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April 1, 2017
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Pinnacle Adds NASA Airfield Operations to Its Corporate Resume

Pinnacle Adds NASA Airfield Operations to Its Corporate Resume     On April 1, 2017, Pinnacle added Airfield Operations to our list of growing capabilities, when we assumed Assistant Airfield Manager and Control Tower Operator responsibilities on our NASA Aircraft Maintenance and Operations Contract (AMOC) at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  The management of this airfield is a quite a milestone, as it is the only NASA-owned and operated airfield in the world.  In conjunction with standard daily operations, the Pinnacle’s Airfield Operations team will support special activities throughout the year, such as providing a base of operations for the […]
March 10, 2017
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Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology. The Embry-Riddle Virtual Crash and Virtual Aerial Robotics labs marry products developed by Michael Durant, a Worldwide Campus alumnus and the founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company, with the university’s distance-learning platform. The Virtual Crash Lab places students in real-life crash investigations. As virtual National Transportation Safety Board investigators, students can direct their avatars to zoom in on details, collect and […]
March 9, 2017
Mike Durant, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Solutions Inc., moderates the Future of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Aviation Panel at the Global SOF Symposium

2017 Global SOF Symposium

2017 Global SOF Symposium   Mike Durant, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Solutions Inc., moderated the Future of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Aviation Panel at the Global SOF Symposium in Tampa, FL on 21 February 2017. There were more than 450 participants from 25 countries present at the symposium organized by the Global SOF Foundation. The event brought together U.S. and international SOF leaders “to discuss the importance of SOF enablers as well as critical ways for global SOF to interoperate, from tactics to policy” (source http://www.globalsofsymposium.org/us). Mike Durant’s role was to lead a panel on Future of SOF […]
November 29, 2016
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Virtual Training Getting Real

Virtual Training Getting Real     By Dr. Alix Valenti (http://www.mti-dhp.com/defense-news/virtual-training-getting-real/) In their book “The ultimate battleground: fighting and winning in the city” (L’ultime champ de bataille: combattre et vaincre en ville), authors Frédérique Chamaud and Pierre Santoni put significant emphasis on the importance of joint forces combat in a battleground that is fast changing. No longer confined to vast spaces, the 21st century main battleground is the city, which complex fabric has turned distinguishing friend from foe, civilian from combatant, into a particularly challenging task. In this context, joint forces combat not only facilitates coordination between forces on the […]
October 20, 2016
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Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory Follow-On Contract

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Awarded Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory Follow-On Contract     On October 20, 2016 Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. was awarded a follow-on contract to the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Aerial Robotics Virtual Laboratory (ARVL).  ARVL was developed to support the Program Objectives of multiple degree programs at ERAU Worldwide, from Bachelors level degrees to Masters level degrees. In the lab, students are challenged to identify, test, integrate, and use various airframes and components commonly utilized in the design and development of Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS).  ARVL has three main components, or areas. The first […]