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November 12, 2023

NBAA Announces Runway Safety Working Group

As Capitol Hill Looks at Runway Safety, Everyone Joins the Game

The National Business Aviation Association announced a new, dedicated NBAA working group to prevent future incidents around airports and runways, building on momentum from recent testimonials to Senators. NBAA head Ed Bolen made use of his testimony to the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation to announce the change.

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Classic Aero-TV: Push-Roll-Power! Patriot Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

From NBAA 2019: Patriots Jet Team Offers Upset Recovery Training In A Sabreliner

We've all practiced unusual attitudes during primary flight training, and then may have never strayed beyond straight-and-level. But it's very important to know what to do when you suddenly find yourself upside down in any airplane, let alone a business jet. To that end, the Patriots Jet Team is now offering Upset Recovery training using both a North American Sabreliner and an Aero L-39, both of which have been used as military trainers. At NBAA-BACE 2019, Aero-News Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell chatted with Randy

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Montgomery Council Approves Police Drone

Local PDs Cotton to UAVs as Capabilities Improve

The nascent boom in small town law enforcement operations adopting drones as first responders continues, with Montgomery County Maryland as the newest addition to the club. After a unanimous approval vote, the MCPD will kickstart its “Drone As First Responder pilot program, which will acquire a pair of drones to pre-screen and scout out calls before human officers arrive on the scene. The drones offer a quick, cheap way to check for threats, to gauge the level of response needed, or even reassure callers that help is indeed on the way.

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