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February 28, 2017

Airborne 02.28.17: Patrouille de France!, DJI M200, Earth-Like Planets

Also: Drone Sightings, Aero-Calendar, FAA UAS Symposium, VFA-213, Hawaiian Airlines, Piper SAIB, NASA

The Patrouille de France, France's military jet demonstration team, has released details on its ambitious six-week visit to the United States and Canada this spring. The team's first public appearance will be a photo mission with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor as a backdrop on Saturday, March 25. Two days later, on Monday, March 27, the team will conduct a second photo mission in Washington, DC. Among their other appearances, the team's first full demonstration will be at the Melbourne Air Sho

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.28.17)

“Drones have quickly become a standard part of the enterprise toolkit and industrial users have come to rely on DJI technology to efficiently collect aerial data.” Source: Paul Guo, Director Enterprise Solutions at DJI, on the introduction of the new M200 drone.

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Aero-TV: Going 'Pro' (Drone-Style) - Building A Career From An Exciting Hobby

So You Wanna Fly Commercial Drones…

What does it take to move from a drone hobbyist to a professional drone operator? That was the question posed by ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell of Harold Sweet, Rental Manager for Samy’s Camera. Sweet said that first thing a potential commercial drone operator needs to consider is how they will be using their aircraft. The choices run the gamut from aircraft that would be appropriate for a photographer documenting a wedding or real estate venture to full cinematic photography.

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AMA Drone Report 02.27.17: DJI Rumors, UAV Sighting Report, Another City Ban

Also: Hover Camera Passport, Utah Drone Festival, An Early Report on AMA Expo East

Generating buzz is good marketing, and DJI was doing so with a Tweet announcing new products for the Mobile World Congress 2017 -- with a date, time and location -- and a suggestive image which had the drone press speculating/drooling over what may lie ahead. And that included us. The first theory had DJI taking the wraps off a Phantom 5. The Phantom 4 was introduced last year, but speculation suggested that people who just bought a Phantom 4 might be unhappy if an upgraded drone was released too soon. There was also buzz

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Airborne 02.27.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach, P-51 Mustangs!, Piper Positive

Also: ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition, Giant OV-10, Thrush 510P, Aerojet Rocketdyne, FAI Air Ambulance, Daher, NASA Art

Following years of egregious county misbehavior, the owner of Skydive Myrtle Beach is suing members of the Horry County Council for alleged violations of his constitutional rights under the 14th Amendment. Aaron Holly, the owner of Skydive Myrtle Beach, explained in his 160-page complaint that the council, working with the FAA, wrongfully closed his business by claiming more than 100 violations. As ANN has learned and observed, the complaint holds that no investigation has been conducted, and there is

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.28.17): Radar Approach Control Facility

A terminal ATC facility that uses radar and nonradar capabilities to provide approach control services to aircraft arriving, departing, or transiting airspace controlled by the facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.28.17)

WWII pilot, 96, takes flight again in Florida

A story from Fox News ... "At 96 years old, Bob Brocklehurst needs a little more help boarding a plane than he did back in the day. But give him a second and he's right at home."

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