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DLR Design Challenge 2023: Innovating the Skies to Restore Internet Connectivity

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Ensuring uninterrupted communication is crucial in an era where climate change intensifies natural disasters. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) recognized this pressing need and introduced the DLR Design Challenge 2023. It urges students to design aircraft capable of restoring internet connectivity during calamities. The Sentinel System Triumphs The Duale Hochschule… 

Flight Safety Australia Shows How to Fly a Drone Without Becoming a Menace

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are becoming wildly popular around the world, have many practical applications, and can help produce breathtaking cinematography.

But concern over safe operations has grown along with their popularity. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) has put together this charming animated video with top tips on enjoying your new drone, without becoming a menace.

FAA Will Talk Drones at SXSW

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The FAA has announced that FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, will host a special session at SXSW leading a discussion on the future of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as drones, on Monday.

Emirates and Boeing Partner for Epic UAV Destination Filming Project

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Emirates and Boeing have partnered to sponsor ‘View from Above’ UAV aerial filming project which will span 18 destinations around the world.

Emirates describes the ‘View from Above’ project as “one of the largest aerial filming projects ever conducted using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).”

Filming took place in 18 destinations on five continents, including Emirates’ hub in Dubai and Boeing’s home in Seattle.

The airline has established a dedicated ‘View from Above’ microsite where visitors can spin the globe to view films taken at various locations.

300,000 Small Unmanned Aircraft Registered in First 30 Days, Says FAA

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The FAA reports nearly 300,000 new owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft since the Administration’s online registration system went live on December 21.

“I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.  “The National Airspace System is a great resource and all users of it, including UAS users, are responsible for keeping it safe.”

Keep Your Drones Away from the Pontiff, Says FAA

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Going to see Pope Francis? Leave your Drone at Home, says the FAA

“Flying a drone anywhere near the areas Pope Francis visits is against the law and violators could face stiff fines and criminal penalties,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

The FAA has issued a notice to all drone owners and operators to remind them of established drone bans at Washington, DC, and to extend the ban on New York and Philadelphia during the Pope’s U.S. tour.

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“The FAA has in place flight restrictions in and around Washington, DC (PDF), New York (PDF) and Philadelphia (PDF). Flying a drone anywhere during one of Pope Francis’ visits is against the law and may result in criminal or civil charges. All unmanned aircraft (UAS) – including radio-controlled model aircraft/UAS – are subject to FAA restrictions,” the agency states.

Violators will not be pardoned with a Mea Culpa and ten Hail Marys.

Featured Image, Wikimedia Commons: 

2014 Pastoral Visit of Pope Francis to Korea

Closing Mass for Asian Youth Day

August 17, 2014

Haemi Castle, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Korean Culture and Information Service
Korea.net (www.korea.net)
Official Photographer : Jeon Han

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