An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foiled after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record Circumnavigation. Seven GA groups have sent a letter to the U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to complete the review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment. U.S. Air Force officials recently removed Eighty Two, two-seat, F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D’s due to initial structural cracks discovered during post-mission flight inspections. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!