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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Droner's Manual, Second Edition Now Available

UAV Guidebook Walks Drone Operators Through Building to Operation

ASA's 2nd edition of The Droner’s Manual compacts the most important and relevant knowledge of drone operation into a single guidebook. Author Kevin Jenkins walks would-be pilots through the needful for UAV operators looking to break into hobbyist, enterprise, or government operation. Jenkins includes stepwise guidance on building, programming, testing, and flying multirotor, fixed-wing, and hybrid frame aircraft for nearly any purpose.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2022

Flight Data Systems Selects Sentry CVR

Canadian CVR Mandates Create Demand for Cockpit Voice Recorders

Flight Data Systems has announced the selection of the Canada West Avionics Sentry cockpit voice recorder to comply with 2023 Canadian CVR mandates. The Sentry CVR is a TSO-compliant piece with 2-hour, 4-track datalink message recording, rotor speed inputs, and a 10-minute independent power supply. The Sentry's small, compact footprint and low power consumption allows Canadian operators an all-in-one solution to meet Part 23, 25, or 27 Canadian STC.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA28

The Flight Instructor Then Heard A Loud Noise Come From The Engine And The Engine Lost All Power

On November 21, 2022, at 1805 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-140, N7261F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Manassas, Virginia. The the student pilot sustained minor injuries and the flight instructor was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to the flight instructor, he was instructing the student pilot in maneuvers near the airport in a practice area before they flew back to the airport to practice some touch-and-go landings.

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Sun, Dec 04, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution – ‘Pilots Care About Results’

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Panel Possibilities Range From LSA To eVTOL Aircraft

For the most part, pilots care about the information being presented to them rather than how that information arrives at the panel. That's the assessment of Avilution founder Mark Spencer, who says that the company is working towards making panels that are custom to an aircraft and the type of flying that particular pilot and aircraft are going to do.

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Sun, Dec 04, 2022

FAA Begins Winter Prep Using Airport Improvement Program

$76M in Grants Bolster Snow Removal Capability Throughout USA

The FAA has begun preparation for winter weather with the issuance of more than $76.2 million for snow-ready machinery. The grants will aid 85 airports in 28 states by providing resources for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and infrastructure to store it. Of the $76 million total, $46.2 million will go to snow removal equipment, with big-ticket recipients like Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska receiving $3.1 million to battle winter weather.

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Sun, Dec 04, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18

He Saw The Airplane Strike An Unmarked Tram Cable That Ran Across The River

On November 10, 2022, about 1140 Alaska standard time, a Piper PA-18 airplane, N7123K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chickaloon, Alaska. The student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to a friend of the pilot, the accident airplane and a Cessna 172 airplane were flying together, as a flight of two airplanes, along the Matanuska River.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2022

Red Cat Sells Fat Shark, Rotor Riot Brands

UAV Manufacturer Exits Consumer Game to Focus on Military, Government Products

Uncrewed aircraft manufacturer Red Cat entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with Unusual Machines, Inc., in a move that will spin off Red Cat subsidiaries aimed at consumer products. Unusual Machines will acquire Red Cat's consumer divisions under the brands of Rotor Riot and Fat Shark Holdings, providing the company with a turnkey portfolio of consumer drone offerings and first-person-view goggles. 

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