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Quadcopter landing in Boston. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Changing Hearts and Minds About Drones

What does the American public think of drones? Not very much, according to a Feb. 5 online poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos. The survey’s results show “widespread unease” about drones.  73 percent said that they wanted…

VIDEO| Helicopter Golf: Because Why Not?

VIDEO| Helicopter Golf: Because Why Not?

These days, almost all the aviation news about Russia covers their military’s serious and provocative bomber sorties. But here is some news that will lighten the mood.  Check out these Russian pilots playing helicopter golf The accompanying Reuters article says that…

An Airman trains using a deicing simulator. U.S. Air Force photo

Aircraft Deicing Simulator 2015

Winter has come, and snow is piled up all over the country. While most are busy digging out their cars, the U.S. Air Force is making sure that runways are clear and that its fleet is…

MQ-9 Reaper being inspected in Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo

The Week of New Drone Policy

This week has been an important one in the world of drone policy. On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration released their suggested regulations for commercial drones. Beyond the civil use of drones, the State Department announced…

VIDEO| Typhoons Escort Russian Bomber

VIDEO| Typhoons Escort Russian Bomber

The British Royal Air Force scrambled its Typhoons Feb 18. when two Russian Tu-95 bombers flew too close to the southern coast of the United Kingdom for comfort. This event comes only weeks after another case when Typhoons had…

VIDEO| Egypt Bombs Islamic State in Libya

VIDEO| Egypt Bombs Islamic State in Libya

Egyptian aircraft bombed several Islamic State targets in neighboring Libya Feb. 16 after the terrorist organization released a video depicting the execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. A video of the strikes was made public…