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U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. According to an [Read More]

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP). According to USI, this is the only PDP-approved offering on the topic of [Read More]

Aviation Maintenance School Rolls out UAS Training in Virginia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

The Virginia Beach, Va.-based Aviation Institute of Maintenance has rolled out an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training course at two of its Virginia campuses. The two-day courses, held in Manassas and Chesapeake in September and October, respectively, are designed to [Read More]

Louisiana College Adding UAS Simulator to Ag Aviation Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2016

As part of its agriculture aviation training curriculum, Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) has ordered an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) simulation package from Simlat. In association with Flying Tiger Aviation, the college, based in Monroe, La., offers both airplane and [Read More]

FAA Task Force Delivers Proposal for UAS Operations Over People

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 05, 2016

As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently established aviation rulemaking committee for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights operated over people has delivered its set of recommendations to the agency. On Feb. 24, the FAA said it would not [Read More]

R.I. Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Drone Threats to Manned Aircraft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 31, 2016

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the potential threats of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and laser pointers to aviation. Congressman Jim Langevin; state officials; representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; executives from [Read More]

AOPA Files Commercial UAS Exemption in Support of ‘General Aviation’ Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2016

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) says it has filed a Section 333 exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) commercially. AOPA, which is based in Frederick, Md., says it plans to [Read More]

European Aviation Safety Agency Sets Guidance for Risk-Based UAV Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2015

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published what it calls a “technical opinion” on the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Europe’s civil airspace. According to EASA, the technical opinion sets the direction to be followed for [Read More]

Aviation Subcommittee’s LoBiondo, Larsen Name Priorities for UAS Registration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 05, 2015

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., chairman and ranking member of the aviation subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives, respectively, have outlined what they feel are the top priorities in establishing a national registry [Read More]

Best Buy to Start Selling Yuneec Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 15, 2015

Yuneec International has announced an in-store and online retail partnership with electronics retailer Best Buy. Yuneec’s Typhoon drone series, which includes the Typhoon Q500 4K and Typhoon G multicopters – as well as the Typhoon Wizard, a new, ultra-lightweight remote [Read More]