The newest SpaceShipTwo flew free of its mother ship for the first time, just a few days ago. VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay. Over the course of the 1 hour 20 minute flight, of which 10 minutes was the free flight of SpaceShipTwo, the pilots, mission controllers, and ground crews collected valuable data. The test flight was the fifth flight of VSS Unity following several recent Captive Carry flights. Tecnam has introduced what they say is a substantially updated and improved Mark-2 version of the company’s popular light sport eligible P2002 Sierra. The Tecnam P2002 Sierra Mark-2 retains all of its flying qualities, but now offers an improved cabin for greater comfort, top level avionics, new paint colors and interior options, and a redesigned cowling for the 100HP Rotax engine. Lakeland Linder Airport in central Florida will be the new home of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s P-3 Orion hurricane hunters and other aircraft next year. The city held a news conference last week to announce the move. The Air Force chose not to continue its relationship with the NOAA to base the aircraft at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. In all, nine NOAA aircraft will be relocated to the airport. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.07.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, December 7th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, 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:
VSS Unity, The New SpaceShipTwo, Free-Flies For The First Time
Tecnam Unveils The 2nd Generation P2002 Sierra MkII
Hurricane Hunters Moving To A New Home Next Year
Chelan Seaplanes Has Suspended Service
Classic Aero-TV: The Electrifying E-Fest 2015 - World’s Greatest Indoor Fly-In?
Delta Receives Its First U.S.-Produced Airbus Aircraft
NASA Shortens First Crewed Mission Of Orion
ACSS Launches New NXT-700 ADS-B Out Solution For Business Aircraft
Flyht Receives CAAC Part-145 Approval
Duncan Aviation Releases Update To “Straight Talk About WAAS” Ebook
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