Goodyear Introduces Tire-Propeller Concept

Goodyear presented a concept for a tilt-rotor-type device that would work as a tire on the road and a propeller in the air at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on Tuesday. The Goodyear AERO concept involves a non-pneumatic structure with the flexibility to dampen shocks when driving and the strength to rotate at high enough speeds to create vertical lift.

One Mans Career: Fighters To Airliners To Drones

The World War II pilot generation went from pistons to jets. Gen X pilots got the piston part, too, but some of them are completing their careers from inside air-conditioned vans half a world away from the airplane they're flying.

FAA To Update Drone App

The FAA has partnered with drone operations software company Kittyhawk to redesign the agencys B4UFLY mobile app for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) operators. According to the FAA, the new version, which is scheduled to launch in April 2019, will be aimed at improving user experience.

Video: Aerium’s Cool Ornithopter Drone

Scaring birds away from airports is a huge challenge. A Canadian company is doing it with a robotic Peregrine Falcon called the Robird. They showed the drone at AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. AVweb shot this video on the new product.

Top Letters And Comments, February 22, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about Meigs Field, drone noise, registration trusts, the Garmin GPS 155 and EASA's competency-based instrument rating opinion.

NASA Announces Urban Drone Traffic Management Tests

NASA has selected the hosts for the final phase of its four-year series of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/drones) technical demonstrations. According to NASA, the demonstrations are designed to confirm that NASAs UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system can safely and effectively manage drone traffic in urban areas and aim to help the commercial drone industry understand the challenges posed by flying in an urban environment.

FAA Requiring Visible Drone ID Numbers

The FAA has posted a new rule requiring owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones) to display an FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of their aircraft. Previously, drone registration numbers could be placed in an interior compartment as long as that compartment was accessible without using tools.

Jetson Aero Speeder, Your Personal Racing Drone

Poznan, Poland-based Jetson Aero has completed initial flights of what it hopes will be a personal drone fast and nimble enough to make for entertaining racing. For now, though, the Jetson Speeder is less an aerial go-kart and more an eight-motor aircraft-aluminum H with a carbon-fiber seat in the middle.

Drone Hysteria V2.0

Now were shutting down airports because of drone sightings? Its time to get a grip, people.

Drones Highlight Super Bowl LIII

While the actual football game as part of the 53rd Super Bowl might have been less than thrilling even for hardcore Patriots fans, the halftime show got a literal lift from a synchronized drone show during Maroon 5s She Will Be Loved.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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