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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Aero-TV: Align RC Helicopters - Steadfast Progress & Innovation With Model Rotorcraft

Align Continues To Innovate In RC Helicopter Industry…
 
Speaking to ANN’s CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the at the AMA Expo in Ontario, CA in January, Align’s Marketing and Tech Support Manager … who just goes by “Gale”, said that the company’s latest line of helicopters is lighter and has upgraded servos and electronics.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.22.17)

"The FAA and industry are working together to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents and save lives. You can help make a difference by joining our #Fly Safe campaign." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.17): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.17)

Premier Race Gates

Premier Kites has begun manufacturing premium gates for FPV drone racing. One of the company's kite designers working with PremierRC, Wayne Brunjes, was also an FPV pilot. Wayne had flown courses with homemade PVC pipe gates and found them lacking.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge. The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft man

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Aero-TV: Log, Fly, Coordinate - Kittyhawk's Cross-Platform Drone App

Kittyhawk.io Offers Solutions For Keeping Track Of Everything Going On With Your Drone…

As with anything involving the FAA, the paperwork is important. A new company … Kittyhawk.io … is offering a variety of solutions to help drone operators keep track of everything going on with their aircraft. Josh Ziering, co-founder of Kittyhawk.io. told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the AMA Expo in January that the apps developed by the company can give pilots information about the weather, as well as pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight checklists and maintenance logs through their iOS, Android and web apps.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

NORAD Conducts Multiple Intercepts In Florida Over President’s Day Weekend

President Trump Was In The Sunshine State For Rally, Visit To Mar-A-Lago

The North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted six aircraft violating a temporary flight restriction over Palm City, FL during President’s Day weekend.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Major Canadian Airlines Confirm Safety Protocols In Place For Flight Crews

Transport Canada To Consult Stakeholders On Health And Safety In Aviation Industry

On January 5, 2017, Transport Minister Marc Garneau asked all airlines operating in Canada to confirm their safety protocols are up-to-date, including measures designed to confirm pilots' fitness to fly.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Verizon Acquires Drone Management Tool Developer Skyward

Goal Is To Simplify Drone Operations And Reduce Complexity For Operators

Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT services in high-growth markets, Verizon has announced that it has purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon IoT portfolio, simplifying drone

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