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Airborne 10.16.12: Stratos Succeeds, Fully-Built RV-12s, Simpler FAA Certs???

Also: Hawker Hurricane, Mars Rocks, Sikorsky Certifies S-76D, Endeavour Retired, CSeries Underway, Helo Attacker Jailed

No baby steps here... After flying to an altitude of 128,097 feet in a capsule suspended below a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space Sunday, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane.

Vans Aircraft announced that it will offer a factory-built version of its RV-12 LSA next year. The aircraft will be built by Synergy Air of Eugene, OR, which currently offers a ‘builders assistance’ program for kit builders. Acting FAA administrator Michael Huerta said the agency is working towards reducing the time it takes to certify new general aviation aircraft. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.16.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, October 16th, 2012... 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:

  • Baumgartner Freefalls From Over 128,000 Feet 
  • VANs To Offer Ready-Made RV-12s
  • FAA Boss Promises Simplified Certification
  • Hawker Hurricane Up For Auction  
  • Curiosity Looks Over Martian Rocks
  • Certified: Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter
  • Endeavour Reaches Retirement Home
  • Assembly Of First CSeries Test Flight Aircraft Underway 
  • AVW: Engine Failure in IMC
  • Police Helo-Hating Shooter Gets 25 Years

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at And be sure to join us again next week for the next edition of "Airborne" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, in just a few days!

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