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Airborne 01.04.13: DA40 Best For 2012, Huerta Confirmed, Solar Impulse To Fly US

Also: Bolen Looks Ahead, GDL 88 Approved, CargoPlane Lands Short, TU-204 Crash, UFO Video, Pilot Spots Thief!

With 2012 still fresh in our memories it’s time for ANN to unveil our annual Best of the Breed – recognizing top aircraft in a number of specific categories.

You can see all of our choices on our website at over the next few days, but let’s face it, it’s the Best of the Best that most people will be interested in. This year’s award winner is a solidly built little four seater built by a trustworthy company that has weathered a fair amount of tough times without selling its soul. We speak, specifically, of the Diamond Aircraft DA40 XLS -- an outstanding GA airplane with one of the most impressive safety records in recent times. There were no long, drawn-out hearings and pointed questions that often make up the political theater surrounding the confirmation of a Presidential appointee. On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved Michael Huerta to be FAA Administrator. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 01.04.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, January 4th, 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:

  • ANN Selects 'Best Of The Breed' 2012: GA 'Plane Of The Year' -- Diamond's DA40 XLS
  • Huerta Confirmed FAA Administrator
  • Solar Impulse Team Plans CA To NY Flight In 2013
  • NBAA's Bolen Looks Ahead To 2013
  • FAA Authorizes TSO For Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B
  • Mayors Petition President: No User Fees
  • Cargo Aircraft Lands Short Near Group Of Spectators
  • Russian Jetliner Skids Off Runway After Landing
  • UFO Video Forwarded To The FAA
  • Pilot Spots Thief At His House ... From The Air

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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