New This Week


AVweb‘s search of news in aviation found announcements from Kansas State Polytechnic, Global Aerospace, the Payson Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and the Air Care Alliance. Kansas State Polytechnic is offering FAA Certified Drone Pilot courses in August and September. This course covers the basics of unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) flight, UAS flight safety, and FAA rules and regulations for the Small Unmanned Aircraft Operator. Global Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace insurance, has come together with Verifly Insurance Services to deliver on-demand drone insurance through a simple, easy-to-use app for recreational and commercial users. Verifly’s on-demand insurance model means users only pay for coverage when they need it. Starting at $10 an hour, Verifly’s next-generation model offers $1,000,000 in liability coverage.

Payson Squadron 209 has put out an urgent call for volunteers to help it conduct a host of rescue and emergency missions, from pilots to photographers and navigators. The volunteers will help crew the group’s new airplane, a turbocharged veteran of the Afghanistan War, where the plane was used to train pilots. The squadron has put out an urgent call for volunteers so it can get crews in the air on short notice.The Air Care Alliance announced its Call for Nominations for the 2016 Public Benefit Flying Awards.Nominations for the National Public Benefit Flying Awards are due by August 31 — please honor a worthy candidate! Awards will be presented at the NAA Fall Awards Dinner, in Washington, D.C., by the National Aeronautic Association in Association with the Air Care Alliance.