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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The increased use of commercial and privately owned small unmanned aircraft systems has raised Defense Department concerns for the safety and security of its installations, its aviation and its people. Guidance was sent in early August to the services and to installations about the use of small unmanned ai

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Kansas DOT, AirMap To Deploy UAV Traffic Management Technology

New Collaboration Will Empower Kansas' Growing Drone Economy, Take A Proactive Approach To Protecting Public Safety And Personal Privacy

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and AirMap will soon deploy Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology across the state of Kansas. The initiative, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will support the growth of the state's drone economy and ensure safer skies for all who live, work, and fly in Kansas.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Boeing Board Elects Caroline Kennedy As New Director

Was U.S. Ambassador To Japan From 2013 To 2107

The Boeing board of directors has elected Caroline B. Kennedy as a new member. Kennedy, 59, served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017 and is an author and attorney.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The increased use of commercial and privately owned small unmanned aircraft systems has raised Defense Department concerns for the safety and security of its installations, its aviation and its people. Guidance was sent in early August to the services and to installations about the use of small unmanned aircraft systems over and around military installations in the United States

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods. The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone racing championship will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. “The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into th

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Airborne 08.14.17: Concorde Return?, KSMO RWY Plans, DC Overflights

Also: San Mateo $$, Verhees Delta, Midwest Express, BizAv Activity, Cal Fire, AAR Ldg Gear, jetAVIVA

The Concorde SST was retired in 2003 by British Airways and Air France after the plane's popularity waned following an accident in 2000 in Paris. But there are some who hope to see the airplane fly again, and they have been engaged in a years-long fundraising effort to make that happen. Now, Club Concorde says it has raised the $156 million to acquire one of the retired aircraft and bring it back to flight status both for private charters and air shows. The plans for the destruction of the Santa Monica airport continue. The Santa Monica City Council approved a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $3,517,320 and contract to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport in alignment with our Consent Decree with the Federal Aviation Administration. Shortening the runway to 3,500 feet will reduce jet traffic, "bri

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Horry County SC Backtracks On Skydive Myrtle Beach Allegations

Will Not Stand Behind Accusations Of Safety Violations

Horry County, SC has reversed its story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken."

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Virginia Tech Is Looking For A UAS Safety Manager

Will Oversee The Safety Of All UAS Flight Operations Conducted By The University

Virginia Tech, a public land-grant university, is looking for a UAS Safety Manager to support and enable the use of unmanned aircraft systems at Virginia Tech by faculty, staff, and students.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Amazon Offers Refunds For Suspected Subpar Eclipse Glasses

Says They Do Not Comply With The Relevant ISO Standard

Some eclipse glasses sold by Amazon have been recalled, though the manufacturer says they are safe for viewing the total eclipse August 21.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Government Of Canada Investing In Safety At Thompson Airport

Projects Funded Through Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP)

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local and regional airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

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