Also: Girls In Aviation 2016, Quicksilver Across America, Heli Celebration, Russian Airline Bankruptcy, Custom Avionics Acquired, Westjet Air Center, NASA Selects Student Teams
The FAA has missed their deadline for publishing regulations regarding UAS operations in the national airspace system, and now it looks like some ‘instant experts’ in Congress may be stepping forward to publish some rules of their own. California U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, whose aeronautical expertise is unknown, has introduced the "Safe Drone Act" to address the allegedly growing problem of drones jeopardizing public safety by flying too close to wildfires and airports. The bill would make it a federal misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate a drone within two miles of a fire, an airport or other restricted airspace. A dedicated team is working to restore the highly-modified P-51 Reno air racer named, Precious Metal. Their hopes are to get the airplane back in flying condition after a fire on the ground on the way to the Reno air races badly damaged the airplane. But the project is expensive, and the all-volunteer team does not have the money it will take to restore what has become known as the "people's racer" to airworthy condition for next year's Reno races on their own. Airbus Helicopters says the H160 flight test program is in full swing. The first prototype flights are progressing according to plan and the aircraft has already reached a maximum speed of 175 knots and an altitude of 10,000 feet. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.12.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode Monday, October 12th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
CA Senator Would Make UAV Flight In Restricted Airspace A Federal Offense
Precious Metal Restoration: Update
Airbus Helicopters H160 Flight Test Program In Full Swing
Girls In Aviation Day Already Set For 2016
AVW: Quicksilver Sportplane Across America
Russian Airline Bankruptcy Could Have Major Impact On Boeing
AgustaWestland, Sloane Helicopters Celebrate 20 Years Of Success
NASA Selects Student Teams For 2016 High-Powered Rocket Launch Challenge
Custom Avionics Acquired By Bloomington Corporate Holdings
Westjet Air Center Celebrates Grand Opening
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