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All the staff at Cavus Media want to extend our well wishes for a happy and safe July 4th celebration!
Please reflect upon our troops overseas and those that might be less fortunate… https://jeffvlog.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/today-its-about-independence-and-how-we-got-here/
Part 107, the latest in legislative FAA goodness and the requirements for commercial drone use in the U.S., was released June 21, 2016. This is the big jump we all have been waiting for as it relates to the UAS community, and it makes the lives of those wanting to get into commercial drone work a little easier.
For those that fly for recreation, you can stop reading now and go and play. Nothing here for you.
Here is a quick sum up of what the FAA put out:
What you must do
- Register your aircraft with the FAA and mark the aircraft appropriately
- Pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test through an “FAA-approved knowledge testing center” OR if you already hold a Part 61 certificate (often referred to as a pilot’s license), pass an online course (Part 107 training is expected to launch today at faasafety.gov)
- Apply for and receive a remote pilot airman certificate with an UAS rating
- Pass a pilot’s knowledge test every two years
- Conduct preflight checks to ensure that UAS are in safe operational condition
- … more at Adorama Learning Center
The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the final Small UAS Rule this morning. The press release is available at: https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=20515.
Please note that all provisions of the Rule, including all pilot requirements and operating rules, will be effective in August 2016, 60 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.
Details about the rule are available on the FAA’s UAS website.
January 1, 2016
We hope this New Year brings new hopes and aspirations, along with the zeal and courage to keep up with those commitments. May the New Year give you the strength to face the challenges of life and courage to adjust the sail so as to take every situation to your stride. Cavus Media wishes you all the best and the happiest of New Year.
See you all here in 2016!
November 11, 2015
Veteran’s Day, USA
Here in the United States, today is Veteran’s Day. Cavus Media want to share with you a brief video that has great impact, especially today, but no matter where you are in this world. Our good friend and veteran Guy Noffsinger produced, edited and put this together for The Freedom Alliance. Freedom Alliance supports our troops and their families through educational scholarships, recreational therapy, and activities that help injured heroes heal.
‘Just A Common Soldier’, also known as ‘A Soldier Died Today’, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, US. Set to music by the author’s son, composer Randy Vancourt, it has been released several times as a record, most recently on November 1st, 2013 by American singer Connie Francis.
After syndicated U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers reprinted parts of Vaincourt’s poem in 1991, it went the pre-digital equivalent of viral throughout the English-speaking world. In 2005, the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y, incorporated words from the poem into a marble monument. In 2009, the Royal British Legion sought and gained permission to use Just a Common Soldier as part of its annual poppy campaign. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.
“Larry” Vaincourt grew up in the Châteauguay Valley and was living in Deux-Montagnes when he wrote Just A Common Soldier. His wife, Doreen, still lives in the home where the couple raised five sons, including Randy, who lives in Toronto today and handles reprinting requests for the poem.
Vaincourt only started working as a columnist for the Watchman in 1983, which was the year he turned 60 and sold the last of the photo studios he had long operated in Pointe-Claire and Deux-Montagnes. In 2004, he won the Quebec Community Newspaper Association award for best column, for his humorous account of the long underwear he had worn during the Second World War, when he had served in England as an airplane mechanic with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Vaincourt also wrote a novel, which he finished a month before he died in 2009, and has yet to be published.
His son Randy says he wrote Just a Common Soldier at a time when some of his friends at the local Legion in Deux-Montagnes had started to die: “His circle of friends had started to get smaller and smaller, and these were just ordinary soldiers like him, and he thought about how little the public knew about all these ordinary men and women who had served.”
Shortly after he had written the poem, he sent an item on a whim to Ann Landers titled the Tissue Issue, about the proper way to place a roll of toilet paper — with the paper rolling out over the top of the roll, or out from under the bottom? Landers never published the item, but it sparked an ongoing personal correspondence and friendship. In 1991, Vaincourt was about to publish Rhymes and Reflections, the first of three books of his columns and poems, when he asked Landers for an endorsement for the book jacket — and she said yes. Vaincourt sent her a copy of the book, and it was while reading it that she came across Just a Common Soldier.
No matter where you today, remember those fallen heroes that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that you could live a better life. Please share this video with your friends and family, especially on a day like today.