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May 19, 2018

NASA Awards Grants For Research Into Life In Universe

Three Teams Will Receive Grants Totalling $8 Million

NASA has awarded five-year grants, each approximately $8 million, to three research teams that will study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

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AMA Celebrates A Year Of Successful Advocacy

Working To Protect The Interests Of Model Aviation In Washington And Elsewhere

The Academy of Model Aeronautics says it has been a successful year lobbying in Washington on behalf of its members. From engaging with legislators at all levels to championing additional Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) waivers, AMA was actively involved on many fronts to preserve the hobby. Model aviation faced many challenges, including an increase in government involvement and proposed regulations.

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Airbus To Offer H135 For U.S. Navy Helicopter Trainer Replacement

Light Twin-Engine Aircraft Is Leading Military Trainer Globally

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will offer the Airbus H135 helicopter as the solution for the U.S. Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. An H135 demonstrator aircraft in Navy trainer markings is on display this week at the 2018 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, VA.

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InfraDrone Announces Release Of App For Drone Pilot Jobs

Company To Post Paid Flight Opportunities; Pilots To Receive Notice, Assignment And Payment Via App

InfraDrone LLC announced today the release of their new App, available on both Android and iPhone App stores and via the web. Professional drone pilots are in demand as interest in drones is skyrocketing. All pilots registered on the network must be licensed and insured, and will have the opportunity to post the type of cameras and scanners they are carrying.

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FAA Grants STC To Spidertracks And Olympic Aero Services

Allows Installation Of Telemetry And Flight-Following Technology On Firefighting Helicopters

The FAA has awarded and STC to Spidertracks and Olympic Aero Services for the installation of Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) and Automated Flight Following Feed (AFF) hardware for Type 1 USFS exclusive use in aerial firefighting helicopters.

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DroneUp Completes Executive Team

Craig Coker Named Chief Pilot And VP Of Community Development

DroneUp today announced the expansion of its executive team to position the company for growth in the UAV industry. Craig Coker, a well-known pilot and drone technology expert, will serve as Chief Pilot and Vice President of Community Development.

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Kentucky Aviation Museum Exhibit Features Twin-Boom Aircraft

Includes P-38 Lightning 'Glacier Girl'

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington has opened an exhibit that focuses on "Twin Boom" aircraft, including a P-38 Lighting with strong Kentucky connections that was lost on a ferry flight to Europe in 1942.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.19.18)

“With NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite on its way to discover new worlds around our nearest stellar neighbors, Cassini’s discovery of the ingredients necessary for life in Enceladus’s plumes, and with Europa Clipper and Mars 2020 on the horizon, these research teams will provide the critical interdisciplinary expertise needed to help interpret data from these missions and future astrobiology-focused missions.” Source: NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.18): Restricted Area

Airspace designated under 14 CFR part 73 within which the flight of aircraft, while not wholly prohibited, is subject to restriction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.18)

FAA Academy

The FAA Academy provides technical and managerial training and development for our workforce and the aviation community. Since courses have different admissions criteria, prospective participants are admitted on a course-by-course basis.

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AD: Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-10-04

PRODUCT: Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes.

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