Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw
Blue Origin announced yesterday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, that’s about 62 miles, before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in part, “We are building Blue Origin to seed an enduring human presence in space, to help us move beyond this blue planet that is the origin of all we know.” In its press announcement regarding the findings of the UAS Registration Task Force, the FAA stressed that all members of the task force, from toy manufacturers to airlines, agreed to the recommendations, and that there was no dissension among the diverse groups at the table. It now seems that may have been a bit of an overstatement. Dave Mathewson, executive director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics has issued a written responded to the task force recommendations. The Transgender Law Center based in Oakland, California says that the FAA holds transgender pilots to an unreasonably high standard when it comes to being granted a medical certificate. The issue has been brought up by Jessica Zacharias. It’s reported she said that every year since 2001, she had renewed her medical certificate in accordance with the FARs. But in 2013, she reported to the FAA that she was in the process of transitioning from male to female, and that's when the FAA said they would require extra medical information from her. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 11.25.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, November 25th, 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:
Blue Origin Beats SpaceX To Reusable Rocket
AMA Reacts To Dot Task Force Recommendations On UAS Registration
The UK CAA Simplifies Initial Testing Of Small Aircraft
Transgender Pilots Face Additional FAA Scrutiny For Medical Certificates
Aero-TV: The Electrifying E-Fest 2015 - World’s Greatest Indoor Fly-In?
Citizens In Space, Starbase Operations Complete Flight-Test Campaign
Second And Third Gulfstream G500s Join Flight Test Program
Dassault Falcon Jet Completes New Little Rock Expansion
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