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AVweb‘s search of news in aviation found announcements from theUnmanned Safety Institute, theCivil Air Patrol, Airbus Helicopters and MAC Air Group.The Unmanned Safety Institute announced that it has launched the first-ever online training course designed by its team of leading aviation safety experts to teach drone enthusiasts how to fly safely and minimize risk. The course, known as SAFEGUARD, is a self-paced online course that is approximately one hour in length and covers essential safety topics, including understanding airspace, identifying and avoiding hazards, weather effects on drones, planning safe flights and FAA regulations.Civil Air Patrol members from across the state of Louisiana gathered Dec. 3 at The National WWII Museum for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the organization’s founding. Louisiana Wing Commander, Colonel Thomas “Doc” Barnard, spoke about Civil Air Patrol’s efforts and commitment during World War II and its present-day mission.

The NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwrth. Deliveries of NH90 Sea Lions to the Navy will start at the end of 2019. When deployed, it will take on a range of roles including search and rescue (SAR) missions, maritime reconnaissance, special forces missions as well as personnel and materiel transportation tasks.MAC Air Group is honored to have been chosen the New Business of the Year Award for 2016 given by the City of South Portland, Maine. The City of South Portland’s Economic Development Committee administers a Business Awards Program that recognizes outstanding businesses within the community on an annual basis. Businesses are chosen based on their accomplishments and achievements and contributions to the community.