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Airborne 08.18.17: NBAA v KSMO, Sully Attacked, DB Cooper Update

Also: New NASA Admin?, Anti-Aviation Hypocrites, Airberlin, Sky Hopper, Drone v Carrier, Jet Aviation, Airman Retires

The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to file a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica.

The highly unusual agreement, which was concluded last January with no public input and with disregard for numerous mandatory statutory requirements, would restrict and ultimately prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport. “As this filing makes perfectly clear, NBAA will defend our nation’s critical aviation infrastructure and protect general aviation’s access to airports and airspace,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. The Alliance For Aviation Across America (AAAA) has recently produced two videos featuring Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking out against ATC privatization. Writing for Air Transport World, editor Karen Walker calls the videos "misleading" -- but does so based on supposition and details that seem short on substantiation. "Aside from misrepresenting the issue, Sullenberger accuses US airlines of “putting cost reduction ahead of safety”; that’s a shameful lie." Walker writes. The FBI is looking at a recently-discovered item that may be connected with the D.B. Cooper hijacking case, though they are not saying that it is enough to reopen the investigation. TV and film producer Tom Colbert has been working with a team of people on what is one of the most discussed cold cases in history... All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 08.18.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, August 18th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • NBAA To Appeals Court: Santa Monica, FAA Agreement Must Be 'Vacated' 
  • Air Transport World Editor Calls Sully's ATC Statements 'Misleading' 
  • Possible Parachute Straps May Be Latest 'Evidence' In D.B. Cooper Case 
  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine May Be Trump's Choice As NASA Administrator  
  • Barnstorming: The Aero-Verse Needs to Stand up To Anti-Aviation Hypocrisy
  • Airberlin Files For Insolvency
  • Sky Hopper Cargo Drone Being Developed In Scotland 
  • Man Lands Drone On New U.K. Aircraft Carrier
  • Jet Aviation To Lay Off 330 Employees In St. Louis Area 
  • Long Goodbye: Reserve Airman Retires After 41 Years

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again tomorrow, LIVE from Oshkosh 2017, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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