FAA Issues No-Drone Reminder for Super Bowl
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The FAA reminded drone operators on Wednesday that the perennial Super Bowl Sunday TFR applies to them too, not just pilots of manned aircraft. The Super Bowl NOTAM, published earlier this month, includes the standard restrictions of GA operations such as flight training and sightseeing as well as "model aircraft operations, model rocketry… and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)." More

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Robotic Skies Completes First Commercial Drone Repair

Robotic Skies has completed its first repair of a commercial drone and returned it to operational service. The maintenance work was performed at Kings Avionics, Henderson, Nevada. Kings Avionics is one of nearly 60 Robotic Skies service centers located around the world.

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Avemco Insurance Company has just announced the promotions of three key employees to positions of expanded responsibilities: Mike Adams, Marci Veronie, and Marci D'Alessio.

Redhawk Diesel Selected for Cochise College Fleet

RedHawk Aero, a subsidiary of Redbird Flight Simulations, announced today that Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona has ordered 6 RedHawk aircraft in a move to upgrade and modernize their training fleet.