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AMA Expo West was quite a transition for the ANN crew... who went from the insanity of Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show to the relative calm of the model aviation community. Incoming AMA President Rich Hansen spent a great deal of time with ANN chatting about the future of model aviation and the hobby drone community... and we’ll feature those remarks in upcoming Aero-TV feature interviews. By all appearances, the busy convention seemed a successful gathering... Drones come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re finding out that their design purpose is almost limitless. Propel RC proved this point at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with their fascinating line of Star Wars drones. While these drones are obviously aimed at the market of fun and fantasy, the technology invo
In the drone business, DJI is the manufacturer that people look to for innovation and market smarts. While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, spoke with the Head U.S. Spokesman for DJI, Adam Lisberg. Lisberg started off by giving us an introduction to some of DJI’s latest products, including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, and then on to their professional level drone, the Inspire 2. Lisberg goes into details about these products and how each one carves out its unique place in their line of drone products.
Testing Will Take Place In The World's Biggest Wind Tunnel
Someday, we may be able to commute to our jobs in aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane. Developing these advanced tiltrotors is no simple task, so NASA is installing a new rig that will let experts test them at an unprecedented scale in wind tunnels, where pilots’ lives won’t be on the line.
Aero Linx: The Ohio Aviation Association (OAA)
Founded in 1965 as the Ohio Airport Manager's Association, the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit corporation committed to airport development and safety in Ohio. OAA’s mission is to promote aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences; to foster public recognition and understanding of aviation in Ohio; to promote and encourage better relations between airports, users, and communities served; and to cooperate with all organizations working for the general advancement and benefit of aviation. Association activities are primarily supported through membership dues and the dedicated volunteerism of its members. Membership is comprised primarily of fixed base operators, airport sponsors, airport planners and engineers, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts.
As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.
Flight Management Systems
A computer system that uses a large data base to allow routes to be preprogrammed and fed into the system by means of a data loader. The system is constantly updated with respect to position accuracy by reference to conventional navigation aids. The sophisticated program and its associated data base ensures that the most appropriate aids are automatically selected during the information update cycle.
“The B-17F Memphis Belle is an icon that represents the thousands of bomber crews, maintainers, and others supporting the bomber mission, whose service and sacrifice helped win WWII. Work is underway to showcase the aircraft in the WWII Gallery, and the surrounding exhibit will include interactive displays, rare archival film footage and many personal artifacts which have never been seen before by our visitors.”
Source: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford, in comments made as one of the most recognizable symbols of World War II once again reports for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.
We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport noise come from a few people with a dedicated mission to file the complaints. It seems that one such person has been identified in the Washington DC area. Well known ESA astronaut, Roberto Vittori, moved his family to the Washington DC area where he bought a house in the Hillandale neighborhood north of Georgetown. After moving there, instrument procedures at Ronald Reagan National Airport were changed because of NextGen shift in flight patterns. Vittori claims the noise is now intolerable and he admits to filing some 3,000 complaints since the changes in the flight patterns were implemented. The Airbus Urban Mobility Division may conduct tests of an autonomous "flying car" later this year, according to Airbus CEO To