Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home
NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve liberty and freedom. Their ages ranged from age 90 to 94. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.16.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Wednesday, April 16th, 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:
NASA Signs Agreement With SpaceX For Use Of Historic Launch Pad
Sikorsky Poised To Get Contract For New Presidential Helo
EAA Welcomes Full B-17 Crew For Special Flight
Airmen Shave Heads To Support Fallen Pilot's Ailing Son
Barnstorming: Introducing... Beyond The Blue
First Officer From Southwest Wrong-Airport Flight Retires
Airman Missing From WWII Accounted For
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