Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

What is Loss of Control (LOC)? A Loss of Control (LOC) accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled . LOC can happen because the aircraft enters a flight… more

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September 7, 2015

FAA Releases Pilot UAS Reports

Because pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, the FAA wants to send a clear message that operating drones around airplanes and helicopters is dangerous and… more

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August 22, 2015

Trig ADS-B STC expanded

Trig Avionics has achieved a further expansion of its STC program for its TT22 transponder.

Trig’s STC, which is free for existing and new customers, covers 576 aircraft types and allows a… more

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August 21, 2015

Electrically conductive concrete to clear snow and ice from runways

AMES, Iowa – Alireza Sassani turned a switch and sent 60 volts of electricity into a small block of concrete. A few minutes later the Iowa State University… more

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August 16, 2015

AOPA releases all-new pre-flight app

 

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association () has a somewhat rocky history with

Now the organization is back, with a new app called AOPA GO. The organization is trying to avoid the… more

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August 15, 2015

Canadian Company Reinvents Seabee Amphib

A Canadian company Horizon is seeking to start production of a re-engined and re-engineered version of the Republic RC-3 Seabee amphibious aircraft. Called the ‘X2 Project’ for now,… more

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August 14, 2015

FAA Reports Close Calls With Drones Are Soaring in 2015

reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year…. more

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August 13, 2015

Crowdsourcing Saves D-Day’s First Airplane

On the morning of June 6, 1944, the first Douglas Skytrain crossed the coastline of Normandy, France, and let loose the paratroopers that began the invasion. Newly painted across the… more

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August 13, 2015

Students Invent Anti-Drone System

With the and the aviation community facing increasing pressure to find a way to keep and airplanes separate, a group of four engineering students from the University of Rhode Island have… more

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August 13, 2015

The Wright Brothers: Even More Badass Than You Thought

For his new book, ‘The Wright Brothers, ‘­Pulitzer Prize winner David ­McCullough pored over newspaper articles, photographs, and more than 1,000 letters to create a gripping… more

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August 10, 2015