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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

AMA Drone Report 04.27.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, College Drones, DJI VR Goggles

Also: Airborne at XPONENTIAL, AMA On Mil-Airspace, Canadian Drones, AMA Legislative Efforts

With an appearance not all that different than many of the multi-copters we’re all flying these days, Google’s Larry Page, has entered the aviation arena with a personal flying machine that is supposed to operate in the 'ultralight' category. The 'Kitty Hawk Flyer' is an all-electric aircraft. Page's effort claims the aircraft to be "safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year." Racing is all the rage among the drone community, of late... an

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Transport Canada, EASA Award Steep Approach Certifications To Bombardier CS100

Certifications Follow The Completion Of Steep Approach Demonstration Flights At London City Airport In March

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the CS100 aircraft its steep approach certifications. The CS100 aircraft's capability to operate at challenging airports such as London City (LCY) Airport was validated by Bombardier's comprehensive flight test program. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be the first airline to operate the C Series at LCY Airport.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

California Pilot Sentenced To Federal Prison

Admitted To Operating Private Jets With Passengers Onboard Without Proper License 

An Irvine, CA man who admitted that he illegally piloted private jet airplanes with passengers onboard without having a valid pilot’s license has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Airborne 04.27.17: HondaJet Records, More UAL Fallout, Avenger Gathering

Also: Peggy Whitson!, AUVSI 2017 Live, Air Medical Group, Canadian Airports, GLO Bankrupt, WestJet, Second T-X 

A HondaJet has officially secured its first speed records over two recognized courses from Teterboro, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts to Palm Beach, Florida. In setting the record between New Jersey and Florida, the HondaJet departed Teterboro Airport at 2:15 p.m. EST on April 9, 2016 and landed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport at 5:06 p.m. Despite average headwinds of 60 knots, the flight took two hours and 51 minutes at a cruising altitude of 43,000 feet with the HondaJet surpassing the existing record from Teterboro to Fort Lauderdale. The HondaJet achieved a maximum ground speed of 414 knots. The leadership of the House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee has announced that it will look into the incident in which a passenger was dragged bodily off a United Airlines flight earlier this month. The hearing will foc

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

AMA Drone Report 04.27.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, College Drones, DJI VR Goggles

Also: Airborne at XPONENTIAL, AMA On Mil-Airspace, Canadian Drones, AMA Legislative Efforts
 
With an appearance not all that different than many of the multi-copters we’re all flying these days, Google’s Larry Page, has entered the aviation arena with a personal flying machine that is supposed to operate in the 'ultralight' category. The 'Kitty Hawk Flyer' is an all-electric aircraft. Page's effort claims the aircraft to be "safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year." Racing is all the rage among the drone community, of late... and collegiate drone flyers are no exception.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

London City Airport Announces Declan Collier To Step Down As CEO

Worldwide Search Will Be Conducted To Select His Replacement

Declan Collier has decided to step down as CEO at London City Airport, and an international recruitment firm has been appointed to undertake a search for a new CEO. Declan will be assisting the company in finding a successor.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Airbus Helicopters Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of Gazelle’s Maiden Flight

First Flight Occurred April 7, 1967

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

DJI Refines First-Person VR Goggles

Wearer Sees What The Drone's Camera Sees

Dronemaker DJI has released more details about its soon-to-be-available first person VR goggles which have been in development for a year or so.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

G5000H Available For The Sikorsky S-70 And UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

Garmin Works With Global Aviation Solutions On Avionics Upgrades

The Garmin G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade is now available for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves situational awareness and fulfills global airspace modernization initiatives.

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

EASA Begins Certification Process For C919 Airliner

No Decision Has been Made On Eventual Certification, Ky Says

With the first flight of the COMAC C919 airliner set for early May, EASA has begun to look into possible certification of the jet.

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