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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared

TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system. The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017. This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft. TruTrak will begin delivering complete autopilot systems during EAA AirVenture. The autopilot system cost is $4000, the install kit is $1000, and the STC from EAA is priced at $100. During AirVenture, TruTrak will be displaying their Cessna 172 aircraft at their outdoor booth 174. Workhorse Group will display the SureFly helicopter concept for the first time in the U.S. at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. They will also display the Workhorse HorseFly package delivery drone. The goal of SureFly is to be safer and more stable than a typical helicopter due to its redundant design which

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned

This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize program, has unveiled plans to build a new family of spacecraft. The company's agreement with Rocket Labs, which is developing the Electron booster that will propel the Moon Express lander to the Moon in hopes of claiming the $20 million GLXP award, covers up to five launches. Following the initial mission, Moon Express has scheduled a launch in 2019 that would establish a robotic research base near the lunar south pole. In 2020, Moon Express hopes to mount the first commercial mission to return a lunar sample to Earth. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to th

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

GAMA Fights Air Traffic Control Privatization At AirVenture

Town Hall Meeting Planned To Discuss GA's Position On AIRR Act

GAMA will continue voicing its opposition to legislation that attempts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh next week.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson

The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the Guinness World Records title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL's Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL's team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented high speeds. The fastest racing drone, the DRL RacerX, demonstrated a reported top speed of 179.6 miles per hour... and weighs only 800 grams. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to thwart the practice. Such firmware patches are being made available at various locations on the Internet. The dronemaker is reportedly "very concerned" about legal action, and does not want

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

GPS Marks 40 Years Of Aiding Navigation

Rockwell Collins Celebrates Four Decades Since Receiving The World's First GPS Satellite Signal

Working well after midnight on a mid-July day in 1977, a Rockwell Collins engineer named David Van Dusseldorp sat on the rooftop of a company building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adjusting an antenna every five minutes to receive a signal from the world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite known as NTS-2. Within a small window of time, the satellite was turned on and the message was successfully received and decoded by the team working the GPS receiver below.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Deadlines Approaching For Several NAA Awards Nominations

Organization Presents More Than A Dozen Awards For Achievements In Aviation Annually

Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and spaceflight in the United States." NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Boeing Appoints New CEO For Jeppesen

Ken Sain Will Take The Reins Of The Business

Ken Sain has been named vice president, Digital Aviation & Analytics for Boeing Global Services. In this role, Sain is responsible for Boeing’s digital aviation solution portfolio, as well as the development and delivery of Boeing’s data analytics-powered products and services. In addition, Sain is responsible for leading Boeing subsidiary companies, AerData, Boeing Vancouver and Jeppesen.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Air Sports Set To Shine At The World Games 2017 In Poland

Games Will Run Through The Weekend

The World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on July 20 with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Eagle Attacks Drone In Alaska

Aircraft Lost Over Dutch Harbor

A film crew making a video promoting Dutch Harbor, Alaska lost a drone recently during the filming when it was attacked by an eagle over the water.

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Innovation Challenge Brings Possible Advancement In F-22 Test Capabilities

One-Day Event Consisted Of Three Teams

The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10, 2017.

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