Also: NTSB v Wrong Landings, Redbird's XWind, Ten-Engine Electric Plane, Allegiant Air, EAA's Ultralight Day, Flight Safety Sues
The science and technology of electric flight is being put to the ultimate test. The all electric Solar Impulse 2 is about to begin its crossing of the Pacific Ocean from Nanjing, China. Andre Borschberg will be the pilot for the initial leg of the ocean crossing, which is expected to take as long as five days. Of course, a ditching is something that is planned for, but not anticipated. Still, it’s reported that the developers of Solar Impulse 2 admit they are nervous about the crossing. Borschberg will fly the first leg to Hawaii, and then Bertrand Piccard will take over and fly the airplane on to southern California. A former student pilot allegedly stole an airplane from North Las Vegas Airport at about midnight last Friday, landed in one piece, and was taken into custody by police. This is the short version of the news that was broadcast on the networks and reported by Aero-News network. However there’s more to the story and it could have a negative effect on general aviation. Sonex Aircraft is has announced that a business collaboration agreement has been signed with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation for research, engineering and production of unmanned air vehicles, beginning with a Xenos-based line of aircraft dubbed, the ‘Teros.’ All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 05.06.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Wednesday, May 6th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Bri Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, Chris Odom, and Brianne Clark, as well as Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Solar Impulse 2 May Begin Pacific Crossing
Former Student Pilot Steals Airplane
Sonex Signs Agreement With UAV Maker
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations Wrong Airport Landings
Aero-TV: Redbird's XWind - Revolutionizing Crosswind Training
NASA: Ten-Engine Electric Plane Completes Successful Flight Test
Federal Judge Blocks Strike By Allegiant Air Pilots
Ultralight Day At Pioneer Airport
Flight Safety Sues Dallas Airmotive In Connection With Accident
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