Author Archive for Gary Mortimer

F9R First Flight Test

falcon9

Multirotor footage just keeps getting better and better. Rocket launches seem to be the place to demonstrate that. Turn the volume up to 1. I would love to see what those cows did stage left when the rocket fired. Video…

North Korean drone, Chinese Sky-09

sky09offrail

Its no surprise that the UAS found in South Korea is of Chinese origin. The charmingly named Taiyuan Navigation Friend Aviation Technology is in Asian terms just up the road from Pyongyang being 1200kms away in the capital of Shanxi province, Taiyuan. Reports from South…

ASTM adopt new standards

astmlogo

Going live on their website the ASTM standards that will form part of the FAA’s thinking moving forward. It is a shame that the civil small industry was not more involved in forming these standards. Pundits believe that civil systems…

FAA Appeals Trappy Ruling

Blacksheep

The FAA have appealed the March ruling of NTSB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Patrick G. Geraghty against them. ISSUES I. Whether the ALJ Erred in Finding that the Ritewing Zepher Power Glider Respondent Operated in the Vicinity of the University of…