 2017. A landmark in collegiate drone racing, the sport of drone racing is currently one of the fastest growing spor

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Aero-TV: Rotorcraft Risk Mitigation - FX, LLC, at HeliExpo 2017

Focus Is On Reducing The Accident Rates Across The Industry…

FX LLC was established by the helicopter industry to look into the root causes of helicopter accidents, and they found that it often comes down to the fundamentals. Kevin Bredenbeck, VP of Operations and Director of Training for FX LLC told ANN CEO and editor in chief Jim Campbell at HAI 2017 that the group was challenged with looking at about 2,000 accidents. What they found were some common threads in those accidents.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The 2017 Planes of Fame Air Show At The Chino Airport Will Go On As Planned

But Tenants Who Filed Suit Will Seek Changes In Oversight For 2018 Show

The group of plaintiffs filing suit against Planes of Fame have withdrawn the motion for a preliminary injunction of the 2017 air show. This action will allow the air show to proceed as planned on May 6th and 7th, 2017. The plaintiffs will continue legal action in their pursuit of fair operations for future air shows at the Chino Airport.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun...

DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the original Phantom 4, with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter. The upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, while more powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps -- at a 100Mbps bitrate. Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with intelligent features that allow automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. With the FlightAutonomy system, the P4A is able to hover precisely, without GPS. Here we go again... The Toms River, New Jersey, town council has introduced a very restrictive ban on small UAVs in response to alleged complaints from residents. The ordinance would ban all flights under 400 feet, with

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

FAA Launches BasicMed

Offers An Alternative To Third Class Medical

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Vivek Saxena Reportedly Steps Down As Mooney CEO

Albert Li Will Serve As Executive Director While A Search For His Replacement Is Conducted

After less than a year at the helm of Mooney Aircraft, Vivek Saxena has apparently resigned his post. 

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