A Canadian company is expanding its unmanned test flights with plans to be the country’s first commercial drone-delivery operation by next year. Drone Delivery Canada of Ontario will soon begin flight trials at the Foremost Aerodrome in Alberta, headquarters of the Foremost Centre for Unmanned Systems -- Canada’s first government-approved drone test site.
DDC, which has been developing drones at a site in Waterloo, Ontario, now wants to test flights beyond line of sight.
The Foremost Centre’s recent approval for flights beyond line of sight opens up its restricted airspace for full-blown drone tests with 700 square nautical miles available and up to an 18,000 feet ceiling over a sparsely populated, open landscape with just two charted towers. Big retailers including Staples and NAPA Auto Parts have agreements with DDC. (source AVWEB Jan 2017)
(Note: this one looks like a shopvac with wings. I just won a drone last week at a Quarter Century in Aviation Club Meeting, when the weather gets better and I learn to fly it, I'll report back in Alan's Space - Alan)
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A new race to save the last Vulcan.
Fifteen months after her final flight and 57 years after her maiden sortie, the last Avro Vulcan faces an uncertain fate. Vulcan to the Sky Trust, the charity that restored XH558 and flew her at air shows for eight years, has been forced to tow the bomber from her period hangar home at the Doncaster Sheffield airport and place her in storage. The trust is hoping to raise GBP100k.
(source Flight International February 2017)