Also: Contract Dispute, AEA/HAI, Atlas Air, Twirly Birds, Mission Mars, Southeast Aerospace, Pro VA AvTax
A bipartisan letter from Senate Appropriations Committee leaders opposing plans for creating a privatized air traffic control system has been sent to the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee. The Feb. 28th letter was sent as Congress continues debate over the reauthorization of funding and programs for the FAA. “The public would not be well-served by exempting any part of the FAA from annual congressional oversight,” the letter states. “The annual appropriations process provides the oversight of agency resources necessary to ensure accountability for program performance and a sustained focus on aviation safety,” the letter continues. CloudAhoy has released version 5.0 of its app. This is a major release of the flight debriefing product that includes many new features and enhancements -- including significant enhancements to the flight analyzer. The new release makes it extremely easy to find approach segments, which are automatically identified by the analyzer. The North Hempstead town supervisor in New York's Long Island has been gathering ideas from the public for features to be added to the town's largest park, and a drone racing course is one of the options currently under consideration. Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth has spent several weeks getting public input for how to improve North Hempstead Beach Park. She said that her goal is to remake the park into a "beautiful, recreational destination." All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.03.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, March 3rd, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:
Senate Appropriators Oppose Privatizing ATC
CloudAhoy 5.0 Now Available
Drone Racing Course Floated For North Hempstead's Largest Park
Charges Fly In John Wayne Airport Contract Dispute
Barnstorming: Busy Weeks At ANN
Atlas Air Acquires 20 767s For Amazon Operation
Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting In Dallas, TX
Mission Mars Exhibition Opens At Space Center Houston
Southeast Aerospace Recognized By The FAA
NBAA Welcomes Virginia's New, Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy
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