Also: New Airborne Host Brianne Cross, NTSB Won't Reopen 'Big Bopper' Case, Barnstorming, Dava Newman, NASA Budget, Star Wars UAVs, 757 Bug Research
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos announced the successful first developmental test flight of his New-Shepherd space vehicle yesterday. It’s reported the 110,000-pound thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine worked flawlessly, powering New-Shepard through Mach 3 to its planned test altitude of 307,000 feet. The NTSB will not go back and review information related to an accident which occurred on February 3, 1959 that has been called "the day the music died." A New England man, L.J. Coon, had requested that the NTSB re-open its docket on the accident that fatally injured Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson. Pilot Roger Peterson also died in the accident. The makers of ForeFlight have released version 7 of their flight planning software, saying this latest release offers a more advanced Procedure Advisor and a dramatically improved navigation database that enables visual preview of SIDs, STARs, approaches, and pattern entries. And Ashley passes the Hosting chores for Airborne Unlimited over to Brianne Cross. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 05.01.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Friday, May 1st, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Brianne Cross Takes Over As Host Of Airborne Unlimited
Blue Origin First Flight
NTSB Will Not Re-Open Investigation Into 1959 ‘Big Bopper’ Accident
ForeFlight Launches Version 7
Airworthy Spitfire To Be Sold At Charity Auction
Barnstorming: From The Ridiculous To The Sublime
Dava Newman Confirmed As NASA Deputy Administrator
Committee Plans To Restore Balance To NASA’s Budget
French Hobbyist Wants To Make All Star Wars Ships Into UAVs
NASA, Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Plane Visiting Shreveport For Bug Research
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