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September 02, 2017

CAP Photo Reconnaissance Flights Underway In Texas

More Than 170 CAP Volunteers From 19 States Help Support Air Operations

Civil Air Patrol aircraft returned to the skies over Texas Thursday to provide support for the state of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of their response to Hurricane Harvey.

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DJI Introduces Unique Sphere Mode At IFA 2017

Showcasing Two New Drones At The Berlin Trade Show

DJI has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, and announces the ‘Sphere’ mode for the Spark at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

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Georgia Couple Sues FAA Over October, 2014 Accident

Says Air Traffic Controllers 'Misdirected' Pilot To An Airport Beyond Airplane's Glide Distance

A Georgia couple has sued the FAA, saying an air traffic controller directed them to an airport that was outside the glide distance of the TBM 850 they were aboard when it lost engine power in October 2014.

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Study Gathers Science Data From Great American Eclipse

NASA Aircraft Capture Spectacular Images During August 21 Event

Two NASA WB-57F research aircraft successfully tracked the August 21 solar eclipse as part of a NASA project led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to study the solar corona and Mercury’s surface.

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Zipline Eyes Expansion Of Blood Delivery Services Into Tanzania

Some Question Company's True Motives For The Move

For much of the past year, Zipline, a U.S.-based robotics company, has been making deliveries of emergency blood supplies using fixed-wing drones. Payloads are dropped using a parachute, and the aircraft return to their home base before being recovered.

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NASA Awards $400,000 To Top Teams At Second Phase Of 3D-Printing Competition

Making Progress Towards Additive Manufacturing Construction Of A Deep Space Habitat

NASA is making progress and awarding prizes in its competition to build a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration.

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CommutAir Announces Expansion Of Flight Training Center

Also Adds To Aircraft Maintenance Facilities To Support Aircraft Growth

United Express carrier CommutAir has announced that it would double the size of its Washington-Dulles Flight Training Center and expand its Albany, New York Maintenance Hangar campus.

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Insurance Agencies Prepare Fleets Of Drones To Assess Texas Damage

Claims Could Reach $30 Billion, According To The Industry

Several insurance companies are preparing their drone fleets to move in and assess damages now that the FAA is beginning to allow drone flights over areas of Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.02.17)

“It really is an activity about saving people’s lives, and is an efficient use of federal dollars ... the bang for the buck is quite high.” Source: U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, (R-TX), commenting on the Civil Air Patrol's efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.17): Aircraft Conflict

Predicted conflict, within EDST of two aircraft, or between aircraft and airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.17)

AOPA Air Safety Institute For more than 60 years, the AOPA Air Safety Institute has been producing free programs with the goal of helping all pilots fly safer.

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