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The City of DeSoto is celebrating the grand opening of a new heliport Wednesday.
The DeSoto Heliport on East Danieldale Road includes a terminal, a public and private hangar and a self-serve fuel farm.
At Thursday’s school board meeting, Arlington school administrators announced a new partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington that sets up a free, dual-credit academy for students who want to study science, technology, engineering and math.
The NBAA Charities scholarship program, generously supported by NBAA Member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.
Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) Denton have demonstrated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of supplying Wi-Fi to disaster-struck areas with a range of up to 5 km (3.1 miles). The team says these figures represent a marked improvement on existing solutions and could lead to new forms of wireless communication.
“I couldn’t be more pleased,” Pelton told AirVenture Today. “We’ve had one very full week, with lots of forums and lots of exciting things going on, lots of great air shows, but lots of good stuff on the ground for people to see, and educational sessions
Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians, Boeing said in a forecast released Wednesday morning at EAA AirVenture.
Nine local public school students spent the past four weeks using a flight simulator and learning about aviation and rockets as part of their Experience Aviation STEM Academy at UNT Dallas. The program ends Aug. 11 with a reception at 3 p.m. after the students launch their rockets at 1:30 p.m.
This came despite a troublesome drone equipped with a camera flying in the area, which could have caused the firefighters problems.
The grants provide the opportunity for nearly 1,000 students between ages 14 and 21 to attend camps which will help prepare them for future high-skill, high-demand jobs. “These camps allow students to explore STEM disciplines outside the classroom while showing them the possibilities of a career in those fields,” Governor Rick Perry said.
At roughly two meters (6.5 feet) wide, and who knows how much beneath the surface, the meteorite (dubbed “Lebanon”) might be the largest ever discovered on Mars.