The FAA’s new regulations went into effect Aug. 29 for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more popularly known as drones or remotely piloted aircraft. [Read more…]
The new FAA rule governing commercial operations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) — also known as drones or remotely piloted aircraft — means more businesses and innovators will be able to fly, unlocking the “tremendous economic benefits of the new technology,” according to the top official of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). [Read more…]
The program serves to keep safety at the forefront, which is especially critical considering that UAS outnumber registered manned aircraft, company officials note. [Read more…]
The foundation the R&M Steel Company is built upon was poured in 1968 in State College, Pennsylvania. The City of State College passed an ordinance that required fire escapes be added to all buildings that housed apartments for college students.
Seeing an opportunity, R&M Steel founder Robert “Rob” Roberts had steel delivered to the buildings impacted by the new ordinance. Just 22 years old at the time, Roberts built the fire escapes on site. [Read more…]
Ten years ago on Aug. 29, 2006, Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today.
Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson, the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460 m while flying in mountain wave above the Andes in Argentina.
The flight was the successful culmination of the Perlan Project, which had been set up by Fossett and Enevoldson in 1999. The aim of the Perlan Project was to fly a glider into the stratosphere, to the edge of space. [Read more…]