At the AUVSI show in New Orleans, a new company called SkyeIntelligence was showing a trick drone with self-following capability. You simply launch it, and it follows your every move. AVweb shot this short news video on the product. More
Alpha Systems AOA is updating its angle-of-attack systems. At this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show, Alpha's Mark Korin said, "We can update any aircraft with an AOA display for safer flying, including AOA installations for pressurized aircraft." More
At this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando, L-3 Avionics showcased its recent advancements in certified products that pack multiple functions into lighter, smaller boxes. The recently released ESI-500 standby instrument offers what amounts to a primary flight display backup with instrument data as well as navigation and synthetic vision. The unit, when packaged with a data configuration module and installation kit, retails for about $6,100. L-3 also announced two new features to its ADS-B-compliant NGT-9000 transponder — full traffic and terrain awareness systems rolled into the touchscreen unit. More
Fresh from its first manned flight, eVolo's Volocopter was on display at Aero 2106 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week. AVweb got an update on this intriguing program. More
At Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week, the giant electrical concern Siemens surprised the show with an Extra 330 powered by a 350-hp electric motor. In this video, the company's Frank Anton explained the goal to AVweb and fliegermagazin's Thomas Borchert. More
Want to see some edge-of-reality flying? Check out the video of an E2C pilot snatching victory from defeat. Also, yet another ditching in Hawaii offers a lesson or two. More
Mark Espenant of Ottawa, ON (Canada) takes us on a field trip to the CN Tower in our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a closer view and a gander at more photos from AVweb readers.