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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Airborne 09.19.18: SpaceX Moonshot, 747 'Art Car', Nat'l Aerobatic Championships

Also: FAA Reauthorization Stalled, First 777X, Unlicensed Pilot Arrested, Soundproofing PC-12

A Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire is the first passenger named for SpaceX's trip around the moon, which the company plans for 2023. Yusaku Maezawa has been named as the first private passenger to fly around the moon. No human has been that close to the moon since 1972. Maezawa, whose net worth has been estimated at $2.9 billion, appeared on stage with SpaceX founder Elon Musk for an event held at the company's headquarters. "Finally I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon," he said. The Bureau of Land Management wants the owners of an "art car" from Burning Man that is made from the front half of a Boeing 747 fuselage removed from government land. It has been parked on the Black Rock Desert since the event ended two weeks ago. The display had been moved about 12 miles from the Burning Ma

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

AMA Drone Report 09.20.18: Section 336 Update, LAANC Course, Drones In Florence

Also: FAA Reauthorization Stalled, Golf Course Drone Delivery, eBee X Fixed-Wing, Drone Locates Missing Woman

AMA president Rich Hanson has sent letters to the House and Senate, requesting they consider a risk-based approach to regulating recreational UAS. This would ensure the safe integration of UAS into the nation’s airspace while continuing to allow responsible model aircraft operators to fly safely. It is still uncertain if Congress will pass an FAA Authorization bill by the September 30 deadline, but legislators have begun work to resolve some of the issues surrounding the Special Rule for Model Aircraft (Section 336), which may include remote ID requirements on some aircraft. A congressional update on Section 336 was just released via a video from Interim Executive Director, Chad Budreau. Drone pilots can take a new free King Schools course titled Using LAANC to Fly Drones in Controll

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

DOT Holds Aviation Workforce Symposium To Address Labor Shortage

Government And Industry Leaders Look For Ways To Attract New People Into The Industry

The FAA held an Aviation Workforce Symposium last week in Washington, D.C. at Reagan National Airport. Called by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the Aviation Workforce Symposium brought together industry and governmental representatives from many sectors to identify some of the main factors causing personnel shortages, any lack of attractiveness of the profession, and identification of potential areas of address on which focus could be given to help build America's future pilot and mechanic supply.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

AMA Urges Congress To Adopt Risk-Based Approach To Recreational UAS Regulations

Reiterates Support For Remote ID For Sophisticated Drones

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has written letters to Congressional leaders in the U.S. House and Senate urging lawmakers to consider a risk-based approach to regulating recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), as it works on a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). AMA also reiterated its support for remote identification and tracking for sophisticated drones.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Workhorse Group Selects Partner To Manage SureFly Formal Sales Process

Engages B. Riley FBR Will Lead Efforts Associated With The eVTOL Aircraft

Workhorse Group has begun the formal process to sell its SureFly operating unit, which is developing a vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Workhorse has engaged investment bank B. Riley FBR to manage the process.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Commercial UAV Expo Announces Speakers For October 2 Keynote

Leaders From FAA And The White House To Be Featured At October Event In Las Vegas

Commercial UAV Expo has announced the final line up of speakers for the keynote presentations taking place on Tuesday, October 2 at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. Earl Lawrence, Executive Director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office of the FAA, and Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House, will each sit down with Gretchen West, of Hogan Lovells and Commercial Drone Alliance, to provide perspective on the commercial drone industry from their respective vantage points.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones

Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, analyze and collaborate around data for insurance, property management, mining, quarrying, and construction,” Airware has elected to shut down operations after spending some 118 million in investment capital. Airware was founded in 2011 in Newport Beach, California, by Jonathan Downey and relocated to San Francisco in January 2014, and purchased Redbird, a drone analytics software company, in 2016. Company staffers were offered little warning... having been notified the day of the shutdown. At its height, the company reportedly had over 140 employees. AUVSI has urged lawmakers working on a reauthorization bill for the FAA to include legislative proposals that would give the Departments of Homeland Security and Just

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Lancair Legacys Take Reno 2018 Sports Class In A Big Way

Led By Andrew Findlay's 400 mph #30 Super Legacy, 'One Moment', Lancair Sweeps The Top 4 Places In Sport Class

Achieving a spectacular showing in the 2018 Reno Air Races, Lancair Legacy and Super Legacy models set the pace for the rest of the class, winning Gold, Silver, Bronze and Medallion first place finishes. Andrew Findlay, with a 402.716 MPH finish in his 750 hp Super Legacy, "One Moment" won the John Parker Memorial Gold Race.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Atlantic County, NJ Awarded Statewide Innovation Grant For Aviation Facility

Will Create An Aviation And Technical Academy At Atlantic City International Airport

Atlantic County, NJ has been awarded a $100,000 grant to advance plans for the creation of an aviation and technical academy at the Atlantic City International Airport (KACY). The award is from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s inaugural Innovation Planning Challenge.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Klyde Morris 09.21.18

How Wonderful The World Must Look Through Those Rose-Colored Glasses, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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