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UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

The FAA has developed regulations for drone operators to operate their UAS for fun or for profit in a legal and safe environment, but the path was not always quick or straightforward.
by David J. Williams
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Why I Celebrate Sully

The actions of the cowardly Costa Concordia captain reinforce the importance of having a selfless leader at the helm.
by David J. Williams
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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

United's cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United's own product.
by David J. Williams
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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial en...
by David J. Williams
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OPINION: The Risks of Reducing The FAA’s Control Of Our Aviation Infrastructure

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over, questions loom regarding the future of how the FAA will control the nation's aviation infrastructure.
by David J. Williams
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