Amazon continues to test its concept of package delivery via drone. Their original design wasn’t much more than modified existing technology, but the new design has a similar plan-form as Santos-Dumont’s first heavier-than-air aircraft back in 1906. That is, it is squared off, looks something like a box kite, and it’s hard to tell the front from the back. Actions being brought against a skydive operation named, Skydive Myrtle Beach, in Myrtle Beach, SC have come to our attention. Over the course of a number of weeks, the ANN editorial staff has been perusing hundreds of pages of documents surrounding the forced closure of the South Carolina aviation business, based at the Grand Strand Airport, by county officials. Winter will pass, spring will come, and July marks EAA AirVenture 2016. If it s
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Work was recently completed by XCOR aerospace on its Lynx simulator system, built by Protobox LLC in conjunction with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
L-39C Simulates Landing Profile For XCOR Lynx Spacecraft
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When it comes to innovative aircraft designs, our friend Burt Rutan is the guy to watch, and last week his latest creation, called the SkiGull, made its first flight in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s some of what Burt had to say about the first flight on his Facebook page: “Yesterday our test team preflight briefed the first flight, took off from runway 06 at KCOE, flew for 1.8 hours and landed back on 06. The aggressive test card included all the basic stability and control flight tests with the cruise configuration and with flap down and skis extended. All maneuvers on the card were performed on this first flight. Speeds for first flight were limited to less than 80 knots and altitude to less than 8,000 feet.” The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, which is a living and flying museum dedicated to Worl
Twenty-Two U.S. Companies Chosen Through Two Solicitations To Develop Manned And Robotic Technologies
NASA has secured partnerships with 22 U.S. companies through two solicitations to advance the agency’s goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system by shepherding the development of critical space technologies.