A new study shows that video game players could make better drone pilots than general aviation pilots. [Read more…]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University’s Aerospace Research Center recently set a world speed record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of any size, pending verification.
Ohio State’s drone flew autonomously with sustained average speeds of 147 mph over an out-and-back course approximately 28 miles long, which also set a record for the longest UAV flight over an out-and-back course. [Read more…]
Interested in venturing into the drone arena? Jess Miller recently wrote a detailed 7,000-word guide on how to fly a drone that is packed with tips and advice.
It begins: “If you’ve got a drone and you don’t know how to fly it yet, don’t despair – flying a drone isn’t rocket science. It’s not exactly a walk in the park, either.
“With a little bit of determination and practice, you’ll soon get the hang of flying your drone.”
Check out the full post to read about everything from a preflight, to where to fly, to drone racing.
Aviation International News is reporting that the FAA is complying with a recent appellate court ruling, offering to delete the registration information it collected from recreational drone users and return the $5 fee at their request.
On July 3, the agency made available a “registration deletion and self-certification” form that registrants must complete and mail to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry in Oklahoma City.
Read the full report here.
A chance meeting with a student pilot at the airport revealed that flying drones got him interested in learning to fly manned aircraft.
“It took a few days, but the short exchange with the young pilot transformed my thinking,” Reed writes. “Perhaps I’ve been looking at this drone thing all wrong. In the back of my mind, a madman was quietly asking, “What if drones could be a key part of a General Aviation revival?”
Read the full post here and then let us know what you think in the comments below.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has become the first sitting governor to fly in a fully automated aircraft. The 8-minute flight took place May 19, 2017, following the opening of NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Research Center unmanned aerial systems (UAS) runway on Virginia’s eastern shore. [Read more…]