Also: Tampa PD Rescues Pilot, Sleep Apnea Respite, Gulfstream Celebrates G650, Tuskegee's William Booker Goes West
Tampa Police Officers Dave Dennison and Brian Gentry were conducting an aerial patrol when they heard a pilot talking with controllers about problems with his single engine airplane. The plane went down just inside airport property, and the officers landed their helicopter near the wreckage. Officer Gentry extinguished the engine fire and extracted the unconscious pilot from the wreckage. Media reports have confirmed that Scott Donnelly and Textron have bought Beechcraft less than a year after Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy with the intention to retool itself as a piston and turbine manufacturer, and get out of the jet business. Honda Aircraft Company has announced two significant milestones in the development of its HondaJet. The FAA has issued the first Type Inspection Authorization certificate for the HondaJet and has certified Honda Aircraft Company’s customer service facility as a Part 145 repair station. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.24.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, December 24th, 2013... 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:
Tampa PD Rescues Pilot
Textron Buys Beech... $1.4 Billion Christmas Purchase
FAA Grants Type Inspection Authorization To HondaJet
Field Narrows To Eighteen Teams Competing For $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE
FAA To Delay Sleep Apnea Policy
Pilot Pulled From Burning Airplane In Tampa
Gulfstream Celebrates First Anniversary Of G650 Entry Into Service
FAA Plans For Super Bowl XLVIII
AVW: An Airline Has Heart For The Holidays
Canadian Pilot In Nashville Accident Had Checkered Past
Gone West: Tuskegee Airman William Booker
Hungry Pakistani Pilot Delays Flight For Over Two Hours
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