Also: AMCC, NTSB, Dassault, F/A-18, UAVs, Test Pilot School, Kitfox, and Ryanair Strips Down!
It was yet another busy week in the Aero-News biz. NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman held a news conference in Reno Tuesday to announce recommended changes in how air races are conducted in an effort to improve safety. We're still recovering from last week's AEA convention, which is maybe understandable after nearly 1,500 avionics manufacturers, dealers, installers and other general aviation professionals gathered for the convention in Washington, D.C. A rule published last month in the Federal Register means that pilots who have been provided with a Special Issuance of a Medical Certificate no longer have to carry that letter with them when they fly. As predicted; LightSquared's orbit may be decaying towards a catastrophic re-entry.... We have ALL this and SO MUCH MORE in this week's edition of AIRBORNE!
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Airborne 04.13.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, April 13th, 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, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
NTSB Reno Recommendations
FAA Medical Certificates
Woman Lands Plane
Model Code of Conduct
F/A-18 Down Hampton Roads
Barnstorming: Safety Is A Personal Issue
Fishing Host Fatal
Test Pilot School
Fire Scout UAV Grounded
AVW: Dan Billingsley's Kitfox Flies!
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