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Airborne 06.11.18: GippsAero GA 10, Bob Hoover Foundation, Methane On Mars

Also: New Enstrom Heli Boss, Lycoming College Donation, Republic Airways Selects Diamond, CubCrafters Changes

A GippsAero GA 10 turboprop airplane went down June 4 during flight testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port, resulting in the likely destruction of the airplane.

The accident occurred around 1100 local time on June 4. The airplane was being flight tested at the National Test Pilot School, which was performing flight analysis for GippsAero, according to NTPS spokesman Dr. Alan Peterson. He said that no NTPS students, faculty or aircraft were involved in the accident. GippsAero spokesman Earle Boyter confirmed the accident, saying that "all safety systems worked as planned and both pilots will be fine." He said that the company is cooperating with the FAA in its investigation. The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, has so far funded aviation scholarships totaling $150,000.00. "These scholarships are a core element of fulfilling the mission Bob Hoover laid out for the Legacy Foundation, prior to his passing," Foundation President, Tracy Forrest, said. "Bob wanted his legacy to be an on-going, dynamic commitment to excellence in aviation, especially on the part of tomorrow’s aviation leaders.” NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 06.11.18 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, June 11th, 2018... 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:

  • GippsAero GA 10 Down During Flight Testing
  • Bob Hoover Foundation Funds $150,000 In Aviation Scholarships
  • NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane On Mars
  • New Leadership For Enstrom Helicopter Corp
  • Penn College Aviation Program Receives Donation From Lycoming
  • Republic Airways Selects Diamond DA40NG And DA42-VI Fleet
  • CubCrafters Announces Change In Senior Leadership

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