Tagged: Travel

NASA Drops ‘Urban’ for ‘Advanced’ Air Mobility

NASA’s aeronautical innovators are embracing a more inclusive vision for the future of air travel in at least one major research area, and the terminology they will use from now on will reflect that more comprehensive view of what’s on the horizon. Bottom line: The thinking on Urban Air Mobility

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Drone Delivery Canada unveils Robin XL

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC’ or the ‘Company’ ((TSX.V:FLT, OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it will begin testing of its Robin XL (Robin). The Robin has a lifting capability of 25lbs of payload, a travel range of 60km and is designed for harsher climates. The Robin XL is larger

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DHS Chooses DFW Airport as Field Site for UAS Safety Procedures

The growing use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their unauthorized operation near airports poses a potential serious threat to airports and the traveling public. Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is recognized as an industry leader in working toward innovative technological solutions to detect and respond to unauthorized UAS

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Flying Cruise Ships: What Happened to Giant Airships?

With amenities like piano lounges, dining rooms and private staterooms, airships were a luxurious and relaxed way to travel the world. 80 years ago, airships like the Hindenburg were more like flying cruise ships than conventional aircraft. They would fly so smoothly, you could balance a pencil on its end

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Geely Tail Speeding TF-2A

2019 is an important year for Geely’s “integrated world” three-dimensional smart travel ecology to advance steadily. After the wholly-owned acquisition of American Taili Speed ​​in 2017, Geely quickly established the TaiLi Speed ​​China R & D team to carry out independent research and development and industry layout of urban air

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Drones, targeted killing and the Soleimani Strike

A week ago, a US air strike that officials (speaking off-the-record) acknowledged was carried out by a Reaper drone, killed senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and up to 10 others, travelling in a two-car convoy outside Baghdad airport. The targeted killing of a senior Iranian military officer sent shock waves

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Skyryse Reveals the Skyryse Flight Stack, a First-of-its-Kind Automation Platform to Make Urban Air Travel Mainstream

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create

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Photo Competition: Postcards from the Trafalgar Way

Attention all UK residents! This competition seems tailor made for aerial drone shots, and you could win up to £1000, travel to London for a special ceremony, be part of a travelling exhibition and be awarded a whole host of other exciting prizes! The Trafalgar Way is Britain’s first national

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The First Jet Airliner: De Havilland Comet Story

Air travel before the Jet Age wasn’t always glamorous. The relentless noise and vibration from a piston powered propeller aircraft often made long flights even more exhausting. Most aircraft also couldn’t fly high enough to avoid bad weather, so air sickness was more common. After World War Two, as part

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Dangerous Reputation – The DC-10 Story

The DC-10’s story begins in the early 1970’s, at a pivotal time when air travel was undergoing a revolution. A new generation of wide-body airliners like the Boeing 747 introduced for 1970’s increased passenger capacity at a time when air travel was becoming more affordable. In 1971, McDonnell Douglas introduced

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Czech Castles & Fairy Towns

I never considered the Czech Republic as a travel destination when searching for new and exciting places to visit. Yet, when my girlfriend decided she wanted to celebrate a big birthday on a National Geographic Vienna to Prague Hiking Adventure trip through the Czech Republic, I was amenable. Little did

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Uber Eats Takes Off

Check out the new drone Uber Eats will be flying in official test runs in 2020! The six rotors can change position for vertical takeoffs and landings and can carry meals for up two people. Its battery can handle a 12-mile round trip, about an 18-minute flight. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.uber.com/" target="_blank"

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Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

LiDAR vegetation penetration capability enables concentration camp visualisation The island of Alderney, a British crown dependency located 10 miles off the coast of France, was once home to a German SS concentration camp. Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University in the UK, Caroline Sturdy Colls travelled

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Travel Air Type-R – ‘Mystery Ship’

The identity and purpose of the new racer were kept secret, being built behind closed doors and away from the main production line, the craftsmen involved in its construction being sworn to secrecy. It was because of this cloak of secrecy that it was dubbed the Mystery Ship by the

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Blue Bear completes first ADS-B flights in the NBEC

Blue Bear’s Blackstart drone completes first ADS-B equipped flights in the National BVLOS Experimental Corridor (NBEC). The Blackstart drone took off from Blue Bear’s flight test facility and successfully covered a 6km (EVLOS) round trip flight along the NBEC whilst broadcasting its position over ADS-B. The signal from the small,

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Hypersonic Sled Track Test at Edwards AFB

A post shared by Edwards Air Force Base (@edwardsairforcebase) on Sep 5, 2019 at 9:48pm PDT This sled is traveling at 6,599 mph (Mach 8.6) in the video and was several miles away from the camera when it began, so it’s covering over a mile roughly every second. Source: Instagram

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Yuneec Mantis G

This new release offers 30-minute flight times, 4K resolution, and the ultimate in stability. Here’s the scoop from Yuneec: The new Mantis G is the perfect upgrade for your Instagram Story, your vacation video, or your afternoon with friends. Open it up, turn it on, and watch it take off:

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of-Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks AK (SPX) Aug 15, 2019 –

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace.

During the round-trip

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs First BVLOS Flight under FAA Part 107

Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the national airspace. During the round-trip flight, the Perimeter UAV flew

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Skyfront Perimeter Drone Performs The First Beyond-Line-of- Sight Flight under FAA Part 107

Fairbanks, AK, USA – Skyfront’s Perimeter 4 long-range hybrid gas-electric drone successfully performed the first civilian beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight without visual observers under the FAA’s Part 107 rules. This flight is a significant step toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the national airspace. During the round-trip flight,

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Saildrone’s Robot Boat First To Circumnavigate Antarctica

Battling 50ft waves and over 80mph winds, the Saildrone’s sailboat is the first to circumnavigate Antarctica. The robot sailboat, named #1020, completed the trip in early August, and brought back valuable information for researchers. The southern ocean is an important area for climate change, but is not often studied due

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Drone Delivery Service to Japanese Tourist Island

A drone service will start on July 4 to deliver or replenish supplies mainly for beachgoers and picnickers on an uninhabited island off Yokosuka. E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. and supermarket chain Seiyu GK said June 17 that their drone delivery service to Sarushima island will last for about three months.

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Drone Travel 101

My recent exposure into the world of drones has led me to using my 30 years of aviation experience to teach UAV ground schools and write documents for UAV operators in Canada. While my aviation roles cover several operational areas, my role as Flight Dispatcher, Private Pilot and Operations Manager

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