Also: CubCrafters New Dealer, Aeromarine-LSAs New Zigolo SSDR, 'It's About Time' Scholarship
We are at Sebring!!! Just in time for the US Sport Aviation Expo, the FAA has certified the Searey Light Sport Amphibious Airplane, Elite Version. The Searey Elite, designed and manufactured by Progressive Aerodyne, is equipped with a Rotax 914 turbocharged engine and is equally at home on the ground or on the water. The city of Santa Monica, CA has been told in no uncertain terms by the FAA that they cannot close the airport and open up its 227 acres for redevelopment until at least 2023, and likely not ever, according to a communication sent by the agency to city government. This was definitely a bad day for two Southwest Airlines pilots. Their flight from Chicago to Branson, MO last Sunday got close, but landed by mistake at Taney County Airport about 7 miles from its intended destination of Branson Airport. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.17.14 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, January 17th, 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 Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Searey Light Sport Elite Amphibious Airplane Ready For Take Off
FAA Tells Santa Monica It Must Operate Airport Through At Least 2023
Southwest 737 Lands At Wrong Airport In Missouri
First Flight: Aeromarine-LSAs New Zigolo SSDR
Software Update Improves Rotax 912is
AMA Recognized As The Focal Point For Aero-Modeling
Checking Out RANS' NEW S-20 Raven
AirCam Gets Some (En)Closure
CubCrafters Appoints New Certified Sales Center
Deadline Looms For 'It's About Time Scholarship'
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