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September 09, 2017

FAA Preps For Hurricane Irma In Florida

Reminds Drone Users To Keep Their Aircraft On The Ground During And After The Storm

The FAA closely monitors forecasted hurricanes and severe weather events and prepares FAA facilities and equipment to withstand storm damage. The agency prepares and protects air traffic control facilities along the projected storm path so operations can quickly resume after the hurricane passes. Enabling flights to resume quickly is critical to support disaster relief efforts.

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Drones Are A New But Valuable Tool In Hurricane Response And Recovery Efforts

New Study By Freedonia Group Highlights Versatility

"Hurricane Harvey is the first major catastrophe in which drones have been used on a large scale by both government and commercial operators," according to Ken Long, an analyst at the Freedonia Group.  They are also likely to find widespread use if Hurricane Irma either directly strikes or skirts the east coast of Florida early next week, as current projections show.

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Angel Flight Southeast Volunteer Pilots On Standby For Irma Relief, Evacuations

Florida-Based Pilots Have Transported Evacuees From South Florida And Puerto Rico

Angel Flight Southeast, a network of approximately 650 volunteer pilots, is already flying missions to help victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean as well as with Florida evacuation efforts. Flights will continue through Saturday, as weather conditions al low, to transport people out of the path of the storm.

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CAP Harvey Flights Exceed 291 Hours

More than 135,000 Photos Captured From The Air

The numbers keep climbing: Civil Air Patrol aircrews though Monday have flown 291.9 hours and generated 135,548 photographs of floods and damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with 279 members from 33 wings participating in the overall mission.

Read More Petition Calls For Legalization Of Flight Training In Pipistrel Alpha

Petitioner Says The Word 'Reciprocating' Should Be Removed From LSA Rules

A flight school attached to Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in southern California has posted a petition on asking the FAA to authorize flight training in the Pipistrel Alpha electric airplane.

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MARS Is New Technology For Consolidating Aircraft Data

Web-Based Platform Designed For Multiple Scenarios

Sutton Integrated has released MARS, a new technology designed for private and fractional aircraft owners, flight departments, and charter operators, that will aide in efforts to provide transparency to aircraft owners.

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LMC Helicopter-Based Missile Detection System Passes U.S. Navy Review Milestone

Preliminary Design Review Completed On Schedule

The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system developed by Lockheed Martin has passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating outstanding sustained performance. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats.

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‘Invasion of Privacy’ Tops List Of Concerns Linked To Commercial Drone Use

Survey Of Risk Managers Highlights Rapidly Growing And Evolving Drones Market

When it comes to commercial drones usage, 61% of risk managers are concerned about the potential for invasion of privacy, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US). Other concerns include inadequate insurance (15%), personal injury (15%) and property damage (9%).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.09.17)

"It is my belief that the word reciprocating was originally added to avoid the complications of turbine and jet aircraft being introduced into the light sport aircraft category which were originally introduced as low-performance, simple, easy to operate aircraft." Source: Excerpt from a petition to allow the Pipistrel Alpha Electro to be used in flight training.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.17): Comply With Restrictions

An ATC instruction that requires an aircraft being vectored back onto an arrival or departure procedure to comply with all altitude and/or speed restrictions depicted on the procedure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.17)

Triple Tree Aerodrome

Pat Hartness, assisted by a  team of associates and volunteers, sculpted the Triple Tree Aerodrome from a bare field and changed it into a first-class aviation facility. Ground-breaking began in 2000 when the lake and a 7000 foot grass runway were first created. In the ensuing years, a hangar, workshop, 1940's tower, multiple gazebos, shower facilities, campsites, hiking trails, helicopter sites and more have been added.

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