Registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, from March 27 to 29, co-sponsored by the FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). [Read more…]
Lightspeed Aviation loaned our Air Racer in Residence, William E. Dubois, two pairs of its new wireless Tango headsets for a two-month, multi-race no-strings-attached field trial.
Here’s his report on what it’s really like to use this first-of-its-kind wireless headset system in the cockpit:
Something’s wrong with my engine. The tach is strong. Oil pressure good. The airspeed is coming up nicely as we barrel down the runway. But the engine doesn’t sound healthy. Instead of the throaty roar I’m used to, my engine sounds like a frickin’ weed whacker. My fingers dance on the throttle as I debate aborting the takeoff. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has joined with five other groups and aviation businesses to petition the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to review the recent agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, California, over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). [Read more…]
Frequent contributor Rafael Cortes sent in these photos, with some great news: “February 14th just got a whole new meaning to us. Lourdes and I just got married on this day, and to celebrate our new adventure we took a celebration flight over the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, from San Juan to Fajardo. It was a beautiful day to get married and to fly, and the sky’s wedding gift to us was a spectacular sunset on the way back. Just a perfect flight to celebrate our union.”
Congratulations to Rafael and Lourdes!