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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

AMA Drone Report 01.16.20: Remote ID Opposition, DRL Tryouts, Karma Updated

Also: Super Bowl LIV Regs, Drone-Based Home Security, Unlawful Drone Ops, Red Cat Acquisition

With the recent announcement of a Model Aircraft Political Action Committee and dozens of negative comments on the Remote ID proposal put forth by the FAA, as well as other issues, the model aviation community clearly has some problems with recent FAA actions. Comments and complaints about the FAA’s change in tactics are all over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other Social Media outlets, and it's pretty clear that the model aviation community feels threatened and at risk. Even members of the full-scale aviation community are expressing concern, with recent support for model concerns shown by the EAA... who has been vocal and active in these issues. Want to try out for the Drone Racing league in the comfort of your home? Now’s your chance to become a DRL pilot without having to travel. Anyone w

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Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Airborne 01.13.20: Continental MSB, First Colt LSA, Tamarack Update

Also: E-2D Sustainment Pilot Program, Upwind Summer Scholarship, Collins HUD Training Device, USAF Birthday

Concerns about the amount of voluntary compliance with a low-cost Service Bulletin affecting certain 520 and 550 series engines have caused Continental Aerospace Technologies to turn it into a Mandatory Service Bulletin, with Continental shouldering the costs for the actual required work. Continental is re-categorizing SB18-08A to an MSB MSB18-08B. This re-categorization is needed due to the low percentage of compliance. CAT notes that, “We have not seen any cylinder failures in the field that comply with the bulletin so our goal is to drive safety while encouraging a higher percentage of compliance.” Texas Aircraft has delivered its first Colt-SL S-LSA to Ricky Youschak, of Gainesville, Florida. Further; this first airplane boast some custom touches, just for Youschak. Among tho

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Airborne 01.13.20: Continental MSB, First Colt LSA, Tamarack Update

Also: E-2D Sustainment Pilot Program, Upwind Summer Scholarship, Collins HUD Training Device, USAF Birthday

Concerns about the amount of voluntary compliance with a low-cost Service Bulletin affecting certain 520 and 550 series engines have caused Continental Aerospace Technologies to turn it into a Mandatory Service Bulletin, with Continental shouldering the costs for the actual required work. Continental is re-categorizing SB18-08A to an MSB MSB18-08B. This re-categorization is needed due to the low percentage of compliance. CAT notes that, “We have not seen any cylinder failures in the field that comply with the bulletin so our goal is to drive safety while encouraging a higher percentage of compliance.” Texas Aircraft has delivered its first Colt-SL S-LSA to Ricky Youschak, of Gainesville, Florida. Further; this first airplane boast some custom touches, just for Youschak. Among tho

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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 01.14.20: 1st US EHang Flt, $6M For Kratos, Unlawful Drone Ops

Also: Karma Firmware Update, Swift Tactical Systems, Drone-Based Home Security, Drone Swarms (Again)

EHang conducted its first-ever US trial flight of its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216 on Jan 7, as part of the North Carolina Transportation Summit hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on January 8 and 9. This represents the first time that the EHang 216 has received flight approval from the FAA. While this was a non-passenger flight, EHang is working with the FAA to secure approval for a passenger trial flight of the EHang 216 in the near future. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions recently received approximately $6 million in high performance jet powered unmanned aerial target drone system orders, and related ancillary and spares support equipment. Work under these contract awards will be performed primarily in Kratos Unmanned Systems Division produc

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Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Aero-TV: Anthony Jimenez - Sling Pilot Academy Scholarship Recipient

Anthony Scored a $20K Award To Achieve His Dream Of Becoming A Professional Pilot

Throughout his journey from Costa Rica to the United States, California student pilot, Anthony ‘Tony’ Jimenez, has dreamed of becoming a professional aviator. Even with aggressive new programs like the ones offered by the Sling Pilot Academy (SPA), such pursuits seem daunting at first. But Anthony’s recent win in a $20K scholarship competition will help make his dream achievable as he works towards his goal of joining the worldwide aviation community as a professional pilot.

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