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Airborne 05.13.22: FAA v Red Bull!, Spontaneous Pilot, eVTOL Certification

Also: Honor Flight 250,000th, USMC Aviation Plan, United's Green Fuel, Oshkosh 2022!

That incredibly foolish Red Bull Skydive-and-switch-planes-in-midair stunt that went so bad last month has  resulted in both pilot/skydivers losing their certificates.

Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington received nationwide attention for the poorly planned and executed stunt. The result is this... both of them have to surrender their tickets immediately and Aikins is facing an additional financial penalty in the form of a nearly $5000 fine. An individual with allegedly no prior flying experience had a chance to live many a pilot’s dream/nightmare, by landing a small airplane after the pilot became incapacitated. The Cessna 208 Caravan, a fixed-gear single-engine turbo-prop airplane, was being operated by a single pilot from Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas to Ft. Pierce Florida when one of the passengers noticed that the pilot was not responsive. Recognizing the importance of keeping abreast of the technological developments in the industry, the FAA is reconsidering its approach to the certification of eVTOLs. Apparently, the new Acting Administrator of the FAA is engaging reverse thrusters, and as such causes great consternation for industry hopefuls looking to make their Jetsons puddle-jumpers and training aircraft a reality. It was hoped that this new framework translated into an agile aircraft certification process that is in step with innovation. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 05.13.22 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, May 13th, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • FAA Pulls Red Bull Pilots Licenses
  • Spontaneous Pilot Lands C208 In Florida
  • FAA Diverts On eVTOL Certification
  • Honor Flight Nets 250,000th Veteran
  • U.S. Marine Corps Has An Aviation Plan 
  • United Seeks Green Fuel From Neste
  • Oshkosh To Boast Massive Military Presence For 2022

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