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The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB - Vietnam Era Displays

Warner Robins, GA – Most of my attention was on the Museum of Aviation’s new additions during my recent trip, but I also took some photos of their other aircraft. 1,082 more words


NEWS: RAF Reaper UAVs to be replaced by 20 new Protector UAVs

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s belief in the priority of drones and special forces in the war against Islamic State appears to be coming to fruition as the UK government reveals its plans to acquire up to 20 advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) known as Protector to replace the current fleet of 10 General Atomics MQ-9 Reapers. 209 more words


AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Challenge

Human Powered Helicopter

Sometimes, you don’t need a reason to take on a challenge. For some people, the whole fun of trying to be the first one to complete a challenging feat is to do something that has never been achieved by the human race. 330 more words


Remembering Hong Kong, Kai Tak Airport.

A Korean Air Cargo B747 turns at the checkerboard.

It is hard to believe that it has been fourteen years since the closure of the airport with the most famous  or more to the point, infamous approaches – Hong Kong’s Kai Tak. 512 more words

A Personal Farewell Tour, Part Three: Old Friends (incorporating Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Open Day)

It had been years since I went to Clacton Air Show.  I must have still been in school, so we’re looking at 15+ years.  It was the last of my planned Vulcan Farewell tour, but I expect it will not be the last of this Farewell Tour post series. 1,519 more words


FAA Levies Largest Fine Ever On Commercial Drone Company

The Federal Aviation Agency fined Chicago-based SkyPan International $1.9 million for “careless or reckless” drone operations, the agency’s largest civil penalty in its history.

SkyPan is accused of conducting 65 illegal commercial drone flights for aerial photographs of New York and Chicago between March 2012 and December 2014; 43 of the flights went through “highly restricted” New York Class B airspace without a two-way radio, transponder, and altitude-reporting equipment. 86 more words

FAA Gives ArrowData Thumbs Up On Flyover Filming Of Las Vegas Metro; Agreement Opens Door To Streaming Live Video Of News, Traffic And Events

Streaming aerial video company ArrowData LLC of Las Vegas signs five-year agreement with FAA, Las Vegas Radar Approach Control (TRACON) and North Las Vegas Airport that permits the company to fly and film in Las Vegas airspace, including Strip… 411 more words