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February 28, 2022

Gogo Gets 5G Antenna STC

Approval Means Network Can Hit the Ground Running with Full Support

Gogo has received their long-awaited approval and Supplemental Type Certification as well as Parts Manufacturer Approval for their 5G aircraft antenna. It's an exciting change for the company, allowing them to now take full advantage of the fastest combination of equipment in their catalog: The AVANCE L5 and their growing 5G network. The approval means that Gogo can really accelerate the rollout of their highest-speed, highest-throughput service for aircraft throughout the states. A number of authorized dealers and OEM partners are actively pursuing multiple STCs for the system across a variety of aircraft, more than 30 in all.

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Virginia Drone Pilot Sentenced for Buzzing Fire Station

Unregistered Drone User Gets 2 Years of Probation

A drone pilot received his sentence for his part in "dive bombing" firefighters at a nearby Salem, Virginia fire station this week. The incident occurred for "close to 10 minutes" in July 2019, when the pilot flew his unregistered drone around the fire station to chase police and firefighters. When they retreated into the buildind, he maneuvered it into the vehicle bay to follow. The firefighters sprung their trap then, closing the doors and leading the drone to strike the supports and crash to the floor. A perfect crime it was not, but the pilot sealed his fate when he went to the local police department hoping to recover his missing drone.

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