Jan Sebesta From The Czech Republic Winning The Scale (S7) Model Competition
The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine concluded on Sunday with Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic winning the scale (S7) model competition. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with its lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it performed flawlessly.
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As we reported in our Monday edition of Airborne Unlimited, regulations governing recreational and commercial operations of small, unmanned aircraft systems are now in effect, and the reactions are now coming in. AUVSI President and CEO, Brian Wynne, said at a press conference on Monday that with regulations governing civil and commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems now in effect, more businesses and innovators are poised to take flight and unlock the tremendous economic benefits of the technology. Wynne added that the UAS industry is poised to be one of the fastest-growing in American history. A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida made an emergency landing at Pensacola International Airport on Saturday after the airplane suffered an uncontained failure of its left engine. A knowledgeable obser
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August 29 is a big day as it relates to recreational and non-recreational small, remotely controlled, aerial vehicles as the new FAR 107 is being implemented. Let’s take a quick look at how all of this is affecting commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles - and recreational use of all sorts of remote-controlled aircraft. Recreational RC flyers have previously operated under an FAA advisory circular and a public law describing what they can and cannot do as hobbyists. Now, the advisory circular and the public law still exists, but FAR 101 has been rewritten to also include the definition of recreational flying as a new regulation. The spirit of general aviation can shine brightly when needed, as such is the case with individuals in general aviation taking things in their own hands to help provide flood relief on the Gulf Coast. A group of pilots from
Formation-Flying Satellites To Study Solar Eclipses In 2019
Every 18 months or so, scientists and sensation-seekers gather at set points on Earth’s surface, to await awe-inspiring solar eclipses. The Moon briefly blocks the Sun, revealing its mysterious outer atmosphere, the corona. Though what if researchers could induce such eclipses at will?