Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual
Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans a trip to Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 15 for what is being called a "significant announcement regarding the commercial launch industry." Bezos has reportedly been in negotiations with Space Florida that could lead to the establishment of a manufacturing facility for Blue Origin at Exploration Park south of the Kennedy Space Center's secure area on the Florida coast. The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002. Some in the current legislature are calling the tax break a "giveaway for wealthy executives with corporate jets." But the aviation industry counters that bringing back the tax would drive business to other states, and small airports would be the hardest hit. The Experimental Aircraft Association manages many aviation related scholarships, and ardent aviation enthusiast, Harrison Ford, provided a contribution to be used for the purpose of flight training. Now, EAA has reported that Jordan Paulson, the recipient of the 2015 Harrison Ford Scholarship administered by EAA, completed his first solo flight on August 15 out of Hartford Municipal Airport. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.28.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode Friday, August 28th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, 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:
Bezos To Visit Cape Canaveral In September
Massachusetts Considers Reinstatement Tax On Airplane Sales, Parts
Harrison Ford Scholarship Recipient Solos
Hail-Damaged Dreamliner To Be Returned To Service
Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over
New Jersey Man Faces Felony Charges After Shooting Down UAV
NASA Global Hawk Arrives At Wallops For SHOUT Duty
Damage To Aircraft At Chandler Airport Estimated At Over $1 Million
MiG-21 Lancer Still Providing Front-Line Service After 20 Years
ICAO Manual Provides New Recommended Practices For Cabin Child Restraint Systems
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