Also: 787 Production Rate, Father/Son A-10 Legacy, Virgin Galactic Test Firing, Sierra Nevada Heads For The Cape, AEA Partners With NextGen GA Fund
Now that we at ANN have seen all that was new and novel at this year's 2014 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, in Sebring FL, it's time to put together this year's list of what we consider to be the best "Flyer's Dozen" (that's thirteen, in all) Sport Aircraft available for an embattled flying community that needs value now more than ever before. The Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2014 passed by Congress includes language to fund the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative. The initiative is an FAA - industry partnership charged with evaluating candidate fuels and developing data to support fleet-wide certification for their use, and a key step in the road toward transitioning to a high-octane unleaded piston aviation fuel. Beechcraft Corporation recognized the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the King Air Model 90 last week with several three-ship passes of the company’s current production King Air models over its home airfield, Beech Field, in Wichita, KS, as employees and guests watched. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.28.14 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, January 28th, 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, Earl Downs, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Time To Get Specific: ANN Ponders 2014's Best SportPlanes -- We Need YOUR Input!
Spending Bill Funds Unleaded Fuel Testing
Beechcraft Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of King Air’s First Flight
Boeing Rolls Out First 787 Dreamliner At Increased Production Rate
Father And Son Share A-10 Legacy
Virgin Galactic Announces Successful Test Firings Of New Liquid Rocket Engines
Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Plans For KSC
AVW: G-FOLD Diversion Test
Boeing, General Dynamics Settle A-12 Dispute
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Doc Restoration Nearing Completion
AEA Partners with NextGen GA Fund
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