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November 17, 2017


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The Hoppi-Copter pictured in England in 1948. Note the upgraded main rotor blades. Jeff Evans Collection Photo

The Hoppi-Copter Helicopter Venture

Beginning life as a helicopter worn as a backpack, the Hoppi-Copter aimed to launch a single-person helicopter market at the dawn of the civilian rotorcraft industry.

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Workhorse plans to begin test flights this year and intends to achieve Federal Aviation Administration certification in late 2019. Workhorse Group Inc. Photo

Workhorse announces date of first manned flight of SureFly octocopter

Workhorse plans to conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly personal hybrid octocopter on Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, prior to the start of the 2018 CES.

 
Certification of the combined DZMx and ETM1000 solution is anticipated for early 2018. Flightcell Image

Flightcell DZMx to add engine cycle counting to its resume

Successful integration between the Flightcell DZMx and the AKV ETM1000 engine trend monitoring system has taken place at AKV’s facilities in Camarillo, California.

 
 

Drone Delivery Canada flies in northern Canadian communities

Drone Delivery Canada announced on Nov. 16 that it was granted permission from Transport Canada to test its drone delivery technology in the northern regions of Canada.

 

AUVSI statement on Senate approval to restore UAS registration

Brian Wynne, president and chief executive officer of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said registration for small unmanned aircraft systems ensures "responsible and accountable" operations.

 
 
   

 News From The Web

Water dumped on woman by sheriff's helicopter pilot raises question about department's readiness to fight fires using choppers
 Source: ocregister.com

 

NTSB: Helicopter hit power line before November 6 crash in Lyon County, IA
 Source: ktiv.com

 

Helicopter training company wants contract to guarantee it can operate unrestricted in national park
 Source: osoyoostimes.com

 

2 flown by medical helicopter after Route 31 accident
 Source: lehighvalleylive.com

 
   

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Swiss Air Force Cougar at Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2017. Photo submitted by Daniel Schatz

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