UAVs
Jan. 8, 2008, Prescott, AZ - Tarek El Dokor, a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been awarded a Honda Initiation Grant of $50,000 for the development of holographic instrument panel controls and displays.
Jan. 7, 2008, Deux-Montagnes, Que. - A helicopter crashed onto a frozen lake near Montreal on Friday afternoon, leaving three people seriously injured.
The federal government needs to ensure that the aerospace industry is freed of ITAR impediments as quickly as possible.
Dec. 10, 2007, Ottawa, Ont. - NAV CANADA today announced its traffic figures for October 2007.
Dec. 5, 2007, Englewood, COLO - Jeppesen recently enhanced its full lineup of weather products by superimposing worldwide lightning data over its infrared and visible satellite imagery maps.
Dec. 4, 2007 - Transport Canada approval is pending.
Nov. 28, 2007, Phoenix, AZ - In Phoenix, Arizona, a 13-year-old boy was arrested after police say he aimed his laser at several choppers over the past week or so.
Nov. 13, 2007 - The Royal Winnipeg Ballet employs full time dancers and uses independent contractor dancers, on a part time basis. Asked to confirm the “independent contractor” status of the part time dancers, the Minister of Revenue concluded there is no such thing as an “independent contractor dancer”, because, among other things: no dancer is free to dance their assigned roles in a manner that departs from the choreography or the artistic vision of the director; and “independent contractor dancers” do not have an opportunity for profit or loss.
Nov. 6, 2007, La Baie, Que. - VISIONAir-UAV located in ‘’La Baie’’ Quebec has just become one of the few civilian companies in North America to own an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Their new SR 200 arrived after a waiting period of close to a year.
Nov. 6, 2007, Winnipeg, Man. - A pilot responsible for a dramatic plane crash at a busy Winnipeg street five years ago had no reasonable excuse for running out of fuel, a judge said in a 69-page ruling made public last Friday.
In the 1981 action film “For Your Eyes Only,” James Bond is a passenger on a helicopter that is taken over via radio control and flown violently by the sinister Blofeld.
Thomas Edison, in an effort to discredit his competition, the Westinghouse Co. (it had developed alternating current when he was selling direct current), would hold public demonstrations showcasing the dangers of AC.
          I ended my last article as I was driving west into the Rocky Mountains on my cross-country expedition in search of employment. As yet, I had not learned the secret handshake to get into the helicopter industry.
Finally the cost of insurance is leveling off. Some operators are already reporting a slowdown in the rate of increase to single or low double digits.
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