Drone

March 1, 2014 - 1:25am

I have to admit that my interest in drones–or unmanned aircraft systems, as the FAA prefers to call them–has been re-energized by my students at Vaughn College of Aeronautics. Sure, like most aviation enthusiasts, I’m interested in anything that flies and have been a model airplane fan from childhood.

June 25, 2012 - 4:00pm

A Bloomberg Government report released June 17, said the U.S. Air Force has experienced 129 drone accidents in the past 15 years, with aircraft produced by Northrup Grumman Corp. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems involved in more of the accidents than those of any other manufacturers.

May 21, 2012 - 4:20pm

A story reported in New Scientist.com claimed that the crash of a Schiebel unmanned air vehicle into a control truck near Incheon South Korea last week was the result of an operator error and not, as was earlier reported, due to the machine’s loss of a GPS signal during the flight.

 
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