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First FAA-approved drone deliveries coming July 17

Drone deliveries in the U.S. will soon be an official, government-sanctioned activity. On July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration will allow a collaboration between NASA, Flirtey and Virginia Tech to fly unmanned aircraft to deliver pharmaceuticals to a free medical clinic in West Virginia. The fixed wing aircraft from NASA Langley and multi-rotor delivery […]

FAA, GA Industry Launch ‘Fly Safe’ Campaign

With the weather turning nice in many parts of the country, the FAA and GA industry have partnered to launch the “Fly Safe” summer safety campaign, highlighting the dangers of aircraft loss of control and encouraging general aviation pilots to install and use angle-of-attack indicators. Read More >>

Wounded Marine earns private pilot license

When a door rigged with explosives in Iraq cost Sgt. Adam Kisielewski his left arm at the shoulder and his right leg below the knee, becoming a pilot wasn’t even a dream. Adam-portrait-in-plane-150x150It was Aug. 21, 2005, and for Adam, each minute was a time for survival, not dreams. He struggled to make it […]

Cessna Latitude Certified

Cessna has received FAA certification for its new Latitude business jet and it’s right on time. Read More >>

FAA to name adviser to handle ‘crush’ of industry drone queries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that it would place a higher priority on integrating drones into the national air space by appointing a senior adviser to coordinate relations with industry and other outside stakeholders Read More >>

Solar Impulse Breaks New Records Despite Setbacks

The Solar Impulse Si2 finally left Nanjing, China, this weekend to continue its flight around the world. What would have been the longest leg of the planned trip, expected at 120 hours, was cut short by unexpected weather conditions over the Pacific, forcing the solar powered airplane to divert to Komaki Airport image: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png […]

FAA approves first Vermont drone business

Airshark makes and flies custom drones with a variety of sensors to get aerial video, thermal imaging, 3D mapping and modeling to the centimeter, and more. Read More >>

Summertime Options For Pilots

With the summer season now officially here, pilots who are ready to pack up their airplanes and take to the sky will find plenty of options. Tour operator Northern Adventures is offering three new fly-yourself trips to explore the National Parks. Each 10-day tour is limited to 10 aircraft, and includes stops in Yellowstone […]

Lawmaker Seeks To Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent

House Ways and Means Committee member Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) last week introduced a bill to permanently extend the 50-percent bonus depreciation provision covering certain capital equipment, including business aircraft. The bill, H.R.2510, has attracted 23 cosponsors—all Republicans—so far. A number of the cosponsors are members of the Ways and Means Committee, which steers tax […]

FAA Launches ‘No Drone Zone’ Campaign

While the FAA is still establishing rules to govern unmanned aircraft systems, the agency continues to deliver materials to educate members of the public about what they can and cannot do with their drones. Most recently, the FAA has launched a campaign to make the public aware of a No Drone Zone in the […]