November 27, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
November 27, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Beyond safety briefings
November 27, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
November 27, 2015 Drone guidance released; FAA issues headset warning
PilotWorkshops releases 'Real World VFR'
Find a remote island airport at night, land at Boston's Logan International Airport in a Cessna 172, fly the Hudson River VFR Corridor, encounter VFR flight into instrument conditions, and more in PilotWorkshops' “Real World VFR” video program released Nov. 25.
FAA urges pilots to test headsets
The FAA is warning pilots that they may be missing important sounds, including cockpit warnings, when wearing noise-canceling headsets.
NBAA honors Clark
With 5 billion gallons of fuel saved, Joe Clark, who led the development of record-setting and fuel-saving winglets, was honored by his peers in November.
First Chinese ARJ21 Delivered
China's first indigenous commercial airliner is now in revenue service with domestic budget carrier Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 was delivered Sunday.
E-Volo Flies, Unmanned And Tethered
The one-of-a-kind E-Volo volocopter came outside for its first flight tests recently, the company announced in a news release today. The volocopter was controlled remotely, and the crew tested for automatic altitude control and position hold, and automatic landing. Weights of about 265 pounds were placed in the cockpit to test for payload capacity. The tests were completed in Karlsruhe, Germany. "In the process, the company's CEO Alex Zosel remotely flew the Volocopter for the first time single-handed and only with a joystick," the company said.
Airbus Patents Modular Passenger Cabins
The U.S. Patent Office has accepted Airbus's design for shipping-container style loading of passengers on aircraft. The company's prolific patent department put forth the "aircraft pod concept idea in 2013 to load passengers in detachable cabin sections to minimize turnaround time on the ground.
Study: Toy Drone Strikes Pose Greater Hazard Than Birds
An aerospace company's new study on the hazards of toy drones mixing with manned aircraft concludes that the safety risks are greater that those of bird strikes. The study from Aero Kinetics, "The Real Consequences of Flying Toy Drones in the National Airspace System," concludes that rotorcraft pilots are at the highest risk of dying from a head-on drone collision.
Army Helicopter Crashes In Texas, Four Dead
A UH-60L Army helicopter crashed Monday evening while flying in Fort Hood Range in Texas, killing all four crew members on board. Fort Hood officials said emergency crews found the wreckage after an "extensive search" of the northeast portion of the range.