“The FAA is expected to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) [which we name remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)] by the end of 2014. In a standing-room-only session at NBAA2014, a panel discussion covered many questions: Will UAS operators be required to be certificated pilots? Will the UAS itself have to be certificated? Is the U.S. falling behind the international community in its regulation and use of UAS? This video gives a brief overview of the session.” [Read more…]
Headsets are a lot like underwear…very personal yet very important. Some pilots like style, some look for quiet, and some lead with price, but all pilots look for comfort. And to make it difficult for the manufacturers, no headset fits two heads the same.
There isn’t anything unmanned about most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). There is a real, live human being attached (wirelessly) to that airborne craft.
“I find it difficult enough to explain to fellow glider pilots let alone non-flyers the sense of wonder and awe I feel, not to mention the fun I have, when flying in the Alps and that is only in the small part that I have explored so far,” says YouTube publisher “Belleka”. “The whole experience is made even better by the cool group of dudes I am fortunate enough to go adventuring with. I hope this goes some way in sharing the joy of soaring in Paradise.” [Read more…]
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A love of flying is universal. Poland’s Dawid Nieradka put together a wonderful 5+ minute video of his flying club’s 2014 flying season. [Read more…]
Using a DJI Phantom radio-controlled quadcopter and a GoPro Hero 3… oh, and a couple of full-scale taildraggers produced some stunning scenery. [Read more…]
YAKIMA, Wash. – A real estate auction isn’t always a good thing, unless it is. Too often we read of foreclosure auctions in the press. Well, the Falcon Ridge Airpark auction isn’t one them.
Back to that in a minute.
Airpark developer Russ Wilkinson bought 64 (of 84) unsold lots in a real estate development west of Yakima back in the summer of 1995. The development, originally developed in the 1970s and early 1980s, had only sold 20 lots and was falling into disrepair.
As Dad and I flew over top of Memphis International Airport we realized, too late, it had gotten very quiet on the radio. Turns out we — Dad actually — had keyed the mic in the Baron and hadn’t realized. It turns out the mic had slipped from the holder and was wedged between the fuel selector panel and Dad’s leg.
I don’t recall our conversation, but I can only imagine what the controllers were thinking.