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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration

One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in  radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of course, DRONES! Parrot has introduced a new mini-drone targeted at the growing drone racing market. The Mambo is equipped with an FPV HD camera, and comes with the new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 (FPV goggles) and accompanying Parrot Flypad piloting controller. It is intended to be flown both outdoors and i

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Airbus Reaches Milestone Number Of Aircraft Flying In North America

A321 Delivered To American Airlines Becomes 1,500th Airbus In Revenue Service On The Continent

The number of in-service Airbus commercial aircraft in North America reached a new high of 1,500 following the delivery of an A321 to American Airlines on Friday. The company delivered its first North American-operated aircraft to U.S.-based Eastern Airlines in 1977 and has gone on to tally more than 2,000 orders with 25 airline companies and lessors in the region.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Honor Flight Austin To Take 34 Veterans To Washington D.C.

Flight To Depart On Friday With WWII, Korea And Vietnam Vets On Board

On Friday, Honor Flight Austin will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a special flight to Washington D.C. The flight will transport 34 Austin-area World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to the nation’s capital to visit and experience the memorials built in their honor. This is the 46th Austin Honor Flight to date, and the sixth this year.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo FPV, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration

One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in  radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of course, DRONES! Parrot has introduced a new mini-drone targeted at the growing drone racing market. The Mambo is equipped with an FPV HD camera, and comes with the new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 (FPV goggles) and accompanying Parrot Flypad piloting controller. It is intended to be flown both outdoors and inside. It also comes fully equipped with a range of brand new piloting modes de

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines

Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of the BD-5J. He purchased 20 kits when they were first introduced, and some are still flying today. Over 300 people in Arizona are reportedly now employed due to his early investing activities. The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe was a small tornado spawned by Hurricane Irma as it churned u

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition’s two-year national tour will celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the mission and explore the birth and development of the American space program and the space race. GAMA reports that as of September 1, rule-compliant ADS-B equipment is now on board over 40,000 aircraft flying in the US. ATC system modernization activities are accelerating worldwide. It is vital that aircraft owners begin to m

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Zetta Jet Files For Chapter 11 Protection To Implement Debt Restructuring

Normal Business Operations To Continue Throughout Restructuring

On September 15, 2017, Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd and its U.S. subsidiary, Zetta Jet USA, Inc., filed voluntary bankruptcy petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to seek to restructure their debt while continuing normal business operations.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Drone Security Issues To Be Focus Of Two-Part Educational Session At DWE

UAS Experts From Major League Baseball, Department Of Justice, Department Of Energy And California Highway Patrol To Speak

Drone technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade and has become a valuable tool for many industries on a global scale. With commercial and hobbyist drones filling the skies, policymakers have increasingly expressed security concerns.  Drone World Expo will feature two powerful panels focused on security, both of which are comprised of an impressive list of stakeholders who will share their insights. 

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Breitling DC-3 Wraps Up Its World Tour

Returns To Geneva Where The Journey Began Last March

Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made its grand return to Switzerland after circling the globe, landing in Sion where 100,000 passionate enthusiasts had gathered to attend the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017. A new feat for this legendary plane still in perfectly flightworthy condition and which is celebrating its 77th birthday this year.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Galileo Satellites Set To Fly On Ariane 6

Four New Spacecraft Scheduled For Launch Beginning In 2020

Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 6 rockets – the configuration of Europe’s next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two navigation satellites into their orbits at 23,222 km (approx 14,500 miles) in altitude.

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