The cusp of professional drone racing is here with ESPN to broadcast the Drone Racing League (DRL) 2016 World Championship season this fall. A series of races leading to the World Championship will also be carried for international distribution by Skysports (UK) and ProsiebenSat1 (Germany). Current released broadcast schedule is:
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The applications for the 2017 scholarships are here!
THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2016.
The Whirly-Girls, International Women Helicopter Pilots is offering three new scholarships: the Garmin GTN and G500/600 Course scholarship, the Night Flight Concepts Night Vision Goggle Initial Pilot Qualification scholarship, and the Robinson Helicopter R66 Safety Course scholarship. The group also offers 10 additional scholarships. Applications cost $50 and are due Oct. 1. For more information and to download the scholarship applications, visit the Whirly-Girls website. http://www.whirlygirls.org/wg-scholarships
The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.
Feature articles include:
Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)
CGS TV’s Explore Series visits ROTOR FX to look into the workings of rotorcraft with host Anna Cicone of the CG Society. This is the beginning of their new series “where we’ll be venturing out and learning how real-world, practical places can influence our creativity and designs – and we’re taking you with us!”