Future UAS trainer comes to Pax River

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A retired U.S. Air Force Global Hawk was loaded onto a truck destined for the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) facility at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., to support MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System training.  Three trucks departed Edwards…

Drones to the rescue

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Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country. Search and Rescue members from around the top of the South Island met in the Molesworth Station at the weekend for a LandSAR exercise.…

OSU aims high with unmanned aircraft

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By Rebecca Barrett Above the tree canopy of the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest, a popular public recreation site north of Corvallis, researchers from Oregon State University are using a new tool to study and work in the forest. Unmanned aircraft systems,…

Logging of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot Time

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1.    Purpose of This Notice. This notice provides guidance and policy for aviation safety inspectors (ASI) who conduct pilot certification duties. This notice clarifies issues that have been raised by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilots requesting credit for flight time accrued while…

Swift RP in the Philippines

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In the wake of the strongest typhoon in recorded history, Swift Radioplanes LLC of Prescott, AZ recently returned from the Philippines, where they created aerial maps of the extensive damage as part of an open-source project. Shortly before Christmas, the…

Farmer: Lack of FAA drone rules presents challenges

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Christopher Doering, USA TODAY As farmers press ahead using drones, there is some uncertainty over how much flexibility the federal government has really given agriculture to use the aircraft. Even farm operators and drone companies are divided over how much…

Spanish UAS test centre opens

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The president of Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has inaugurated today the Atlas Flight Test Centre, Spain’s first facility exclusively devoted to testing technologies and light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the the Europe’s first centre specifically designed to research…