It may be "the most wonderful time of the year" ... unless you happen to be a GA pilot or owner of an aviation business on the island on Oahu.
The FAA has posted a TFR with a duration of more than two weeks that covers the entire island of Oahu in anticipation of President Obama's planned vacation. With Spaceport America nearly complete but also nearly empty in the New Mexico desert, Virgin Galactic is asking lawmakers in the state to pass new liability exemption laws for its suppliers or risk losing the company to another state. Piper Aircraft will stay in Florida. The plane maker and Florida's Indian River County have agreed to amend an economic development incentive contract to retain the company's headquarters and manufacturing operations in Vero Beach. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.21.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, December 21st, 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:
VIP TFR Posted For Obama Vacation In Hawaii
Spaceport America May Lose Virgin Galactic
Piper To Maintain Florida Headquarters
FAA Issues Emergency AD For A320 Family Airplanes
NBAA Urges NTSB To Change Its Position On Emergency Appeals
Precision Airmotive Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
Quicksilver Reports Strong Foreign Exports
FAA Plans To Continue To Exclude Cargo Pilots From Latest Duty Rest Rules
United, Continental Pilots Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
ANN Holiday Schedule--Christmas and New Year’s
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