Links to our favorite articles from the past week in aviation news.
As reported by Amanda Macias at Business Insider, Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for aviation said that the F-35B is “ready to go right now.”
Davis, who has flown a wide range of Marine aircraft, is very excited about the F-35.
“It’s quite ridiculous we would give somebody such a complex vehicle without training,” said former commercial pilot Shawn Pruchnicki, who teaches air safety at Ohio State University. It is a mistake, he added, “to assume that the general public is going to be able to jump in and understand what [the] limitations are.”
These safety experts warn that it takes time to reduce risks involved with autonomously controlled vehicles, based on their experience with similar systems in airplanes.
This report from CNN discuss five ‘wow’ moments from the annual AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Videos include Hawaii Mars, the world’s largest flying water bomber, the secrets of wing walking and planes that can write ‘gigantic’ messages across the sky.
The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies is one of the few universities in the United States selected by the FAA to test the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
According to Shawn Pruchnicki, an Aviation Studies lecturer and former pilot, “NextGen, which has been gradually implemented since 2012, moves our air transportation system away from current terrestrial radar, instead using satellites to track and guide aircraft via GPS waypoints in the sky.”
A coalition of businesses, associations and universities in Wisconsin are exploring the establishment of an aviation and aerospace center in Milwaukee.
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