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November 11, 2017

Drone Registration Included In DOD Authorization Bill

Would Reinstate The Registration Struck Down By A Court Earlier This Year

A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been approved by a House/Senate conference committee, and is expected to be passed by both chambers and signed by President Trump.

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NTSB Releases Factual Report From T-28 Fatal Accident In July

Aircraft Impacted A Light Pole During Landing Approach

The NTSB has released its factual report from an accident involving a T-28 Trojan aircraft that was landing at Moorhead Municipal Airport (KJKJ), in Moorhead, MN.

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Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Reaches 100 Hours In The T-50A

Mark 'Red' Warner Is First To Reach The Milestone In The Airplane

Lockheed Martin test pilot Mark "Red" Ward reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company's offering for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.

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Goodyear’s New Blimp 'Wingfoot Two' Arrives In Los Angeles

A Bigger, Faster, State-Of-The-Art Goodyear Blimp Begins A New Era In The West

Goodyear’s newest blimp Wingfoot Two and its crew recently arrived in greater Los Angeles, completing a 2,600-mile, 10-state and three-week cross-country tour from Ohio to California. Wingfoot Two will be temporarily based at Long Beach Airport until moving to its permanent home at Goodyear’s airship base in nearby Carson, CA.

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International Allies Receive F-35 Full Mission Simulators

In-Country Pilot And Maintenance Training Ramps Up

Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces – the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators.

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FlightSafety International Promotes Steve Fedynyszyn

Named Director, Quality, Safety And Standards

FlightSafety International has named Steve Fedynyszyn Director of Quality, Safety and Standards. Steve assumes responsibility for the establishment, optimization and management of business processes within the FlightSafety Quality and Safety Management System.

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ESA Studies Ocean Moon Enceladus For Signs Of A Heated Core

New Study Suggests It Could Be A Potentially Habitable Body

Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favor of the moon as a potentially habitable world.

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Vega Launches Earth Observation Satellite For Morocco

Delivered Into Sun-Synchronous Orbit Less Than An Hour After Launch

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco. Liftoff of Vega’s 11th mission from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana came at 01:42 GMT on November 8.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.11.17)

"Congress finalized legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members. We expect this legislation – the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 – to go through final passage in the House and Senate, and to the President’s desk, soon." Source: Statement from the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.11.17): Skidding Turn

An uncoordinated turn in which the rate of turn is too great for the angle of bank, pulling the aircraft to the outside of the turn.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.11.17)

RAF Model Aircraft Association

From its inception in 1949 the RAFMAA has been one of the driving forces of the sport and even today it has members competing at national level.

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