Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident
In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said: "Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so." The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report yesterday and it confirms business is improving. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent. The FAA played host to a group of aviation leaders this week at a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.31.14 is chock full of info in this news period ending Friday, October 31st, 2014... 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:
SpaceShipTwo Lost -- One Pilot Killed, Another Survives
GAMA Releases Third-Quarter General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report
AEA Challenges FAA On NextGen GA Fund Implementation
FAA Sets Nationwide TFR Policy For Major Sporting Events
Leader Of National Gay Pilots Association Fatally Injured In Accident
Type Clubs Join Chorus On 3rd Class Medical Revisions
Jack Pelton Talks About Aviation Outreach
King Air Down in Wichita
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