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September 25, 2023

Sonex Pilot Sets NAA Speed Record

Flight of the Dreamcicle

Aero-News Network congratulates Sonex builder Lou Toth, who set a National Aeronautics Association (NAA) speed over a recognized course record in Dreamcicle, his AeroVee powered, tricycle gear, orange-and-white-liveried Sonex The record was set in Class R for Microlights per European standards. Mr. Toth set the record along with Ben Poffenberger on 31 March 2023, flying from Pensacola, Florida to Pascagoula, Mississippi.

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection Acquires 106 Teal-2 UAS

First Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Equipped With The Hadron 640R Sensor

Red Cat Holdings subsidiary Teal Drones has signed a $1.8-million contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by which the Salt Lake City, Utah drone-maker will provide Teal 2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the U.S. Border Patrol. Over the contract’s lifetime, Teal will deliver 106 of its Teal 2 drones, plus spare parts and training germane to such, to the hamstrung agency. The robust, quad-copter drones will afford the U.S. Border Patrol supplemental airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and tracking capabilities, thereby enhancing the situational awareness of the agency’s field commanders and agents.

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32nd Annual Zenith Aircraft Homecoming Sees Record Attendance

The Quality Goes In …

Renowned kit-plane-maker Zenith Aircraft Company thanked the throng of Zenith owners, pilots, and enthusiasts who participated in the 32nd annual Zenith Aircraft Homecoming. The 15-16 September 2023 grass-roots event was held in and around the company’s Mexico, Missouri factory, and comprised an array of leisure and educational activities that included hands-on workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and even a barbecue banquet.

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