Also: Evektor, Idaho NG's GA Rescue, Bond Helo, AirTran 717s, Remembering Sandy Dahl, Cool Seminoles, and Bloomberg's Heli-Blunder
NavMonster -- a very easy-to-use flight planning utility available on the web for a number of years, has shut down -- AeroNav and the FlightPrep legal assault appear to be culpable. In a pretty rare move, the NTSB has delegated the investigation of an accident which happened in Virginia over the holiday weekend to Transport Canada … but there’s a good reason. Two airplanes… a Piper PA-28 and a Beechcraft BE-35, collided in flight about five miles from Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Sumerduck, Virginia, on Monday, resulting in the fatal injury of the two people aboard the Beech. The Piper was registered to an FAA employee, and the Beech was registered to someone working for the NTSB. European pilots and flight schools have another type-certified LSA trainer available for basic flight instruction … one which is familiar to many U.S. aviators. At just after 1100 EDT last Friday morning, Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. The crew of the ISS opened the hatch of the Dragon Saturday, and transferred supplies from the spacecraft to the orbital outpost. We have ALL this and SO MUCH MORE in this week's edition of AIRBORNE!
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Airborne 06.01.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, June 1st, 2012... 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, Glen Moyer, and Will Alibrandi this episode covers:
NTSB Delegates Investigation
Evektor SportStar Cert
Three Rescued By Idaho NG
Dragon at ISS
A380 Repair Delay
SW AirTran 717 Fleet
Barnstorming: Aero-Association Questions
Australian Army Tigers
Debris From Airliner
AZ Molotov Cocktail
AVW: Mojave's The Floating 747
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