Well... after several months of planning, practicing and
preparation, the first generation of a new programming effort from
Aero-TV hit cyberspace some time ago. In November 2011, ANN
released Airborne 11.18.11 -- with the mission to offer this as a
weekly news feature through the end of 2011 and then ramp things up
in a BIG WAY as 2012 get underway.
And let me tell you... we have some amazing things in store for
Airborne... in a number of ways... not just in raising the bar for
the programing itself but the way in which this programming is
distributed, supported and the synergies we are in the process of
developing with the rest of the aviation world. Believe you me, we
have some serious surprises in store for you in months to come. To
repeat our earlier warning -- like all things ANN, you ain't seen
nothing yet. AIRBORNE is presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer
and Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim
Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists
Tom Patton and Paul Plack.
If you've missed previous episodes of AIRBORNE, here is the
current roster and links to the programs we webcast in 2011:
Boeing reaches a comprehensive agreement with the IAM!
AMR Corp files for Chapter 11 reorganization.
An e-mail forwarded to ANN Tuesday indicates that some pilots
who retired from American Airlines may become CH 11 creditors.
United Continental Holdings has been granted FAA approval for a
single operating certificate.
Robert L. Sumwalt was sworn in Tuesday for his second five-year
term as a member of the NTSB.
The FAA has posted a Flight Advisory alerting pilots in much of
the Southeast US that GPS interference testing started December
A Eurocopter AS-350-B2 helicopter in Auckland, New Zealand, was
involved in a spectacular crash seen live on a web video
Jim Campbell has more on the US Air Force blocking Hawker
Beechcraft from bidding on a contract to build the new LAS.
The UK MoD has sold some 72 surplus Harrier jets to the US
Marine Corps for use as spare parts.
This week, on Barnstorming, we have a bit of a surprise for
you.... The first person to take us up on our offer to contribute a
Barnstorming editorial is none other than Craig Fuller, himself. In
his first appearance on Airborne, Craig addresses AOPA’s
ambitions for the coming year...
Boeing is evaluating the future of its modification center in
This week's AVW - the Aero-Video of the Week -- features
"Jetman," AKA Yves Rossy.
The NTSB has a prelim on the accident that killed Oklahoma
State's women's head basketball coach and several others.
The FAA has granted an STC to Harrison Aero for the Commander
112 and 114 elevator spar cracking issue that prompted an AD.
NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the launch of MSL,
the Mars Science Laboratory, from Cape Canaveral.
United Launch Alliance says it has passed a Design Equivalency
Review for the Atlas Five.
One of ANN's favorite events, each year, is our annual trek to
I/ITSEC... the Mecca of military simulation and education
technology and innovation. ANN's Jim Campbell reports.
The FAA has ordered airlines to remove the emergency oxygen
generators in airliner lavatories... in the meantime, we get to
hold our breaths... literally.
LightSquared Files with FCC,
Releases Interference Study
Hawker Beechcraft Files Suit Over
China Throws Switch On Satellite
The Worst Aero-Stories of
WACO Ditches Off
So Far, 2011 Is Safest Year Ever
ISS New Year’s
Soyuz Satellite Launch
AeroNav Digital Chart Meeting
FAA Posts Plan To Transition Away
From VOR Navigation
NBAA Lets Web Stats Pick 2011 Top
Corporate Angel Network Turns
Aero-Video Of the Week -- Skydiver
Moves Between Gliders -- InFlight!
All these, and more, are presented on the aforementioned
editions of 'Airborne' -- an innovative programming initiative from
the Aero-News Network... the aviation world's most comprehensive
news and information resource!