We are very excited to announce that we have arranged to make this June 26-30 class available by ZOOM! Costs are unchanged, but you can attend from anywhere using your computer. See the registration page to sign up. https://naopar.wildapricot.org/event-5014503
The video and slide show from the 05/05/2023 two-hour presentation by Kent Boots on ignition cycle count in EDRs and how to use it has been uploaded to the Reference Library. He also sent a copy of the federal rule regarding EDRs, an Excel file for estimating dates from ignition cycles, and a page of different scan tools (which he talked about more extensively in his WREX presentation, but which was a bit of a topic of discussion during this show as well). Thanks, Kent!
Four members have become unreachable by our email system.
Eric Hansen, Ward Crawford, Joseph Virgilio, and David Casteel
If you know one of them, let them know to hit me up with a better email address, eh? Peace. -W
I just sent out the first newsletter this year to all NAPARS members. If you didn't get it, first check your spam box, then log into the website to check your member status. If your membership is up to date and you can't find it, the third step is to hit me up via email for direct assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTAR approved our slightly delinquent application in record time, so members who attend the 04 April Zoom presentation on Human Factors will have the chance to sign up for 2 CEUs from ACTAR. Thanks, ACTAR! If you are accredited, and want the ceus, be sure you have the correct i-Attend app on your phone beforehand. There won't be time to load it up when we show the QR code during the show. More details on the process are here: https://actar.org/ceu/earning
Andy's presentation on EDR stuff last week was great, and with his kind permission, I have uploaded the recorded show to the Reference Library along with his slide deck and the Excel file to evaluate off-axis EDR DV corrections. It's all in the 2023 Zoom Presentations directory. Thanks, again, Andy!
We've changed the date for Mr. Klane's Zoom presentation to 17 March, Friday. Still at 11am. See the EVENTS tab to sign up.
I have updated the ARJ Index in the Reference Library to include the articles in the final issue from 2022. There are now 4,682 line items in there from all issues of ARJ, AIQ, and SOAR, as well as our NAPARS libraries. The first issue of ARJ for this year will be out in a few weeks.
I have also uploaded the video recording of the recent Zoom presentation titled "The EDR and the Trailer Hitch" along with my slide-deck.
The next show (EDR -Update with Andrew Rich) is scheduled for next month. See the EVENTS page for more details.
More news as it happens. Peace. -W
I have updated the EVENTS page to include the next 4 Zoom shows. We're still waiting on some details, but the dates, times, and basic topic should be all set. Registration is open for all four now. If you register, we'll send a reminder the day before the event with the Zoom log-in information. All times are Easter Standard, or GMT-5.
09 Jan, 3pm-5pm, The EDR and the Trailer Hitch, 2-hours with Wade Bartlett
24 Feb, 11am - 1pm, EDR Update, 2 hours with Andrew Rich
15 Mar, 11am - 1pm, Aerial photogrammetry, 2 hours with Andrew Klane
04 Apr, 1pm - 3pm, Human Factors, 2 hours with Dr. Susan Lantz
January's 2-hour zoom show has been approved by ACTAR for 2 CEUs. This show will be free for NAPARS members, and just $5 for non-members. I'll be discussing a case study involving an EDR file that initially seemed to disagree with physics...But EDRs are fabulously reliable...What happened? Could it be that the module failed? Can we trust these things? Could it be alien beings interfering with the electronics? We'll talk about it.
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