• Thrush Aircraft Begins Exploration of Autonomous Air Tanker0

    Strategic alliance with Drone America anticipated to yield unmanned solutions to airborne wildfire surveillance and attack – and more. (Albany, GA) The arsenal of airborne tactics available to firefighters and first responders may soon grow significantly as Thrush Aircraft has formed a strategic alliance with highly-regarded unmanned aerial vehicle and systems manufacturer Drone America to

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  • Red Bull Air Race newest star: the Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss0

    By Igor Bozinovski The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation. The Red Bull Air Race features the world’s best racing pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile, lightweight raceplanes, pilots

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  • GE Aviation announces first run of  Advanced Turboprop engine0

    Milestone accomplished on schedule; certification begins in 2018 PRAGUE—GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop engine, the first clean-sheet turboprop engine to hit the Business and General Aviation (BGA) market in more than 30 years, successfully completed its first engine test run at GE Aviation’s facility in Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday (December 22). “Running the Advanced Turboprop

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  • Seven decades of dedication0

    Sixty-seven years, almost seven decades; three generations, hundreds of annual inspections, thousands of spark plugs and countless flight hours are all part of the history books for AufderHeide Flying Service based in DeWitt, Arkansas. A chance flight instruction job, taken by Calvin AufderHeide in the late 1940s laid the foundation to the aerial application company

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