October 24, 2017

Reaper Drones Help Combat Wildfires

drones fighting wildfires

Remotely piloted Air Force drones were put to work to help combat the recent California wildfires. MQ-9 Reapers from the Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing were put into service in Northern California.

Airport Open House Draws From Land & Air

st. mary's airport

The St. Mary’s Airport Open House showcased the planes, drones, pilots, and businesses turning the airport into a regional hub of pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Visitors could see and touch, and in some cases climb into the cockpits of the aircraft filling the tarmac.

Valve Suspected in Hornets’ & Growlers’ Hypoxia

Hypoxia Hornet

Researchers studying hypoxia incidents say a valve has been identified and might be causing problematic cabin pressure changes in F/A-18E and F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during flight.

FAA: Drones Hurricane Response ‘Landmark’

drone

The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said, despite some problems during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, drone usage in responses to both Harvey and Irma would prove an evolutionary landmark for unmanned aviation.

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

Trump Issues Ultimatum to China

North Korea Missile

Trump’s ultimatum to China: fail to pressure North Korea to disable its nuclear program and the US will take action on its own against North Korea.

Music, STEM, Drones on Tap at CSM

May Events at CSM's Campuses Hughesville

The College of Southern Maryland has another busy month of activities planned in April at all of its campuses.

USS Bush Makes Its Way to Persian Gulf

USS Bush

The first US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency entered the Persian Gulf last week. The USS George H.W. Bush’s overall mission is to provide a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group.

Unmanned Aircraft Courses Offered by CSM

unmanned aircraft

Two classes have been added to the spring schedule at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus, helping anyone who wants to learn to safely operate and use a small unmanned aircraft, or drone.