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Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA.

In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into account lost tax revenue and new or increased taxes and fees, the net outcome is an increase in the deficit of $98.5 billion. A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month. The new home for Doc will be an interactive B-29 Hangar and Education Center. Generations to come would have the opportunity to enjoy and experience this prominent figure in our nation's history. B-29 Doc will act as a backdrop inside the center for the public to enjoy bits of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that go hand-in-hand with aviation. For most of us, the notion of a wingsuit flight is a pretty abstract concept. While we've watched ... sometimes in awe ... videos of human flying squirrels zooming over the ground, sometimes at treetop level or lower, it's not something we'd actually do. But there are obviously those that thrive on the adrenaline produced by such an extreme sport. One such person is Jarno Cordia, an experienced skydiver with over 5,000 skydives, 4,000 wingsuit jumps and 400 BASE jumps to his credit. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 08.22.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • CBO Revises Cost Estimate Of AIRR Act
  • Kickstarter Campaign Underway For Hangar For Doc
  • Tiny Jet Engines Power Extreme Wingsuit Flight 
  • Next X-37B Mission Slated For September 
  • Aero-Calendar
  • Ryanair Requests Two-Drink Limit For Passengers
  • Historic Citation X Receives FAA Approval At RAI Jets LLC 
  • Aurora Signs $499 Million Air Force Contract 
  • Commercial Spaceflight Federation Launches Patron Program 
  • Petition For Change To A&P Designation Withdrawn

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again tomorrow, LIVE from Oshkosh 2017, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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