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DRONES ARE COMING: WHO WILL FLY THEM?
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are
scheduled for integration into the national airspace system (NAS) in
2015, spurring job growth and a forecast economic impact of $13.6
billion by 2019. But while the growing industry will be adding to the
overall workforce, the segment might also be changing the employment
landscape for people seeking professional pilot positions. The new
segment will need pilots, but what kind of pilots, and where will they
come from? Let's take a look.
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ACTS ON FAA FURLOUGHS
The Senate Thursday approved
legislation that could put an end to furloughs of air traffic
controllers and other FAA personnel that have correlated with a spike in
commercial flight delays, but it may do even more. The legislation would
allow the FAA to transfer up to $253 million from other programs to
fully staff controller positions though September. The FAA had estimated
that its staffing furloughs would save an estimated $200 million and
closure of 149 federal contract air traffic control towers would save
$50 million. It is not yet clear how the transfer will be applied or
what other areas would suffer. The bill was expected to move to the
House on Friday, for a vote. As presently applied, flight delays have
not been the only problems exacerbated by the cuts. More...
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Garmin's Carl Wolf seems to
agree that the next logical development in avionics is an
AHRS/Com/Nav/ADS-B that won't make you sell the beach house.
AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with him at Aero 2013 in
PART 23 CHANGES
Flight Design is pulling back on the timeline
for its four-place certified model as the world gets together on light
aircraft certification. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tom
Peghiny at Aero 2013. More...
SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES FLIGHT OF THE FUTURE
An array of experts
in a variety of aircraft technologies, from batteries to aerodynamics to
photovoltaics, are gathering in Santa Rosa, Calif., for this week's 7th
annual CAFE electric-aircraft symposium. Representatives from NASA, IBM,
Pipistrel, MIT, UCLA, and more, are convening to share the results of
their latest research and contribute to creating the next generation of
flight. "There's a great deal of promise that we can have emissions-free
airplanes," event organizer Dr. Brien Seeley told AVweb on
Thursday. General-aviation aircraft that are quiet, vibration-free, and
easy to operate have "the potential to really proliferate," he said. The
meeting will be held Friday and Saturday. More...
THE LIGHTS GO OUT
Radio silence: that's what most pilots say
got their attention and made them realize they had encountered an
in-flight electrical failure. Too bad, because by the time the radios no
longer worked, odds are that your electrical system had sucked all the
life out of your primary back-up device, your main battery. Many modern
personal airplanes come with back-up electrical systems from the
factory. But if you fly an airplane equipped as if was the standard just
a few years ago, you had better hope you were in day VFR conditions if
you found yourself in this pickle. Otherwise, it was going to be a
mighty tough night and/or IFR flight without navigation equipment or
communication radios (or lights, or power for flaps or landing
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OF THE MONTH: RON TANNER'S CHAMP RESTORATION
Do all of us
harbor the fantasy of finding that perfect vintage aircraft stored in a
barn somewhere, only awaiting the tender hands of restoration? Well,
it's no fantasy. Those airplanes are out there. In 2004, Ron Tanner
found this 1946 Champ in a Massachusetts barn, where it sat unmoved
since 1952. He bought it from Mike Ricard. Incredibly, it has the
original engine, fabric, glass and logbooks. More...
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