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Merging two cutting-edge technologies, Lockheed Martin flew its Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system aboard a Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft for the first time last month. The multi-functional sensor system collects high-resolution images from around the aircraft, providing the flight crew with a 360-degree view of the exterior through special helmets and displays... Con
Some people apparently think it's funny to shine laser pointers at aircraft that are taking off or landing. Unfortunately, though, the glare of the laser beams can temporarily blind pilots, potentially leading to crashes. Installed in planes' windshields, new liquid crystal technology could keep that from happening... Continue Reading Liquid crystal windshields could protect pilots from la
comprising multiple special editions, the IWC schaffhausen pilot's watch series are united by their characteristic navigation instrument design. The post IWC schaffhausen pilot’s watch collection rekindles the magic of flying appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Two Virgin Galactic test pilots have received the first commercial astronaut wings in 15 years. At a ceremony that the US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC, Mark 'Forger' Stucky and 'CJ' Sturckow were presented with their wings by Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a ceremony commemorating their suborbital flight into space in December... Continue Reading Virgin Galact
The FAA, the agency that regulates airspace in the United States, has issued a warning to drone operators as a reminder not to interfere with emergency operations in areas affected by Hurricane Michael.Drones are frequently used during disasters for tasks such as search and rescue or damage assessment, but this work is performed by trained professionals and volunteers, and is tightly coordinated
In a move that will benefit just about everyone involved with the process, DJI has been approved by the FAA as a UAS Service Supplier and will be able to offer Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) within their applications to create a line of communication between professional drone pilots and the FAA. Designed to be used as an approval service for flying drones in what
BAE Systems seeks to make the jet fighter cockpit of tomorrow a much simpler place by replacing conventional instruments and controls with a virtual reality system. Called a "wearable cockpit," the new system uses artificial intelligence and eye-tracking technology to allow pilots to control their aircraft simply by looking and gesturing... Continue Reading BAE Systems developing "wearable is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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