News tagged with light aircraft

Preventing air accidents

A Norwegian satellite-based system aims to ensure that helicopters and light aircraft are prevented from colliding with power lines and other obstacles.

dateJan 07, 2014 in Engineering
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Wind farms: A danger to ultra-light aircraft?

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground – and so are wind farms. However, do wind power plantsgenerate turbulence that could endanger lightweight planes? A simulation can compute ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Road-worthy plane? Or sky-worthy car?

( -- What began as an MIT student project has evolved into a working prototype of a two-seater airplane that can be quickly converted into a road-worthy car. The car-plane has begun test flights and is expected ...

dateFeb 03, 2009 in Engineering
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