August 19, 2019

New FAA Rules for Recreational Drones

FAA Rules

Recreational drone users will face new FAA regulations that will go into effect this summer.

Ospreys Flying & Dolphins Leaping at St. George Island

Waters around St. George Island are full of fish drawing yet another contingent of young ospreys, right now just learning how to fly and fish — and drawing some very active dolphins to St. George Creek as well. Video here!

The Birds Are Back! Ospreys Return!

ospreys return

The ospreys return, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day as usual, warming water and air are drawing others birds back to their Chesapeake summering grounds and preparing the tributaries for the return of the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab.

Message from the Cap’n…Change of Seasons

change of seasons

Message from the Cap’n is a compilation of fishing advice, waterman and weather insights, Chesapeake lore, and ordinary malarkey from the folks who keep their feet wet in the Potomac and St. Mary’s rivers. Today’s message is about the transition from summer into fall on the Chesapeake.

Navy Sees No Hacking in McCain Collision

McCain

Early information emerging about the Navy’s second collision of a warship with a merchant vessel suggests the destroyer USS John S. McCain lost steering just before the collision.

Japan Struggles to Accept Osprey Role After Recent Crash

Osprey

Despite strong local concerns about the safety of the US V-22 Ospreys at Okinawa, the Japanese Defense Ministry describes the aircraft as imperative for Japan’s defense.

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ to N. Korea

FY18 Defense Authorization

The US is ready to use force if needed to stop North Korea’s weapons ballistic missile and nuclear programs, says President Trump, warning North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” the likes of which this world has never seen if it threatens the US.

Season Ends … Season Begins – Message From the Captain

The Cap’n writes, as spring engulfs the Chesapeake ……. End of one season and beginning of another…. and also begins meanderings upon “birds of a feather”

Growlers & Ospreys Resume Flight After Week of Mishaps

anti-radiation missiles

A Growler accident and a Marine’s MV-22 Osprey refueling mishap forced the aircraft out of the skies as the forces assessed the reasons for the mishaps. All are flying again.

Photos: An F-35 Gets Its Invisibility Gear

F-35 JSF assembly line

Lockheed’s mile-long production facility includes segments where invisibility is painted onto the F-35. Photos available of what can be photographed.