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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge. The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft man

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI & AMA Team Up, MultiGP, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone Law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit

DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts. DJI and the AMA will also collaborate on other potential opportunities to mutually support their missions and provide new programs and options for those interested in small unmanned aircraft systems. “Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open will be a fun and educational time for all who will be in attendance, with “Fun Flys” open to all, multiple competitions (both racing a

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Aero-TV: Align RC Helicopters - Steadfast Innovation In Model Rotorcraft

Align Continues To Innovate In RC Helicopter Industry…

Speaking to ANN’s CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the at the AMA Expo in Ontario, CA in January, Align’s Marketing and Tech Support Manager … who just goes by “Gale”, said that the company’s latest line of helicopters is lighter and has upgraded servos and electronics. Gale said that the the pilot can select one of three modes when flying the aircraft. The “easy” setting will allow the beginning pilot to learn to fly the aircraft. “If you run into trouble and flip the aircraft, it will right itself”, he said.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

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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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.22.17)

"The FAA and industry are working together to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents and save lives. You can help make a difference by joining our #Fly Safe campaign." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.17): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.17)

Premier Race Gates

Premier Kites has begun manufacturing premium gates for FPV drone racing. One of the company's kite designers working with PremierRC, Wayne Brunjes, was also an FPV pilot. Wayne had flown courses with homemade PVC pipe gates and found them lacking.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge. The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft man

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Aero-TV: Log, Fly, Coordinate - Kittyhawk's Cross-Platform Drone App

Kittyhawk.io Offers Solutions For Keeping Track Of Everything Going On With Your Drone…

As with anything involving the FAA, the paperwork is important. A new company … Kittyhawk.io … is offering a variety of solutions to help drone operators keep track of everything going on with their aircraft. Josh Ziering, co-founder of Kittyhawk.io. told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the AMA Expo in January that the apps developed by the company can give pilots information about the weather, as well as pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight checklists and maintenance logs through their iOS, Android and web apps.

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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Airborne 02.20.17: B787-10 Rollout, MultiGP Drone Racing, NIMBYs v Montauk

Also: Wright Prop, Full Stop!, Airbus Sued, Ellen Ochoa, Wright Trophy, New Embraer CEO, Bel Air AW189s

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut Friday, at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with President Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The 787-10 will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open plans to be a fun and educational time for all involved, with the “Fun Flys” open to all, as well as multiple competitions (both racing and freestyle), workshops, and summit meetings during the event. MultiGP Drone Racing is pulling out all the stops to bring the world one of the most uniq

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