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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart'

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees in 2008, citing a weak economy and high fuel prices. The company continued to clear its backlog of aircraft, but no new airplanes were produced. Citing concerns over "general liability coverage" and "fluid spill violations" at Kalaeloa Airport, the Hawaii State Transportation Airports Division has i

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service

UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully completed the first revenue-generating, residential drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy to customers in Cary, North Carolina. One of the people on the receiving end of these landmark deliveries was a CVS customer with limited mobility, which makes it hard for them to make the trip to the store to pick up their prescription. Utilizing a Matternet M2 UAS, the flights launched from a CVS store in Cary. Once the UAS reached its destinations, it lowered the packages to the ground using a cable and a winch while hovering about 20 feet over the properties. The UK CAA has introduced a requirement for drone operators to register their aircraft, and the process includes an online test. The registration is about

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show

Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones. DJI’s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and direction of the drone, as well as an identification number for the drone and the location of the pilot. A state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley has been completed. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Klyde Morris 11.15.19

Guess It's A Case Of 'Been There, Done That', Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.15.19)

“Remote ID functions as an electronic license plate for drones, allowing anyone who is curious about a drone in the sky to learn more about what it’s doing. Around the world, aviation authorities have said remote ID is the key to allowing more complex drone use, and to solving concerns about safety and security.” Source: Brendan Schulman, DJI vice president of Policy & Legal Affairs.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.19): Proposed Boundary Crossing Time

Each center has a PBCT parameter for each internal airport. Proposed internal flight plans are transmitted to the adjacent center if the flight time along the proposed route from the departure airport to the center boundary is less than or equal to the value of PBCT or if airport adaptation specifies transmission regardless of PBCT.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.19)

ASSURE

Twenty-one of the world's leading research universities and a hundred leading industry, government partners comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE.

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart'

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees in 2008, citing a weak economy and high fuel prices. The company continued to clear its backlog of aircraft, but no new airplanes were produced. Citing concerns over "general liability coverage" and "fluid spill violations" at Kalaeloa Airport, the Hawaii State Transportation Airports Division has i

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019

AMA Drone Report 11.07.19: Drone Safety Wk, MultiGP, NTSB Drones

Also: Mavic Mini, Operating Standards, UK Drone Operators, Drones Reveal Secrets

The FAA has been noting that it is in the middle of its first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 4-10, 2019. The FAA’s says their highest priority, “is to ensure the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) as we continue to safely integrate drones into the NAS. This is an opportunity to share your commitment to drone safety. During this week-long campaign, the FAA will be highlighting how key sectors use drones for good. Many of our stakeholder communities are planning local events that engage and educate the general public about drone safety.” We’re big fans of MultiGP. MultiGP hosts quite a number of competitive gatherings and casual events around the country and currently has over 20,000 registered pilots in addition to 500 active chapters worldwide. And, we’re particularl

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