Also: Rob Holland's Gold, API: Innovative Aviation Content, Master Instructors, Wallops' New Launch Command Ctr, Webb Space Telescope, Satellite Broadband Network, Another FAA Fine
SpaceX will delay its next Falcon 9 launch as it continues to investigate a June 28th accident that resulted in the loss of a booster and a Dragon cargo vessel headed to International Space Station. It’s reported the announcement was made at a scientific forum being held in Pasadena. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said that the company is “a couple of months away from the next flight.” This report comes under the heading of, make sure you’re up-to-date on the rules. UAV operator Robert Edwards got caught up in a regulatory change that resulted in $3,000 in fines levied by the New Zealand government for flying his aircraft over an event in Palmerston North in New Zealand. Edwards had been contracted by the City Council to take some photos of the event using his UAV. However, he was not aware of recent rule changes that require UAV operators to get the permission of a landowner and the air traffic control unit overseeing the airspace of an intended flight. Last month, Pilot Martin Field did what any pilot would do in such a situation. He was flying from Cornwall to Kent in the U.K. in his vintage Jodel airplane when the weather soured. He looked for a place to land safely, and his best choice was a closed airport at Plymouth on the south coast of Devon, England. He landed safely. But that’s when the trouble began. Field’s Jodel was impounded by the leaseholder of the former airport. They said the landing was an act of “trespass,” and would not let Field fly his airplane away when the weather cleared. They even blocked the airplane from moving with a large concrete block. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.03.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode Thursday, September 3rd, 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:
SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Launch
NZ UAV Operator Fined $3,000 For A ‘Favor’
Airplane ‘Impounded’ In U.K. Allowed To Fly Out Of Closed Airport
Rob Holland Wins Gold
Aero-Community Update: Building Innovative Aviation Content With The API
Five Receive Master Instructor Designation In August
New Mission Launch Command Center To Be Built At Wallops Flight Facility
Telescope Structure For James Webb Space Telescope Delivered By NGC
Boeing-Built Satellite Will Create 1st Global High-Speed Broadband Network
FAA Proposes $211,000 Civil Penalty Against Dukes Aerospace
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