Human-Powered Helicopter Developed By University Of Maryland
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that
the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world
records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration
with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May
12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which
supersedes the first.
Groups Praise Governor Rick Perry For Industry
For the second time in a week, national aviation organizations
are welcoming a proclamation of November as "General Aviation
Appreciation Month." Governor Rick Perry made the proclamation
recognizing the industry, which according to the Texas Department
of Transportation drives over $14.6 billion in economic activity
and supports over 61,000 jobs across the state.
Would Prohibit FCC From Spending Federal Funds To Deploy
An amendment to a bill funding the FCC offered by Senator Pat
Roberts (R-KS) would prohibit the commission from spending
federal funds to deploy LightSquared's 4G broadband technology,
until it can be proven the technology will not interfere with
existing GPS receivers.
The 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships will be coming to the
United States in 2013. Members of the FAI Aerobatics Commission met
in Krakow, Poland earlier this month and approved a proposal to
hold the event in Jean, Nevada. The Jean Airport (0L7) is about 25
minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip, immediately adjacent to
the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino.