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First landing for Facebook Aquila Internet Drone

I had to smile when the landing was made prominent in Martin Luis Gomez blog update which details the successful second flight of Aquilla. It took a little while...

Facebook Tether-Tenna emergency communications helicopter drone

Facebook would like to quickly connect people in the event of an emergency. Yale Maguire has revealed that they have been experimenting with a helicopter lifting a hotspot. Making the internet...

Facebook drone Aquila set to rise again.

Graham Warwick of AvWeek reports that the Somerset designed Aquila is being prepared to fly again. Once you realised there was no triumphant landing, hand shaking hugging and whooping...

Facebook Aquila accident report NTSB full narrative

Released into the wild, what the NTSB believed happened. An in-flight breakup due to the platform being operated outside of weather limits. It was a test flight so incidents and...

Facebook Aquila 1A – N565AQ

It looks like we have a name now for the larger version of Facebook's Aquila UAS, the Aquila 1A. Below is an extract from the FAA N-register and on...