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February 02, 2022

A Youth Soccer League, But With Drones

Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches Student Drone Sports League for Youth Learning

U.S. Drone Soccer has recently been recognized as an Academy of Model Aeronautics Special Interest Group. This SIG geared towards youth education and activity, beginning with the initial tournaments in Colorado, New York and Ohio. The league is hoped to bring youth into the world of aerospace, STEM, and model aeronautics. Drone Soccer is played by teams of equal size, from 3v3 to 5v5. Each match consists of a designated striker attempting to make their way through the opposing team's goal, with their fellow drones attempting to run interference and block their opponents in the full-contact drone sport. The small, lightweight, spherically-caged drones give stu

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NTSB Prelim: Beech 58

A Jumbled Radio Transmission Was Made By A Pilot And No Distress Call Was Received

On January 8, 2022, about 1919 central standard time, a Beech B58, N585CK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Defiance, Missouri. The two commercial pilots sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. At 1910, the airplane departed Spirit of St. Louis (SUS), St Louis, Missouri, on an instrument flight plan to Centennial Airport (APA), Denver, Colorado. After climbing to 8,000 ft mean sea level (msl) on a west heading, the airplane made a gradual left turn toward a southeast heading and subsequently descended.

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