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Airborne 01.25.21: Electric Velis, Whitehouse Moon Rock, Drone Chutes

Also: Bryant S-76B Crash Hearing, AeroEducate Initiative, Liberty University, Sustainable Fuels

Pipistrel-USA reports that over the course of 2020, Pipistrel delivered 111 certified Pipistrel Velis electric aircraft, as well as a number of the Pipistrel ALPHA Electro aircraft.

One stunning stat that comes out of all this is the report that for the first time ever, Pipistrel produced more electric aircraft than gasoline powered. 2021 seems to be trending equally well... with more than 70 Pipistrel Velis aircraft on the order books and more expected. Because of the demand, Pipistrel HQ is ramping up production with a second shift to keep up with the orders. You know that NASA has some fears over the future of established programs when they're willing to let go of a Moon Rock... to decorate the new President's office. So... In symbolic recognition of earlier generations’ ambitions and accomplishments, and support for America’s current Moon to Mars exploration approach, a Moon rock now sits in the Oval Office of the White House. At the request of the incoming Biden Administration, NASA loaned the Moon rock that was put on display in the Oval Office Jan. 20. Fruity Chutes has launched the Raven On-Landing Parachute Release (ROPR), a device that allows a parachute to be automatically released from a payload upon landing. This mitigates potential damage caused by wind that could otherwise drag a valuable payload after landing. Unlike other on-landing release devices, the Raven On-Landing Parachute Release is designed specifically for UAV and rocketry use and is lightweight, compact, and easy to use. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 01.25.21 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, January 25th, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Kimberly Kay. Kimberly is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Electric Velis Setting e-Records
  • Win An Election... Get A Moon Rock
  • Fruity Chutes Parachute Release Protects Drones from Ground Damage
  • NTSB Hearing For Bryant S-76B Crash On Schedule For 2/9
  • EAA Undertakes AeroEducate Initiative 
  • Liberty University Names New Dean for School of Aeronautics
  • Boeing Will Deliver Commercial Planes Ready to Fly on 100% Sustainable Fuels

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