Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
Researchers from NASA and Boeing are testing a vertical tail from an old 757 at the world’s largest wind tunnel to test new ‘active flow control’ technology. This technology uses tiny air jets to reduce friction and turbulence.
The Orange County Fire Authority is testing a new pilot program where its four helicopters will rotate 24-hour shifts to cover both day and night calls. Previously crews would mostly operate only during daylight hours.
The Denbigh High School Aviation Academy’s RV-12 building project is now entering its final stages.
Army Aviation is working to develop technology which will allow helicopters to fly and strike in rain, snow, dust or fog.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati believes that private sector participation in aerospace manufacturing will lead India towards becoming the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020. India is currently in the 9th position.
During Women in Aviation Day at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University more than 400 female sixth-graders were able to explore careers in aviation.
Recent News and Resources form Belfort Instrument
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