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FAA Emphasizes 48-Hour Flight Ban For Pilots Taking Chloroquine

Pilots using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection (COVID-19) cannot fly while on the medication and for 48 hours after the...

Covid-19 Batters Aviation: Overreaction?

It may feel like knee-jerkism run amok, but the economic impact of a pending pandemic is already serious.

FAA May Relax Diabetic Medical Restrictions

CNN is reporting that the FAA will allow some insulin-dependent diabetics to earn commercial pilot certificates thanks to the strides made in...

Headwinds For Dickson As Next FAA Admin

It's been more than four months since former Delta Air Lines executive Steve Dickson was nominated to take over for Dan Elwell...

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FAA Implements New Recreational Drone Restrictions

The FAA published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday stating that it is implementing several changes for recreational drone fliers that were mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The notice sets out eight statutory conditions recreational drone users must meet, including requiring recreational drone users to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports.

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Aerial Mapping Of Hurricane Damage Underway

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Remote Sensing Division is working to collect aerial imagery of the damage caused by Hurricane Florence in the last week. Depending on weather conditions, NGS has been attempting two survey mission a day to locations identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other state and federal organizations since Saturday.

Vice President Pence Discusses Future U.S. Space Missions

Vice President Mike Pence visited NASAs Johnson Space Center on Thursday and spoke about human spaceflight and the future of U.S. space exploration. The vice president reiterated intentions to provide support for manned missions to the moon and eventually to Mars.

Maduro Survives Drone Assassination Attempt (Updated)

Venezuelan authorities said late Sunday that they thwarted an attempted assassination of President Nicolas Maduro by two explosive-laden drones. The authorities said they had detained six people in connection with the attack in which assailants flew two drones, each packed with about 2.2 pounds of C-4 explosive. The military said it defeated one of the drones electronically and the second crashed into an apartment building two blocks away from where Maduro was speaking to hundreds of troops.

Will Parachutes Ever Be Other Than A Cirrus Thing?

Pipistrel is offering a whole airframe parachute for its new Panthera. We may see if it's as good a sales cudgel as it has been for Cirrus.

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Flight Trial : Pipistrel’s Sleek Panthera

The innovative Slovenian company, Pipistrel, is still toiling away on the sleek and sexy Panthera single-engine retractable. In this in-depth video, AVweb's...