Book: The Day I Learned To Fly

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Do you remember being a kid? Do you remember running all over the neighborhood until you heard the faint voice of your mother calling you home? I sure do…

When I opened Jeffrey Kennon’s book, “The Day I Learned To Fly” and started to read, those long summer days of yesteryear came flooding back. [Read more…]

Video: New York City Drone Film Festival

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New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography.  The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more.  Director, landscape photographer, and aerial cinematographer Randy Scott Slavin founded the festival in 2014 with a desire to change the perceptions of drones. “I’m tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality and FAA regulation. I want to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography”.

Submission deadline is Midnight, December 28, 2014. Screening in February 2015 in New York City.

Wanted: UTC looking for Performance Engineer

UTC Aerospace Systems is looking to recruit a new performance engineer who will be responsible for performing static / dynamic loads, retraction and vibration analysis for landing gear and flight controls in response to regulatory / customer requirements and UTAS performance methodologies. Applicants (view details here) will need a bachelors degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and must have a minimum of 5 years experience in analysis tools and techniques. [Read more…]

Book: Fifty Classic Destinations

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To be honest, “Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots,” reads a bit like a guilty pleasure. I felt like I was reading author Ney Grant’s personal journal. I can’t describe Ney’s book better than he did in his letter to me, “What is so special about it ? It represents what we need more of in our industry… reasons to fly, places to dream of, real adventure.”

The book focuses on the Western U.S. with entries from Tuolumne River, Lake Pillsbury, Trinity Alps and Trinity Lake, Ensenada, Baja California and dozens more (See photos below)

Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots is $49.95 and is available at Net’s website, FiftyClassics.com. [Read more…]