On The Fly

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Raytheon’s new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been certified by the FAA, and that means it can be used in the restricted airspace over the border between Arizona and Mexico. Raytheon says the Cobra is more technologically advanced than other UAVs and is only nine feet long…

Alan Conklin, who co-founded Conklin & de Decker, died Nov. 3 at age 86. Conklin & de Decker is a renowned aviation information and database company that focuses on cost and performance calculations for aircraft...

PBS's NOVA is running a documentary on Albert Santos-Dumont Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Santos-Dumont was a Brazilian aviator who became the first to fly an airplane in Europe and also built the first dirigible. He was also a showman and delighted in demonstrating his flying machines for what became an adoring public.