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Airborne 05.10.13: Small A/C Revitalization Act, AirVenture Cup, X47B 'Arrested'

Also: Saving A B-25, Canada Not Happy With Qatar ICAO Grab, S-92 Rig Approach, FutureCub and the TomorrowHawk

In a move that would cut regulations on the general aviation industry and thereby improve safety, decrease costs, and free private-sector innovation, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), has introduced the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act.

The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will feature a new starting point in 2013, This year’s course will start at Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN) in Illinois, include two turn points, and end at Waupaca Municipal Airport (PCZ) about 30 miles northwest of Oshkosh. Officials are also adding several new classes of aircraft to the race, including production-built aircraft, vintage airplanes, and warbirds. Each class has a first, second and third place awards. Maverick, Mother Goose and Iceman would all be proud! The first fly-in arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator has been successfully completed by the U.S. Navy and prime contractor Northrop Grumman. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 05.10.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, May 10th, 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:

  • Rep. Mike Pompeo Introduces Small Aircraft Revitalization Act
  • NBAA Welcomes Forceful Calls From House, Senate For Keeping ATC Towers Open
  • X-47B Makes First Arrested Landing
  • Recovery Effort Planned For B-25 Down In Alaska
  • Canada Miffed By Attempt To Move ICAO From Montreal To Qatar
  • New Start Point Announced For EAA AirVenture Cup Race
  • Vintage Jet Down During Madrid, Spain Air Show
  • FreeFlight Systems Selected To Participate In Capstone Project
  • Barnstorming: Imagining The FutureCub and the TomorrowHawk
  • Sky Shuttle Helicopter Introduces First All-Female Crew
  • FAA Approves New Platform Approach System For S-92

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