Kids Drone Zone hearts are sadden to hear the news about one of our drone community members AirMap in Sacramento, California, that was burned by looters this past Sunday. AirMap has offices in Zürich and Singapore and is a software company. Drone pilots use AIR MAP’s traffic management technology to determine authorization in controlled airspace. Kids Drone Zone utilizes AirMap in our education program to teach young scholars not only how to use this technology but to understand the importance of flying in various types of national airspace. One of Air-Map’s co-founder Greg McNeal discover this tragedy.
Another AirMap co-founder and chairman Ben Marcus added this on Twitter: “Last night, the AirMap office in Santa Monica was consumed by fire. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. What hurts is the unending racism & injustice in America. We all must work harder to make our union more perfect. We’re all brothers and sisters. Let’s treat each other with love, respect, & dignity, and create opportunity for all who choose to make a positive impact.” Kids Drone Zone hearts go out to everyone at AirMap! STAY SAFE!
Will we be meeting George Jetsons’ flying car in the next half decade? Flying cars have been the talk of the town since the George Jetsons’ cartoon, September 1962. Uber and the automobile maker Hyundai have formed a strategic alliance to create a Flying Air Taxi (the S-A1) to democratize point-to-point air travel. This Flying Air Taxi will travel up to speeds of 124 mph, have a vertical takeoff eliminating the need for runway and will introduce a new system of on-demand air travel avoiding getting into airline schedules. The Hoover elevate department is expected to be up and running by 2023 with Hyundai serving as the manufacturer.
Unmanned Academy once again keeps you informed about aviation opportunities. A new program for collegiate aviation students called. Delta Propel – Collegiate Pilot Career Path.Delta is offering a new career path for students at select universities. Successful candidates will be provided a Qualified Job Offer (QJO) detailing a defined path and an accelerated timeline to become a Delta pilot.Your career as a Delta Air Lines pilot is now within reach.The Propel program is designed to provide participants with the support they need to overcome the traditional barriers to becoming a Delta pilot — with one major barrier being the cost of quality flight training.