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The Canadian government had released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carry hefty penalties for violators. The new rules apply to aircraft weighing between about half a pound and 77 pounds being flown non-commercially. Under the rules, recreational drones may not be flown higher than 90 meters (about 295 feet) above the ground; closer than 75 meters (about 245 feet) from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds; and closer than 9 kilometers (about 5.6 miles) from the center of any "aerodrome" ... defined as anywhere that aircraft take off and land. The apparent support for privatizing Air Traffic Control in the FY2018 budget has brought strong reaction from both sides of the issue. Writing in The Hill, former AOPA president and CEO Craig Fuller, now a consultant on aviation issues, says that spinning off ATC to a private, non-profit entity could considerably slow the implementation of Nextgen. Rumor has it that ANN’s Jim Campbell is already cashing in his piggy bank for this one... A Harrier GR3 Jump Jet has been restored in the U.K. and is being offered for sale by Jet Art Aviation. The company calls the aircraft (XZ130) a "very complete" jump jet that first flew in 1976 and operated with several squadrons. The aircraft served in the Falklands war in 1982 before returning to England and becoming an instructional aircraft. It last flew for the RAF in 1990, and has a total of 3,336 hours on the airframe. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.22.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:
Canada Releases New Recreational Drone Regulations
Fuller: ATC Privatization Will Slow Air Traffic Modernization
Restored Harrier Jump Jet Offered For Sale
Affordable ADS-B “In” System Gains FAA Approval
Classic Aero-TV: One Tug Fits All??? - Best Tugs Pushes ANN Around
This Bud's For Mars
FAA Approves Flight ID Enhancement For Collins Transponder
CAE Launches A Year Of Celebrations For Its 70th Anniversary
Three Historic WWII Airplanes To Visit Greenville SC
RARA Announces Design Contest For 54th National Championship Air Races
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