Also: Aero-Calendar 03.31.15, Flower Town's UAV Ban, More Cockpit Access Updates, Chinook Rebuild, Airport tax Hikes, V280 On Display
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, completed its first Red Planet marathon last week of 26.219 miles. It’s time from start to finish was roughly 11 years and two months. It’s reported that the rover team at JPL plans a marathon-length relay run at the laboratory next week to celebrate. EAA has already announced a number of spectacular aircraft that are planned to show up at AirVenture 2015, and now they tell us that we will have a chance to stomp around a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber. The Stratofortress is celebrating its 60th year in service and this marks the first time a B-52 will be on ground display during event. The FAA has issued a Safety Alert For Operators encouraging air carriers to incorporate scenario-based go-around training into their pilot training curricula. The issue at hand is a phenomenon known as somatogravic illusion. This is a case where what the eyes see, and the balance system of the inner ear feels, don’t coincide. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.31.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Tuesday, March 31st, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, 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:
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon
B-52 Stratofortress On Display At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015
FAA SAFO Recommends Scenario-Based Go-Around Training
Summerville, SC Makes Flowertown Festival A UAV No-Fly Zone
Lufthansa, Other Airlines Modify Cockpit Procedures
Vector Aerospace, Boeing Bring RAF Chinook Back To Life
Air Travel Groups Oppose Proposed Airport Tax Hike
Bell Helicopter Exhibits V-280 Tiltrotor Mockup At Army Aviation Summit
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