Aeronautics

Virgin America to Offer Netflix Streaming on Board

By | Oct 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The aviation industry has traditionally been quite reluctant to the possibility of allowing passengers to use electronic devices on board, as this might pose a threat to a flight’s security. Throughout the years, security mechanisms have improved, and such limitations on passengers have been loosened….

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Drone Availability, Self Editing Cameras, and What the Future Holds for UAVs

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Drones: the hype behind this modern phenomenon is impossible to ignore. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are rapidly progressing. Micro sized variations launch off fingertips and are pocket-sized. Larger versions equipped with high resolution video cameras, and algorithmic based auto-flight settings are available to…

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10 Aviation Startup Ideas That Have Wings

By | May 9, 2016 at 11:45 am

While starting your own airline may not be the most lucrative idea, there are a number of ways you can start your own business in the aviation industry and be successful. You just need to find a niche that needs to be filled in your…

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Congress is a Wee Bit Concerned about SpaceX Explosion Investigation

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

On June 28th, 2015 SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 took off from Cape Canaveral on route to the International Space Station. About 2:20 into its flight, it exploded. Thankfully there were no humans aboard, but the cargo and food meant to supply the space station…

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Skyspecs: Enhancing Drone Technology

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

SkySpecs has taken on the drone industry in an innovating way.  Their flagship product, Guardian, is basically a drone add-on.  It works as a co-pilot that senses obstacles and takes over flight control to prevent collisions. It allows the drone to be piloted even when the…

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FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign

By | Dec 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Alarmed by increasing encounters between small drones and manned aircraft, drone industry officials announced a campaign to promote drone safety. Industry leaders are teaming up with the government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. The campaign includes a website, which advises…

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SpaceX Testing Falcon 9 Grid Fins for Control During Atmospheric Re-Entry

By | Nov 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

A rocket needs to be reusable. That is the driving premise behind making space travel, and subsequent Mars colonization, accessible and affordable. As reported during MIT AeroAstro’s Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk and SpaceX are working feverishly to achieve both. This week, updates of progress…