Air Traffic Control Facilities That Could be Closed

Budget cuts will force the Federal Aviation Administration to reduce airport staffing around the country, shutting towers at smaller airports and causing a general slowdown of civil aviation operations.

New Castle Airport Tower (ILG) is on the list of smaller airport towers that could close as a result of sequestering.

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS Measuring Progress

It looks like unmanned drones are here. What we need to do is be sure the operators and regulations make it safe for us to fly. This has a potential of diminishing our airspace. Delaware has a lot of private airstrips that could suffer. Most concerns I have read are from people worried about privacy. Aviation needs to get in the discussion. Drones are another type of aircraft; operator should be trained as thoroughly as possible. Grounding all drones is not the goal. There are situations where people or events on the ground are dangerous and a drone would be a great tool.

Aviation Association Meeting at Bear Library

I want to thank everybody who made an effort to come out last night. Getting together with other organizations and hearing their points of view was engaging. I hope we have created the foundation of a synergy between our groups.

Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues

This is more about privacy but it does have footnotes that will get you to some more information.

Unmanned drones coming to Delaware?

February 23, 2013-Presentation considers monitoring of wildlife, crops by unmanned aircraft.

A presentation on the monitoring of wildlife and crops by unmanned aircraft will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Delaware Department of Agriculture in Dover.
Speakers will consider the uses of unmanned aircraft in checking the health of crops and forests and monitoring wildlife populations.

Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter

Announcements & Upcoming dates
Observation tower
Call for photographs
notes on DelDOT meeting
events
and more

Winter/Spring 2013 Newsletter

Announcements & Upcoming dates
Observation tower
Call for photographs
notes on DelDOT meeting
events
and more

Aviation System Plan Update Phase Two Report PDF

Aviation System Plan Update Phase Two Report

CALL for Delaware Aviation Phtographs

Historian/Authors Jan Churchill and Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr. are in the process of writing a new book, a history of Aviation in Delaware for Arcadia’s “Images of Aviation” series. They are seeking people to share their aviation images and stories. They are interested in all aspects of Delaware aviation from the earliest experiments in aviation to today’s modern flight, military, private, manufacturing, and the men and women who flew. The source will be credited below the photograph. Delaware has a rich aviation history, to tell it they need the assistance of many people.

GIRLS with WINGS 2013 Scholarships

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