Also: Mini-Drone, Avilution, Narita Tower, US/Mexico Av-Agreement, UK Helipads Too Small, FAA Employee Busted, Proba-3
If it was a secret, it isn’t now, as a few images of Northrop Grumman's offering to replace the Air Force’s T-38 supersonic jet trainer have appeared on the Internet as the plane conducted high-speed taxi tests last week at Mojave Airport in California. The aircraft was built by Scaled Composites under contract with Northrop Grumman. FAA records indicate it is powered by a single F404-GE-102D engine, also known as the Model 400. The High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, Texas plans to unveil a refurbished Grumman F-14A Tomcat at its CAF Airsho this weekend. The airframe is notable as being the first F-14A to shoot down another aircraft in combat. On August 19, 1981, Commander Henry Kleemann and Lieutenant David Venlet of VF-41 flew the aircraft off the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier during the Gulf of Sidra incident. The crew shot down a Russian-built Libyan SU-22 fighter-jet during the conflict. Money falling from the sky seems like a lot of fun, but it didn’t sit well with local law enforcement, and maybe the FAA. The pilot of a helicopter that dropped $1,000 cash on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina may face charges of littering and flying lower than 500 feet over a populated area. The helicopter had been chartered by a company for a publicity stunt. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.24.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, August 24th, 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:
Public Gets Peek At Northrop Grumman's T-X Trainer
CAF To Unveil Refurbished F-14A
Helicopter Cash Drop May Result In Charges
New Entry Announced In The Mini-Drone Market
Classic Aero-TV: Avilution - 2016 Sun ’n Fun Innovation Preview
Narita Control Tower Closed By Typhoon Winds
U.S., Mexico Aviation Agreement Enters Into Force
Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads
FAA Employee Caught In Child Sex Sting
Proba-3: Seeing Through Shadow To View Sun's Corona
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