Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Drone will advance Department mission capability, improve safety, and reduce cost 3/13/2018 Last edited 3/13/2018 Date: March 13, 2018 Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support … More Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Tax rules that stimulate aircraft purchases extended

January 3, 2013 By Jim Moore of AOPA Tax rules designed to encourage business aircraft purchases and overhauls have not only survived the fiscal cliff debate, but expanded. The legislation passed by Congress Jan. 1 extends so-called “bonus depreciation,” a type of accelerated depreciation, and also increased limits on deductible expenses for business-related aircraft purchases, … More Tax rules that stimulate aircraft purchases extended

Certain Aircraft that meet specific requirements also have an extended placed-in-service date prior to Jan. 1, 2016, for 50-percent bonus depreciation pursuant to the new law.

Dec. 19, 2014 By Richard C. Farley, Jr. of NBAA This article is intended to provide Members with an introduction to the rules that relate to the topic of bonus depreciation. Readers are cautioned that this publication is not intended to provide more than an illustrative introduction to the subject matter, and since the materials … More Certain Aircraft that meet specific requirements also have an extended placed-in-service date prior to Jan. 1, 2016, for 50-percent bonus depreciation pursuant to the new law.

Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

DAYTON, Ohio—More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer. Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Company factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing valuable support. Final assembly will take … More Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

2014 Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal Replica Background The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) began operations under the Office of Civilian Defense Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the United States entered World War II. Within a few months, the unpaid volunteers became involved in military operations by assisting the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. … More Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

Filed April 1, 2013 It looks like the J20 shown to the world is a head fake the real J20-X program is more radical and we have the first artists rendition based on secret photos shown to us. The J20 shown “leaked to the world” is a low tech aircraft that is being put out there … More Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer.

By Molly McMillin The Wichita Eagle Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer. The Air Force two weeks ago awarded the contract for an initial order of 20 planes for use in Afghanistan. Loss of the contract is a blow to Beechcraft, … More Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer.