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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Airborne 09.18.19: Draco's Demise, Redbird Skyport Shutdown, tailBeacon STC

Also: Boeing T-X Becomes T-7A Red Hawk, TFRs Near Area 51, NASCAR Driver Lost, Maine Air Show

A PZL-104 Draco Turbine Wilga belonging to Mike Patey was substantially damaged departing from Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) in Nevada Monday. The airplane ground looped during its takeoff roll at KRTS. The pilot was attempting to depart before a weather front arrived at the airport. Winds were picking up. He said the left wing lifted during takeoff and the aircraft swerved off the right side of the runway, coming down hard and causing a wing to collapse. The aircraft is an extensively modified PZL-104 Wilga 2000 airframe with a PT6A-28 turbine engine, redesigned wings. control surfaces and landing gear. This was a bit of a shock on first notice... but after consideration, maybe not so much. The fairly well-known Redbird Skyport FBO of San Marcos, TX, has shut down, as of September 14th according to Redbird&r

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

AMA Drone Report 09.19.19: Flts Over People, Women & Drones, China UAV Ban?

Also: NASA's Dragonfly, Area 51 TFR, KDOT UAV Airport Inspections, Commercial Drone Market Gains

OK... this episode is loaded with a lot of regulatory stuff... so strap in and hang on... Since Part 107 came into effect in the summer of 2016, UAS operators in the United States have attempted to figure out how to get FAA approval to operate over people. These attempts had very limited success as thousands of waiver applications were rejected. All that changed this past June. Hensel Phelps, a general contractor out of Colorado, successfully secured a 107.39 for operations over people using the new ParaZero SafeAir + ASTM Professional Kit. The ASTM compliant SafeAir System broke through the waiver barrier and has proven to be the only truly scalable solution for operations over people. In the 3 months since the Hensel Phelps waiver, a total of 20 waivers for operations over people have been approved!

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

AMA Drone Report 09.12.19: ANAFI FPV, EAA Comments on Amazon, Remote ID SNAFU

Also: Drone Threat Against Heathrow, Football Foul-Up, Iran Arrests Drone Pilots, Flirtey Unveils 'The Future'

The ANAFI FPV drone from Parrot puts the operator in the cockpit of Parrot’s new ultraportable UAV. The aircraft delivers live, immersive video from its 180-degree tilting camera to the included Cockpit Glasses. Parrot says that the ANAFI FPV boasts in-depth manual controls for piloting and imaging, 4K HDR video and 21-megapixel images, easy-to-use modes and presets, portability, long battery life, and on the go USB-C charging. The FPV experience is undertaken by pairing a smartphone to ANAFI FPV with the FreeFlight 6.6 app, placing the phone in the included Cockpit glasses, placing them on your head, and taking flight. Safety for manned aircraft, not commercial expediency, must be the priority for federal air regulators as they consider an exemption application by Amazon regar

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Two Jailed For Trespassing At Area 51

Pair Was 'Searching' For The Secretive Base

Two Dutch nationals who said they were searching for Area 51 in Nevada were arrested last week and jailed for three days.

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.19)

"The American Security Drone Act protects our information and national security by prohibiting the federal government and our military from buying drones manufactured in countries that are our adversaries.” Source: Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), on the introduction of the American Security Drone Act.

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.19): Call Up

Initial voice contact between a facility and an aircraft, using the identification of the unit being called and the unit initiating the call.

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.19)

British Women Pilots' Association

The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women. There are over three hundred members of the BWPA involved in all areas of aviation.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Aero-TV: EmbraerX’S eVTOL - Staking a Claim on the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Legacy Company Moves Into The Realm Of EVTOL

Aero-TV's Rex Alexander spoke with Peter Berger, director of innovation for EmbraerX at AirVenture 2019. Berger said that Embraer is working in partnership with Uber to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing urban air mobility aircraft. The EmbraerX was unveiled at the Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. the new aircraft concept results from a broad range of tests and simulations, aiming at operational optimization for the urban environment, considering high reliability, low operating costs, a lower noise footprint, fully electric powered and progressively autonomous.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airborne 09.16.19: Wagstaff Mishap, SPA Girls In Aviation Day, Flight Design

Also: New Stemme CEO, Airline Bankruptcy, Avemco Executives, Director Of Langley Research Center

No one in aviation is immune to having to deal with mechanical issues... not even our good friend and Champion aerobatic pilot, Patty Wagstaff, who just had to deal with a sudden issue with her beloved Bonanza -- which, unfortunately got dinged up pretty good... but Patty and her fellow pilot are OK. The famed air-show pilot was involved in an incident Wednesday in which her 1958 Beech K35 airplane was involved in a runway excursion and flipped over onto its back, according to local authorities. Local media made it sound like a massive accident, but the truth is simple... a mechanical failure put the aircraft off to the side of a runway, where it wound up inverted. Where is the next generation of pilots coming from? Well, with aviation currently being over 90% male, we hope that it will have a more equ

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