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Airborne-NextGen 03.05.24: Skydio Defends, TRU VR Sim, AMA Authorized

Also: HAI Becomes VAI, Blimps Are Back, ERAU Partnership, General Atomics

Skydio announced that customers have begun receiving the first of its X10D, its flagship defense and government drone. 

The announcement follows the successful rollout of the older X2D, which has seen thousands of systems delivered across the USA and its allies around the world. Textron's Bell Flight Training Academy will be using a brand new type of Virtual Reality Flight Simulator at their flagship location, with a brand-new Veris VR Flight Simulator. The unit was recently shown off at the HAI Heli-Expo 2024, offering clients a clean-sheet design that combines a traditional full-motion experience with visual augmentation to make it feel even more like the real thing. After much ado, concerns about event sanctions held by model aircraft groups associated with the Academy of Model Aeronautics have been put to rest. Under authorization, the FAA grants AMA members the ability to operate without broadcasting remote ID information at AMA Sanctioned Events. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-NextGen!!!

Airborne-NextGen 03.05.24 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, March 5th, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • Skydio Begins Delivery of Small UAV to Defense Customers
  • TRU Simulation Shows Off New Veris VR Flight Simulator
  • FAA Authorizes Academy of Model Aeronautics Events
  • Helicopter Association International now Vertical Aviation International 
  • The Blimps Are Back In Town
  • Teaming Up... Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Embry-Riddle Look To AAM
  • General Atomics Makes the Most of 3D Printing

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