Small drones operating in the US can legally fly over people at night under Federal Aviation Administration rules that took effect Wednesday. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the rules "are an important first step in safely and securely managing the growing use of drones in our airspace, though more work remains on the journey to full integration."
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A new audio control system from PS Engineering for general aviation aircraft features the company's MultiTalker technology, a navaid identifier filter, wired music input and central hub for wiring audio. The PAC45L audio panel is Part 23/25-compliant and can place three receivers into nine separate locations in pilots' headsets.
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Henry County Airport in Paris, Tenn., has been closed for more than two weeks due to a sinkhole measuring 4 to 5 feet wide that was found beneath the runway by a maintenance worker. The state Department of Transportation's Aviation Division will provide a grant to repair the damage, which will take approximately a month to complete.
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Richard Jacobs of Dartmouth, Mass., has flown more than 800 patients to get medical treatment since he started working as a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight Northeast in the mid-1990s. Jacobs joined the organization to gain a sense of purpose after retirement and says, "I'm flying and helping somebody, what could be better than that?"
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The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing has awarded a $9 million contract for construction of an F-35
flight simulator facility, the first step toward basing the fighter jets at Truax Field in Madison. "Being able to fly in a virtual environment is a huge step towards the success of the F-35," said Col. Bart Van Roo, commander of the 115th Fighter Wing.
Jessica Fisher is the brains and brawn behind the innovative company Flyjets, which aims to improve affordability through "empty leg discounts" while also helping the environment through the FlyGreen initiative.
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
Karle Wilson Baker, poet, writer April 22 is Earth Day
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