Archives: Technology

Maybe No George Is Flying The Airplane…. Stratux, Cheap ADS-B In… Skyguard TWX Update… Pilot’s Altitude Review

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In the February/March 2016 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, my column entitled “Which George is steering the airplane” landed me several emails and phone calls, so I will respond to some of this feedback in … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems… Technology Creating New Perspectives That Will Open The Imagination of Future Generations

by Jonathan Beck Imaginations fueled with fascination continue to explore the potential Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have to positively benefit our lives and change the way we look at the world. UAS are another contributor in the aviation community fostering … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts That Fly

by Rick Braunig & Tara Kalar, with Dan McDowell The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned about the estimated 1,000,000 “drones” that are expected to be purchased and potentially flown starting around the Christmas Holiday. The possibility of one million … Continue reading

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UAS Task Force Formed By U.S. Department of Transportation/FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced October 29, 2015, the formation of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) for the purpose of developing recommendations for a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin FBO Hosts Workshop For Drone Operators

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. hosted its second workshop October 27, 2015 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at its Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, Wis. location. The workshop featured a display of UAS, ranging from very small aircraft costing … Continue reading

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Moving Up To The Lightspeed Zulu PFX Headset For Comfort & Enhanced Functionality

by Dave Weiman Thirty-five years ago when Peggy and I bought our first airplane – a 1946 Cessna 140 – we bought two Dave Clark 10-40 headsets, and they served us well. A few years later, we had two children, … Continue reading

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Drones/Unmanned Aircraft (UAS)/Model Aircraft

by Rick Braunig, AvRep Every pilot should know that drones are being flown in the United States. LeSueur County is flying them at 600 feet, Excel Energy has a Certificate of Authority (COA) to fly their power lines, Burlington Northern … Continue reading

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Safe Operating Practices A Must For Drone Operators

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Drones are everywhere today! Many of you know someone who has one, or have heard of an interesting way in which an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is planning to be used. … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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Swiss Explorers Launch Solar-Powered Aircraft For Flight Around The World

ABU DHABI – Aviation adventurers, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, began their attempt to fly the solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), around the world, March 9, 2015, from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Capable of flying over oceans for … Continue reading

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