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January 23, 2017

Airborne 01.23.17: PMA Approval Breakthrough, PBoR in Legal Ruling, R44 Cadet

Also: DJI Phantom 4, SpaceX Launch Vid, BasicMed AC, Rolls-Royce, Next F-35A Base, UAV Perched Ldg, K-MAX A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval for manufacturing of low risk safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a January 17 meeting in Oshkosh between EAA, top FAA officials, and aviation industry members. This alternate approach would be based on a tiered system that provides different methods to show a compliant quality system and varied levels of oversight, based on the level of risk associated with the specific equipment being certified. A for

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Unique Tiltrotor Test Rig To Begin Operational Runs At NASA Ames

Testing Will Take Place In The World's Biggest Wind Tunnel

Someday, we may be able to commute to our jobs in aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane. Developing these advanced tiltrotors is no simple task, so NASA is installing a new rig that will let experts test them at an unprecedented scale in wind tunnels, where pilots’ lives won’t be on the line.

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AMA Drone Report 01.23.17: AMA Expo West, Propel Star Wars Drones, Lily Folds

Also: Ready Made RC FPV Fest, ERAU Offering Drone Course, Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

AMA Expo West was quite a transition for the ANN crew... who went from the insanity of Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show to the relative calm of the model aviation community. Incoming AMA President Rich Hansen spent a great deal of time with ANN chatting about the future of model aviation and the hobby drone community... and we’ll feature those remarks in upcoming Aero-TV feature interviews. By all appearances, the busy convention seemed a successful gathering... Drones come in all shapes an

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Aero-TV: Drone Juggernaut, DJI - The CES 2017 Product Update

An Update On All Things DJI…

In the drone business, DJI is the manufacturer that people look to for innovation and market smarts. While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, spoke with the Head U.S. Spokesman for DJI, Adam Lisberg. Lisberg started off by giving us an introduction to some of DJI’s latest products, including the Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, and then on to their professional level drone, the Inspire 2. Lisberg goes into details about these products and how each one carves out its unique place in their line of drone products.

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Klyde Morris (01.23.17)

Klyde Bemoans The Highs and Lows Of A Change In Administrations


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.17)

Aero Linx: The Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) Founded in 1965 as the Ohio Airport Manager's Association, the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is a non-profit corporation committed to airport development and safety in Ohio.  OAA’s mission is to promote aviation by providing a medium for the exchange of ideas, methods, information, and experiences; to foster public recognition and understanding of aviation in Ohio; to promote and encourage better relations between airports, users, and communities served; and to cooperate with all organizations working for the general advancement and benefit of aviation. Association activities are primarily supported through membership dues and the dedicated

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.17): Flight Management Systems

Flight Management Systems A computer system that uses a large data base to allow routes to be preprogrammed and fed into the system by means of a data loader. The system is constantly updated with respect to position accuracy by reference to conventional navigation aids. The sophisticated program and its associated data base ensures that the most appropriate aids are automatically selected during the information update cycle.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day

“The B-17F Memphis Belle is an icon that represents the thousands of bomber crews, maintainers, and others supporting the bomber mission, whose service and sacrifice helped win WWII. Work is underway to showcase the aircraft in the WWII Gallery, and the surrounding exhibit will include interactive displays, rare archival film footage and many personal artifacts which have never been seen before by our visitors.” Source: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Jeff Duford, in comments made as o

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