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Airborne 08.03.20: Splashdown!, USN Black Female TACAIR Plt, New Wagstaff Course

Also: Boeing Will Remember 2020, 2020 Skydiving Nationals Cancelled, Swedish Medevac PC-24, More Reductions For Gogo

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot received her Wings of Gold July 31, marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation. Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold with 25 classmates during a small ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas. Swegle is assigned to the “Redhawks” of Training Squadron (VT) 21 under Training Air Wing 2 at NAS Kingsville and completed her final undergraduate TACAIR training flight in a T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft July 7. Five months after announcing a partnership to develop online aerobatics training, Sporty's and Patty Wagstaff have introduced a second course, Basic Aerobatics. This detailed course is a great complement to in-airplane training and explores three essential aerobatic maneuvers in all their varieties: loops, rolls, and spins. In Basic Aerobatics, viewers will go flying in a Super Decathlon over the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, for a detailed look at everything from basic loops to hesitation rolls. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 08.03.20 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, August 3rd, 2020... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Sophie Hurlock. Sophie is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Homecoming! NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down
  • US Navy’s First Black Female Tactical Air Pilot Earns Wings of Gold
  • Sporty's Launches Second Aerobatics Course with Patty Wagstaff
  • Boeing Will Remember 2020 For A Long Time... For All The Wrong Reasons
  • 2020 USPA Skydiving & Parachuting Nationals Cancelled
  • Swedish Medevac PC-24 Completes Successful Maiden Flight
  • It's Tough Out There... More Reductions For Gogo

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again tomorrow, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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