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Airborne 01.25.23: Blades Team To Quit, $outhwest Bucks, SAFE/Hoover Foundation

Also: Illinois Ultralight Symposium, CAU/MyGoFlight, APFAS To Picket, AirVenture Performers

Founded as a subsidiary of 2Excel Aviation, the Blades Aerobatic Team, for 17-years, was the only full-time civilian aerobatic team in the UK.

The Blades team comprised eight pilots, including five full-time display performers, all of whom formerly served in the British Royal Air Force as members of the storied Red Arrows Aerobatic Team -- but they are shutting it all down. Southwest Airlines continues to live down the consequences of operational shortfalls that egregiously and irreparably disrupted the holiday travel plans of thousands of its passengers. The airline—amidst the fallout of more than 16,000 flights canceled or delayed between 21 December and 31 December 2022—has agreed to provide pilots and other employees additional compensation for the concerted efforts they put forth during the year-end mayhem. he Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has entered into a partnership with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation and Aero-News. This will bring the wealth of knowledge held by SAFE through cooperation with Aero-News programming. Throughout the series, the career of legendary aviator Bob Hoover will function as a throughline between lessons and topics, touching on aspects of his lengthy career to impart CFI essentials. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-NextGen!!!

Airborne 01.25.23 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, January 25th, 2023... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Blades Aerobatic Team to Cease Operations
  • Southwest to Pay $45-Million in Pilot Bonuses after Operational Breakdown
  • SAFE Joins Aero-News, Bob Hoover Foundation for New Education Program
  • Illinois Ultralight Symposium Set for Feb 25
  • California Aeronautical University and MyGoFlight Partner Up To Support Students
  • American Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket
  • AirVenture Performer Lineup Looking Great for Oshkosh

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