Drones Eye View of Falcon 9 First Stage Landing


SpaceX’s first-ever commercial rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was picture-perfect, but the landing was arguably even more photogenic – or should we say “dronogenic”? The company’s Falcon 9 rocket quickly rose into the clouds over Launch Pad 39A, the Florida takeoff point for Apollo moon missions and space shuttle flights. Within just a few […]

via Drone’s-eye view of SpaceX rocket landing — Cosmic Log

First Solo


I posted this 10 years ago.. but it happened more than 16 years ago 🙂

Fly 'n Things

Lights. Camera. Action!
That’s how I always remembered it. Strobes. Throttle. Transponder. No pounding heart, sweaty palms or shaky legs as I raced down the runway, applying a little right rudder to maintain center line, eyes glued to the airspeed indicator. Atleast not yet.

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NTSB UAS Program


By Bill English Throughout its history, the NTSB has prided itself on staying on the cutting edge of transportation technology. One of the most revolutionary changes ever to come about in aviation is the recent explosive growth—in number and capability—of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or drones. Last year, the number of registered UASs exceeded the […]

via Tools of the Trade: Drones for the 21st Century Investigator — NTSB Safety Compass