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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

National Park Service Uses Drones To Search For Missing Grand Canyon Hikers

Only Park With Its Own Fleet Of UAVs For SAR Operations

An effort to locate two hikers who went missing in the Grand Canyon on April 15 involved the extensive use of drones owned by the National Park Service. But the aircraft were unable to locate the pair after several days of searching.

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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 apparently resigned his post. Employees at the company's Kerrville, T

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Airborne 04.25.17: Vietnam Helicopter Museum, Gleim Virtual Cockpit, Av Police

Also: Airport Fight, Aero-Calendar, H145, A321neo, Emirates, Airspace Workshops, Jeppesen

A claim of discrimination has been filed against Contra Costa County, CA by the Vietnam Helicopter Museum, which alleges that the county has discriminated by repeatedly blocking attempts to lease a hangar at Buchanan Field. Pacific States Aviation, the Conco Companies, and the museum, first attempted to rent a 39,000 square-foot hangar in December. The museum ranked third in the process. They filed an informal complaint with the FAA in January when the county refused a 2015 request by the former hangar tenant to transfer ownership of the hangar and assign the lease to the museum. Gleim Aviation has released the Gleim Virtual Cockpit. The all-in-one simulator platform, when used in conjunction with the Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course, offers a home simulator platform with a f

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Collision Reported Between Drone And Private Airplane

But FAA Says It Can Find No Evidence Of Impact

A pilot flying near Sedona, AZ reported that a drone collided with his airplane in mid-air, but the FAA says that it can't find any evidence of the incident.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Hangar Introduces New Software For 360-Degree Drone Photos

Allows Users to Autonomously Capture and Stitch 360 Photos With A DJI Drone

Hangar has introduced a new app it is calling a "piece of Hangar’s vision for the future, a proof-of-concept for end-to-end autonomous data capture, processing, and delivery."

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Drone Operator Classes Being Offered At St. Petersburg, FL College

Two Scheduled In The Next Two Weeks

St. Petersburg College in Florida is offering two classes to prepare potential drone operators for careers in the burgeoning industry.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

GLO Airlines Files For Bankruptcy

Has Operated As A Regional Charter Carrier From KMSY Since 2015

New Orleans-based GLO Airlines has filed for bankruptcy protection, and has been ordered to cease operations by Thursday, according to court records.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Banning, CA Mayor Calls Airport A 'Waste Of Money'

City Considers Closing The Airport Due To Lack Of Use

There's another airport on a city's chopping block in California. This time, it's the city of Banning, CA that is considering closing its airport and turning the land over to developers.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education With President Trump

Sets New U.S. Record for Time in Space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut – an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

NTSB Released Factual Report From December, 2015 Accident In Telluride, CO

Pilots Said They Did Not Know Airport Was Closed When The Accident Occurred

The NTSB has released a factual report from an accident that occurred December 23, 2015 at Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX) in Colorado in which a Hawker 400 XP jet of Mexican registration collided with a snowplow on the runway. All eight people involved, including the snowplow driver, survived the accident.

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