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October 13, 2022

Zipline Begins Drone Deliveries in Salt Lake Valley

Zipline Drone Delivery Services Begin in Utah with Eye Towards Service Area Covering 1 Million Customers

Utah's Intermountain Healthcare has begun small medical parcel delivery service with UAV courier company Zipline. Zipline will ramp up its Utah delivery system over the next 5 years to eventually provide service to more than 1 million people in the valley. The company notes that deliveries will be contingent upon a variety of flight conditions surrounding patient homes, since Zipline drones require the usual combination of open airspace, clear flight lines, and sufficient yard size for safe operation.

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Update: Walt Disney's Gulfstream Joins Palm Springs Air Museum

Vintage Grumman Gulfstream I to Debut in Private Unveiling at California Museum

The Disney family's Gulfstream I will make a long-term appearance alongside the Palm Springs Air Museum collection with a special celebration on October 15th. The Mouse, as it's referred to within company lore, will be loaned to the California museum for exhibition. The lightly modified Gulfstream I boasts a number of characteristically Disney changes in addition to looking like it landed straight from the sixties. It's never looked better, having recently completed a renovation courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering.

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PWI Expands LED Lineup for King Air, Falcon Aircraft

Additions to Catalog Bolster Nighttime Identification of Company Logos, Cleaner Interior Lighting

PWI Inc has expanded its cabin lighting lineup with the introduction of a PMA approved LED cabin light. PWI has been the OEM supplier of the Beechcraft King Air's cabin lighting since its introduction, kicking off an enduring relationship between the two entities that continues to this day. Even now PWI continues to evolve and progress in making the aircraft a brighter, cleaner place with a range of cool running, low-draw LED lighting. 

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Classic Aero-TV: I Feel I Can Fly-PLW Modelworks Birdly IITSEC16 FlightSim Demo

From 2016 (YouTube Version): A Truly Unique Flying Experience…

Most of us have dreamed of being able to fly like a bird. And while that’s not an option for most of us, unless you’re interested in a wingsuit, one company has devised a way to at least get close. At I/ITSEC 2016 in Orlando, Florida, Tony Isaacs, VP of Development for PLW Model Works, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that they have married high-resolution virtual reality with a fully-immersive simulation to allow you to “fly” over cities, like New York City, for a bird’s-eye view.

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First Airbus/Korean Light Civil Helicopter Delivered

Joint Airbus/Korean Aerospace Development Program Bears Fruit 

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Light Civil Helicopter to its first customer, Gloria Aviation. The helicopter (LCH), is the result of a joint effort between Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Airbus Helicopters that began as a follow-on to their Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) development program from 2015. The Civil Helicopter completed its first prototype flight testing in late 2019, not long after its Armed sibling did the same in July of the same year.

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