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Airborne 09.21.20: B-25 Down In CA, Ampaire Flies Again, UAL Agreement

Also: STC'ed: Avidyne IFD540, Airbus Wins NASA Contract, LogTen Pro Pilot Logbook, SmartSky Beats Patent Challenge

We are still evaluating the information coming in on a crash in the central part of California state, near Stockton,  involving a WWII generation Mitchell Bomber that went down short of an airport and into an 'open' field, where an irrigation ditch, and other impediments, apparently caused serious damage to the airframe. 

 Three people were on the aircraft. Two were transported to a local hospital, and one was able to walk away. Ampaire has flown its second technology demonstrator. The aircraft is a refined version of its Cessna 337 “Electric EEL” hybrid-electric aircraft conversion. The company refers to the new flight test aircraft as the Hawaii Bird, as it will be flown by Ampaire and Mokulele Airlines pilots on air routes in Hawaii later this year in a series of demonstration flights. When the aircraft flies on Maui, it will be the first time an electrically powered aircraft has flown under an FAA “market survey” experimental aircraft certificate in order to gain real-world flight experience. The elected union leaders of the United pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl., (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement with United Airlines management that addresses the imminent furlough threat to more than 2,850 pilots. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 09.21.20 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, September 21st, 2020... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Sophie Hurlock. Sophie is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • B-25 Mitchell Down In CA, Three On Board Injured
  • Ampaire Flies Second Hybrid-Electric Prototype
  • United Pilots Reach Agreement to Forestall 'Imminent' Furloughs
  • STC'ed: Avidyne IFD540 Multifunction FMS For Citation Excel & XLS 
  • Airbus Wins 10-Year MX Contract For NASA Helicopters 
  • LogTen Pro Pilot Logbook for Apple Devices Launches Dropbox Backup 
  • SmartSky Beats Gogo's Patent Challenge

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