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Fri, May 06, 2016

Airborne 05.05.16: Huerta at AUVSI, F22 Coming Back?, Flt School Leaves SMO

Also: Canadian Airshows, SAFE, Airbus A350 XWB, Master Instructors, No-Fly Violin, Brussels Reopens, Echodyne

Speaking yesterday at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing an advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft as part of their coursework. Huerta said the drone advisory committee is intended to be a long-lasting group that will help identify and prioritize integration challenges and improvements, and create broad support for an overall integration strategy. Intel CEO ‘Brian Krzanich’ has been asked by Huerta to chair the group. Congressman J. Randy Forbes has written an editorial for the Wall Street Journal saying that Congress should restart production of the F-

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Classic Aero-TV: The Upgraded TD2 – Redbird Packs More Value In Desktop Sims

Advanced Flight Training In A Desktop Device...

Redbird Flight Simulations is revolutionizing the use of full-motion simulators in all stages of aviation training. In this video we see another side of simulation that has been around in some forms but Redbird has brought it to a level of professional usability. Most of us think of this as “tabletop simulation.”

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Purdue Aviation, Tecnam Combine Resources

Plan To Bring Sales, Flight Training To Purdue Research Park Aerospace District

Purdue Aviation LLC, Purdue Research Foundation and Tecnam US Inc. have announced a partnership that will support a U.S.-based sales, maintenance and training center in the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, IN.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Flyability Introduces Elios

The First Collision-Tolerant UAV For The Inspection And Exploration Of Confined And Complex Spaces

Flyability presented for the first time at the AUVSI Xponentialconferenceits Elios drone. Based on a patented protective cage and flight control algorithms, and inspired by the flight of insects, Elios is the first collision-tolerant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It answers the two major challenges of flying robotics: managing obstacles and collisions, and increasing safety of operation.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Martin Aircraft Nears Production On 'Jetpack'

Company Estimates Just Over A Month To Go Before Production Begins

It is always an exciting moment for a company when it watches its first products roll off the commercial assembly line, especially when that product has taken more than 30 years to evolve from concept to reality.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

AW609 TiltRotor Update: Third Prototype Nears First Flight

Successful Ground Run Tested All Engines

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced that the third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy, marking a critical milestone as the program advances its testing and plans a resumption of flight testing activities.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

AeroSports Update: New Student Pilot Certificate Causing Challenges

EAA Exploring Solutions To Issues In The New Student Pilot Rule

On April 1 of this year a new FAA rule took effect that requires student pilots to apply for a student pilot certificate through a Flight Standards District Office, designated pilot examiner, flight school, or certified flight instructor. Student pilot certificates are no longer issued through aviation medical examiners in combination with a medical certificate. You also may no longer go to a designated pilot examiner or FAA office to have one issued on the spot.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Senate Thanks Coast Guard Aviators For 100 Years Of Service

Resolution Sponsored By Commerce Committee Chair Sen. John Thune

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week to recognize the 100th anniversary of Coast Guard aviation and honor the aviators who serve in support of the nation’s safety and security.

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Klyde Morris 05.06.16

Never Let It Be Said They Didn't Do The Least They Could Do, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Drones Over America – Nevada Test Site Flies The NASA National Campaign

Four Aircraft Flew Four Different Public Service Support Scenarios Simultaneously

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) launched four Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) simultaneous on four different public service support scenarios at the Reno-Stead UAV Test Range in close collaboration with the NASA-Ames UAV Command Center.

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