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Airborne 03.01.21: ERAU e-Plane, Flying Leatherneck, Citation Excel Upgrade

Also: FAA Vaccine Update, New Glenn Schedule, Collier Trophy Nominees, Van’s Aircraft

After nearly four years of perseverance, the Embry-Riddle's Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) team is celebrating a milestone in its electric propulsion research: its Diamond HK-36 completed a successful taxi test exclusively on electrical power.

Dubbed the eSpirit of St. Louis — in honor of Charles Lindbergh’s notion of balance between aviation and the environment — the aircraft serves as a testbed for students to gain experience on the interdisciplinary aspects of mixing electrical engineering skills with aerospace engineering. On April 1, 2021, the United States Marine Corps intends to permanently close MCAS Miramar’s Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The future of the artifacts, research library, and aircraft, which belong to the Marine Corps, is unknown. We have been told that the closure is for financial reasons, even though the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation has offered to assume full financial responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Museum. CitationPartners -- organized by several Cessna Veterans, have commenced a program to fully transform a fleet of pre-owned Citation Excels into 'like-new' biz jets. The Citation Excel Eagle upgrade takes this aircraft through a comprehensive nose-to-tail transformation. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 03.01.21 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, March 1st, 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:

  • Embry-Riddle Celebrates Electric Aero-Milestone
  • Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum In Danger of Shutdown
  • Former Cessna Execs To Offer Citation Excel Upgrade Program
  • Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine
  • New Glenn’s Maiden Flight Has Been Delayed
  • Collier Trophy Nominees Comprise Exceptional Group
  • Van’s Aircraft Reviewing Their Quick Build Kits For Surface Corrosion

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, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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