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Tue, Mar 05, 2013

Airborne 03.05.13: Dragon Docking, Boeing Layers Up, Gamera Hovers

Also: Diamond Reassures, Thunderbirds Cut, The Amazing N6ZQ, Moon Buggies, LA Heli-Noise Nonsense, NH Bans Aerial Pix???

After a perfect launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket Friday morning, the SpaceX Dragon supply capsule carrying stores and experiments to the ISS hit a glitch.

The spacecraft reached orbit on time at 1010 EST Friday, but a problem with the capsule's thruster pods delayed the deployment of the spacecraft's solar arrays. Boeing officials say the battery solution they’ve put in place for the 787 Dreamliner offers “three levels of protection.” The Gamera II team from the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering made several attempts this week to meet the requirements of the Sikorsky Prize, but were unable to reach more than six feet of altitude in the latest iteration of the human-powered quad-copter ... the Gamera II XR. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.05.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, March 5th, 2013... 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, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

  • Dragon Spacecraft Hits Glitch On Way To ISS, But Fixed And Docks With ISS
  • Proposed Dreamliner Fix Has 'Layers' Of Fire Prevention
  • Gamera II Team Still Short Of Sikorsky Prize
  • Diamond Reassures Customers Following Restructuring Announcement
  • And So It Begins: Air Force Cuts Thunderbirds, Aviation Support at Public Events
  • Amazing: The Journey Of N6ZQ
  • AVW: Driving On The Moon
  • LA Helicopter Noise Battle Escalates As Legislation Is Re-Introduced
  • APA: First Officers Should Have Same Qualifications As Captains
  • New Hampshire Legislature Considers Aerial Photography Ban

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