The commercial unmanned aerial services (UAS) market is experiencing a steady economic expansion due to disruptive innovations, such as autonomous platforms, transitional drones, and hybrid propulsion.
A new analysis by Frost & Sullivan predicts that by 2022 more than 50% of commercial drone flights will be conducted autonomously, operating much like warehouse robots operate today.
This will create new industry opportunities as drones will be used as a tool to make operations more efficient while drone maintenance and data security will become the prominent areas for revenue stream development, the analysts predict. [Read more…]
Reserved tickets for the STIHL 55th annual National Championship Air Races, slated for Sept. 12-16, 2018, at Reno-Stead Airport, are now for sale. [Read more…]
Montgomery Aviation, the FBO at Indianapolis Executive Airport and Frankfort/Clinton County Airport in Indiana, has been renamed First Wing Jet Center.
The flight school is now known as First Wing Flight.
Sister companies, Eagle Creek Aviation and Naples Jet Center, retain their names, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The non-certificated pilot reported that, after takeoff in the North Wing Apache, a light sport trike, about 200′ above ground level, he heard a popping sound and the aircraft yawed to the right.
He heard the sound a second time, and the aircraft turned hard to the right.
He applied full engine power in an attempt to recover and gain lift in order to deploy the ballistic parachute, however the aircraft did not recover and subsequently hit the ground in a nose-down attitude near Queen Creek, Arizona. [Read more…]
Roger Shelton sent in this photograph for Picture of the Day, explaining: “In a Cessna 152 on Jan. 22, 2018, around 7:30 a.m. sunrise at the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport with the first student lesson of the day.”
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All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature in the print issue of General Aviation News, as well as A Year in Pictures in the December issues. [Read more…]
During one of my airline simulator training sessions, the instructor put us about 10 miles from an initial approach fix, then she asked us to turn around so she could show us something. So focused were we on her, the first officer and I forgot to pay attention to the thrust levers. While she was talking, she began to slowly walk them back to idle thrust.
Airspeed rapidly fell off, but the autopilot kept us on heading and altitude, so our angle of attack rapidly increased. Within seconds, we approached a stall. I quickly turned back to the instrument panel and recovered, but by then our instructor’s point had been made. We had allowed ourselves to get so distracted that nobody was flying the plane.
We never want to admit we failed a task. We never want to admit we were not paying attention. We never want to admit nobody was flying the airplane. But these things happen. [Read more…]
RED WING, Minnesota — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has added a section to its website for webinars that offers a new way to learn from and be inspired by original Tuskegee Airmen and their experiences.
Available anytime on demand, the site currently features five webinars that explore a range of topics related to the experiences of Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. More will be added in the future, according to officials. [Read more…]