The expression, “breaking news,” seems to be highly overused nowadays, but to hear that an autogyro has just received FAA type certification is truly - breaking news. Even better, this aircraft is eligible for operation by sport pilots. The original design of the Calidus dates back to 2009. Since then it has been certified in numerous countries around the world. The company claims cruise performance to be in the range of 95 to 110 miles per hour with a takeoff distance ranging from 30-300 feet. A Sacramento man who flew his DJI Mavic drone over the Winter Wonderland festival at California Exposition last month had his aircraft confiscated by the Sacramento Police. Television station KXTV reports that Mark Munn had attended the festival with his family, and said he wanted to go back to capture an aerial view of the lights at the festival. But on November 21, the video he captured, along with the $1,500 aircraft, were confiscated by the police. GoPro has announced a company-wide restructuring that will reduce full-year 2017 operating expenses to approximately $650 million and achieve its goal of returning to profitability in 2017. The restructuring includes the closure of its entertainment division, facilities reductions, and the elimination of more than 200 full-time positions plus the cancellation of open positions for a reduction in force of approximately 15 percent. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.05.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, December 5th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, 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:
AutoGyro Now Type Certificated In The U.S.
Sacramento Police Confiscate Drone
GoPro Cuts 15 Percent Of Its Workforce
Buzz Aldrin Evacuated From The South Pole
AVW: Shark US - Cheese Burgers and Milkshakes at the Robin's Nest)
Lufthansa Makes New Offer To VC Pilots’ Union
Former NASA Official Added To Trump Transition Team For The Agency
First Views Of Mars Show Potential For ESA's New Orbiter
FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics For $134 Million
Esterline Adds To Its Extensive Visual System Portfolio
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