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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

AMA Drone Report 09.20.18: Section 336 Update, Free 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 Controlled Airspace to learn how to use the FAA Low Altitude A

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

AMA Drone Report 09.13.18: Drone Shootings, Hurricane Warning, Drone Recurrency

Also: FAI International Drones Conference, Nags Head Drone Ordinance, Yuneec International, Small Drone Turbine

One of the dirty little secrets about sport and commercial drone operations is that negative media hysteria, often drummed up by so-called journalists who can barely spell “UAV,” is creating hazards for drones, their operators and the public by inciting ‘Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.’ Worse, there is great potential for even greater harm when expended ammo comes down... where it may hit a human being. Recently, a DJI Inspire 2 was shot down. AMA has posted an alert concerning this week’s issues with Hurricane Florence. Florence is due to make landfall on the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia Friday. AMA Notes that, “The storm is projected to bring record-breaking rain and wind to the area and has prompted mandatory eva

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Free LAANC Course Shows Drone Pilots How To Quickly Get ATC Clearance

Authorization Required To Fly In Controlled Airspace

Drone pilots can take a new free King Schools course titled Using LAANC to Fly Drones in Controlled Airspace to learn how to use the FAA Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. The online course includes HD video and bullet points followed by interactive questions to test your knowledge.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Canadian Space Sector Campaign Launches Awareness Campaign

#DontLetGoCanada Will Raise The Profile Of Canada's Accomplishments In Space

Canada's current leadership role in space and potential involvement in the growing space economy depends on a commitment from the Government of Canada for a new space strategy. A coalition of organizations from Canada's space sector is launching a campaign to inform Canadians about what's at stake.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Field Aerospace Begins Prototype Flight Deck Modernization On USAF T-1A

Will Make The Training Aircraft Compliant With FAA ADS-B Requirements

Field Aerospace began flight deck modernization of the first of 178 U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A trainer aircraft in August. All 178 aircraft, in addition to 30 training devices, will receive this avionics upgrade.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

NASA Awards Fellowships To 12 Graduate Students

Grants Total $1.9 Million Will Give Students Valuable Hands-On Experience

NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Western Aircraft Installs First Skandia Soundproofing Kit On PC-12

Received FAA STC Approval In June

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has completed its first installation of the Skandia soundproofing system on a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Air India Crew Avoids Potential Disaster After Multiple Systems Failures

A320 Was On An Instrument Approach To JFK Airport

It was what many pilots would describe as a nightmare scenario. Following a 14-hour flight from Delhi, India, the crew of an Air India A320 on an instrument approach to JFK airport in instrument conditions was faced with a failure of the plane's Instrument Landing System.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

USAF To Gain Enhanced Capability On KC-135R Tankers

Rockwell Collins To Provide The First Permanently Installed Link 16 System In A Legacy U.S. Tanker Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the USAF to advance communications capabilities for its KC-135R fleet with the implementation of a Real Time Information in the Cockpit (RTIC) system. This marks the first time that this solution with Link 16 communications will be permanently integrated on legacy tanker aircraft.

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Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Air Force Trainer Down Near San Antonio, TX

Student And Instructor Sustain Minor Injuries

An Air Force T-6A training aircraft went down Tuesday near the Rolling Oaks Mall near San Antonio, TX, but both the instructor and student on board sustained only minor injuries.

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