Air National Guard http://wrvo.org en Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold http://wrvo.org/post/crashed-air-force-drone-was-flying-gear-couldnt-handle-cold <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.</span></p><p>But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:47:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58914 at http://wrvo.org Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash http://wrvo.org/post/common-problem-caused-air-national-guards-drone-crash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unmanned aircraft expert says a "not uncommon problem" caused an Air National Guard drone to smash into Lake Ontario last November.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/air-guards-drone-crash-caused-multiple-malfunctions" target="_blank">Air Force says multiple communication and navigation failures</a> lead to the crash of an MQ-9 Reaper drone, piloted by the Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard.</p><p>No one was hurt when the multi-ton aircraft plummeted into the lake 12 miles offshore, late last year.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:51:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58272 at http://wrvo.org "Common problem" caused Air National Guard's drone to crash Air Guard's drone crash caused by multiple malfunctions http://wrvo.org/post/air-guards-drone-crash-caused-multiple-malfunctions <p></p><p>Multiple communication and navigation failures on&nbsp;174th Air National Guard Attack Wing's MQ-9 Reaper unmanned drone flying over central New York last November caused it to crash in Lake Ontario.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:58:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58187 at http://wrvo.org Air Guard's drone crash caused by multiple malfunctions Colleagues remember former Air National Guard commander http://wrvo.org/post/colleagues-remember-former-air-national-guard-commander <p></p><p>Colleagues and fellow service members are remembering the late commander of both Syracuse's and New York state's Air National Guard as a tough, but fair and visionary leader.</p><p>Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Knauff (Retired) <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/former-air-national-guard-commander-dies-flying-accident" target="_blank">died Saturday in a glider accident</a> outside of Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 61.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He lived in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manlius</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:25:16 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55301 at http://wrvo.org Colleagues remember former Air National Guard commander Former Air National Guard commander dies in flying accident http://wrvo.org/post/former-air-national-guard-commander-dies-flying-accident <p>The former commander of the Syracuse Air National Guard unit, then later state guard operations, died over the weekend in a flying accident in Arizona.</p><p>The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Retired Major General Robert Knauff died Saturday afternoon after his glider crashed in Aguila, in the desert outside of Phoenix.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:29:57 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 55286 at http://wrvo.org Former Air National Guard commander dies in flying accident National Guard helping New York dig out of blizzard http://wrvo.org/post/national-guard-helping-new-york-dig-out-blizzard <p>More than 200 National Guard members have been called on to help parts of New York dig out of the blizzard and frigid temperatures, but roll call was all volunteer.</p><p>Twenty members of the 174th<sup> </sup>Air National Guard Wing based in Syracuse signed up to bundle up and join units from Niagara Falls, Utica and Buffalo to respond to the blizzard that hit western and northern New York this week.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49606 at http://wrvo.org National Guard helping New York dig out of blizzard Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. http://wrvo.org/post/anti-drone-activist-worries-about-drone-test-site-ny <p></p><p>Upstate New York winning a civilian drone testing site from the Federal Aviation Administration is a step in the wrong direction for the Syracuse Peace Council. The anti-drone activists are trying to shutdown military drone activity in the region.</p><p>On Monday, <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation" target="_blank">New York won one of six</a> coveted commercial drone test sites from the FAA. On Friday, Ed Kinane and other peace activists will be a court over their protests against military drones.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:05:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49368 at http://wrvo.org Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. Schumer calls for drone crash investigation to be made public http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-drone-crash-investigation-be-made-public <p>New York's U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the investigation into the crash of an Air National Guard unmanned drone to be made public.<br /><br />The Air Force is investigation the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/military-finds-pieces-crashed-drone-investigation-continues" target="_blank">crash of an MQ-9 Reaper into Lake Ontario last month</a> while on a training flight with the 174th Air Guard Wing, based out of Syracuse. Training flights resumed two weeks after the incident.<br /><br />Schumer, a Democrat, says that's alright since most drones are safe.<br /> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48113 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for drone crash investigation to be made public Military drones will soon be flying over Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/military-drones-will-soon-be-flying-over-syracuse <p></p><p>Central New York's Air National Guard unit, the 174th Attack Wing, will soon be flying drone training flights over a large portion of the city of Syracuse.</p><p>The 174th was granted permission from the Federal Aviation Administration last month to expand its permitted airspace south into Oswego, Madison and Onondaga Counties. The airspace includes the northern half of Syracuse and stretches from Camillus to Fayetteville from west to east.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:46:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42154 at http://wrvo.org Military drones will soon be flying over Syracuse