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Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville?

Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race.

More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest, aka the Powder Puff Derby, marked the beginning of women's airplane racing in the United States. On the morning of August 30, ATC Specialist Ken Stanley was working in the Tower at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN) when he noted a student pilot getting ready to land on their first solo flight in a Cessna 172. Stanley watched as the student’s first landing attempt came in too steep, resulting in a nose-wheel-first touchdown, which can cause loss of directional control during the landing. The pilot initiated a go-around. The student’s second landing attempt was even shakier, resulting in a near loss-of-control and another go-around. The student pilot radioed the tower and requested assistance. Stanley helped establish the struggling pilot on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern and immediately radioed for an instructor to see if they could help render assistance. Embry–Riddle flight instructor Muhammad Omar answered the call. Flying the Bahamas in a ‘Very, Very’ Open Cockpit AirCam is one of the most sensational flying experiences you will ever have -- especially in the Bahamas. You can fly the islands a hundred times in a regular airplane and still not know what you are missing until you do it in an AirCam. If you already own an AirCam, you need to make this trip. If you have been wondering what it would be like to own an AirCam then you’re invited to join the AirCam team at Stella Maris on Long Island, Bahamas to see what they’re up to. Plans call for an arrival at Stella Maris the afternoon of Saturday, Feb 2nd, departing Feb 6th. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 01.14.19 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, January 14th 2019... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Skylar Vanel, Laura Hutson, Brianne Cross, and Christopher Odom, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • Registration Opens For 43rd Air Race Classic
  • ERAU Flight Instructor Answers the Call To Help A Student Pilot In Distress
  • AirCam Bahamas Fly-Out Plans Announced 
  • More Than 30 Aviation Groups Urge End To Partial Government Shutdown
  • Air Force Accepts KC-46A 
  • Hubble Captures Images Of Milky Way's Nearest Neighbor
  • Knoxville, TN Hopes To Build A New Airport 

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