AUVSI: Drones Won't Replace Soldiers, But Empower Them »

AUVSI: Drones Won't Replace Soldiers, But Empower Them

As the U.S. military deals with the uncertain complexities of a future dependent on and driven by robotic technologies, the soldier of the future will have unprecedented precision capabilities, but also higher expectations than soldiers of the last generation. That's one of several observations offered by General David Perkins at Xponential 2016, the AUVSI trade and technology show in New Orleans, on Tuesday. Perkins is head of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine command, the agency charged with describing the future the military will have to operate in. "That's describing, not predicting," Perkins said.

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Solar Impulse Lands In Phoenix »

Solar Impulse Lands In Phoenix

Completing Leg 10 of its round-the-world flight, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Phoenix, Arizona, about 9 p.m. local time on Monday. Pilot Andre Borschberg launched from the airplane's first U.S. stop, in Mountain View, California, about 5 a.m. local time on Monday, and flew for nearly 16 hours, crossing 720 miles. Strong tailwinds helped boost the airplane's groundspeed for the leg to 115 mph.

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Amazon: The Future Is Collaborative Control Of Drones And Airplanes »

Amazon: The Future Is Collaborative Control Of Drones And Airplanes

As Amazon bolts at breakneck speed toward package delivery by autonomous drone, it sees future air traffic control and de-confliction as a series of overlapping but collaborating apps in which aircraft and controllers share separation tasks. Amazon's Gur Kimchi, who's overseeing the company's drone development efforts, outlined a view of the future in which aircraft will be tied into the internet and mutually linked, just like cars, appliances and computers already are. Kimchi elaborated on Amazon's plans on the opening day of Exponential 2106, the trade show of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in New Orleans.

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FAA Announces New Drone Committee »

The FAA will stand up a new advisory committee for the drone industry beginning sometime this summer, FAA administrator Michael Huerta said on Wednesday. Speaking the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in New Orleans, Huerta said the committee will be modeled after a similar panel organized to funnel industry opinions into the emerging NextGen system. Huerta said the NextGen Advisory Committee has 30 members from industry, most so-called stake holders who have an interest in NextGen development issues. More

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GA Groups Lobby For Part 23 Action »

The FAA will hold a public hearing on its proposed Part 23 revisions today and tomorrow in College Park, Georgia. On the eve of the event, a coalition of general aviation groups sent a letter to... More

NAFI Founder Jack Eggspuehler, 86, Dies »

The National Association of Flight Instructors announced on Monday that the group's founder, Jack Jay Eggspuehler, died on April 30. He was 86 years old. Eggspuehler was a flight instructor and... More

NASM Celebrates 40th With Open House »

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., will stay open all night on Friday, July 1, to celebrate the building's 40th year. The free event also will celebrate the opening... More

Hoverboard Record Shattered »

A French Jet Ski racer has claimed a new record for hoverboard endurance with a flight that covered 1.4 miles. Guinness World Records confirmed that Franky Zapata performed the flight in front of... More

Qantas Introduces Female Pilot Uniforms »

If the lure of adventure and faraway places isn't enough to attract women to the cockpit, at least one airline is hoping that appealing to their fashion sense will. Qantas Airlines has introduced... More

BA Collision 'Not A Drone Incident' »

The U.K. government is downplaying a widely circulated report that a British Airways A320 collided with a drone last month. More

FAA Taking Its Time On ADS-B Equipage »

If the increasingly strident messages from the FAA about ADS-B equipage have you feeling the slightest pangs of guilt that you haven't written the check yet, take heart. The agency doesn't seem to... More

Super Pumas Grounded After Fatal Crash »

Aviation authorities have grounded Airbus EC225 Super Puma helicopters after the crash of a Canadian aircraft off the coast of Norway Friday. The helicopter, operated by CHC Helicopter, went down a... More

 

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Reading the Storms »

We use on-board datalink weather for a trip along the Gulf Coast. There's no ice, but there's ample IFR and unsettled weather. Take a ride with us to see how we use it. More

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Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics

Want to Improve Your Landings? Learn Aerobatics »

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Short Final »

Recently, on flight following above Santa Barbara on a beautifully clear afternoon, approach was uncomfortably quiet. After several minutes of silence I called: ... Mooney 1234: "Approach, Mooney 1234. Is there anybody there to talk to?" ... Approach: "Mooney 1234, say request." ... Mooney 1234: "Just checking to see if it really is this quiet." ... Approach: "Yes, it really is." ... [Pause.] ... Approach: "Mooney 1234, contact L.A. Center on 135.5. You'll find somebody to talk to there." ...... More

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Kansas State Polytechnic Introduces Fly K-State Academy

For more than 50 years, aviation technology has been an educational cornerstone of the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, and now that tradition is being offered to a new generation of students.

Universal Avionics Selected For U.S. Army Reconnaissance Installations

The US Army has selected Universal Avionics Systems Corporation to provide the avionics for the design and development of the US Army's next generation reconnaissance aircraft. STC'd installations are now underway at Aerovation's Tucson, Arizona USA modification facility.

Aircraft Spruce To Host EAST Appreciation Day 2016

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