ANN Daily Touch N Go: 12.17.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.17.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Knowing Which Way The
Winds Blow: 12.17.07 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob
Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
Yes, yet another type of UAV has been created... but this one
can't help but to pique our interest. A group of researchers from
the University of Michigan has created the first unmanned seaplane
able to perform unpiloted takeoffs and landings on water.
Representatives of the Southwest Regional Fly-In, Inc., also
known as the EAA Texas Fly-In, informed ANN over the weekend of
some sad news... that the officers and directors of the SWRFI voted
to cancel the fly-in scheduled for October 10-11, 2008 and to
ultimately cease operations.
Thugs and criminals are going to have to look overhead, not just
over their shoulders if the North Little Rock Police Department
gets their way. The department is looking at Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles, (UAVs) as a new surveillance tool, as Police Chief Danny
Bradley makes up his mind whether to buy two specially outfitted
helicopters from Rotomotion LLC of Charleston, SC.
The Federal Aviation Administration has warned officials in
Kansas City, MO that the design for the new Paseo Bridge poses a
hazard for aircraft at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC),
according to the Kansas City Star.