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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guided it through a series of blunders and broken promises that gave way to several minor and major accidents that tarred the image of an aircraft once touted for its safety features. The FAA has made a determination that the Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 meets the applicability requirements of § 103.1(a),

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

AMA Drone Report 11.08.18: FAI Championships, Drone Controller, Vaccines By Air

Also: Mavic 2 Pro Eval Starts, DJI Expands, FlightSafety Test Prep, What’s A ‘Hover 2?’

Imagine being a 15-year-old drone racer from Australia... and now imagine that you’re in China to win a $24K check. The new World Drone Racing Champion was announced after four days of competition at an event organized by the FAI’s World Air Sports Federation, running from 1-4 November 2018. Finishing at the top in a field of 127 drone racers from 34 countries, Rudi Browning, walked away from the experience clutching a $24,000 cash prize. Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices, may now increase their flight precision and improve their image/video quality with a first-of-its-kind single-handed controller from Fluidity Technologies. The FT Aviator drone controller was designed by former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski. Unlike traditional controllers, which most closely rese

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

DOT OIG To Audit FAA Drone Authorizations

Will Look Into Agency's Role In Approving Small UAS Operators In The National Airspace System

The continuing growth of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) presents challenges for the FAA in maintaining the world’s safest aviation system while fostering innovation.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Frontier Pilots Reach Agreement In Principle With Company On New Contract

Negotiations Have Been Going On For More Than Two And A Half Years

Frontier Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced they have reached an agreement in principle (AIP) on a collective bargaining agreement after more than two-and-a half-years of negotiations with management. This agreement must be reviewed and approved by the Frontier ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC), which will vote on whether to send it out to the pilot group for a full ratification vote.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Chinese Flight School To Convert C172 Aircraft To Jet-A Engines

Continental Motors Group And Qingdao Jiutian International Flight School Announce Conversion Program For Its 21 C172 Aircraft

Continental Motors Group, (CMG) an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company, has signed a fleet conversion agreement with Qingdao Jiutian International Flight School. This converts their current fleet of Cessna 172 aircraft equipped with gasoline engines, to Jet-A burning engines manufactured by Continental Motors. Furthermore, after receiving extensive technical training, Qingdao Jiutian International will become a Master Installation Center for CMG’s range of Jet-A engines, allowing the company to perform retrofits and engine maintenance in China.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself. So -- it's time to ramp up some efforts here -- sales, in particular -- and we need exceptional personnel, for the job. If you'd like to help chart th

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 11.06.18: Autonomous Sikorsky, Trusted Operator, Northwest UAV

Also: Drones Deliver Vaccines, High-Resolution Forecasts, Microsoft Azure, Propeller Aero And DJI

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky and DARPA. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft. Sikorsky is developing autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that will ultimately decrease instances of the number one cause of helicopter crashes: Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT). AUVSI has launched the Trusted Operator Program (TOP), a new certification program available to remote pilots and UAS training organizations. Through TOP, operators and organizations can distinguish themselves in a growing m

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Island University To Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response

Agreement Signed Between County And Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

When a natural disaster strikes, the Nueces County Emergency Operations Center only has a finite number of resources they can use to aid response efforts. To alleviate this issue, as well as improve disaster response and recovery efforts, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently signed an interlocal agreement with Nueces County to provide drone support in the event of future natural disasters. Loyd Neal, county judge and emergency management director for Nueces County, signed the agreement on Oct. 31.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

EAA Honors Five Aviators With Halls Of Fame Induction

Ceremony Held November 8th In Oshkosh, WI

The EAA recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five people as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on November 8 during a ceremony at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Uniform Law Commission Sets Its Sights On Drone Legislation

Says Changes From Existing Laws Are Needed To Protect Privacy

A group of lawyers will meet in Detroit in the near future, and one of the items on their agenda could radically alter the way drones are regulated in the United States.

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