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Airborne 01.15.18: SpaceShipTwo Update, Intel CEO Flies Volocopter, R66 Global

Also: Workhorse SureFly Not Flying Yet, GovSat-1, ‘Even More Girls-In Tech’, Alaska A/L

VSS Unity has successfully completed her seventh glide flight. In the few months since Unity's last flight, the team has worked through a planned period of focused ground time.

This involved extensive analysis, testing and small modifications to ensure vehicle readiness for the higher loads and forces of powered test flight. That work was tested Thursday by pushing Unity’s atmospheric capabilities hard, touching top-end glide speeds as pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and Michael ‘Sooch’ Masucci completed a busy test card. During last week’s Intel keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, German Air Taxi company Volocopter said that it has flown Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as the very first passenger of a Volocopter. “That was fantastic. That was the best flight I have ever had. Everybody will fly one of these someday.” said Krzanich after completing the flight. The flight was remotely piloted and took place in an exhibition hall in Germany in December 2017. Three friends are planning to circumnavigate the globe in a Robinson R66 helicopter beginning in May to talk about entrepreneurship and healthy lifestyles. The "EPIC" Tour ... an acronym for Empowering People Inspiring Change... will take off on May 1 from Whistler, Canada and land 84 days later, if all goes according to plan. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 01.15.18 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, January 15th, 2018... 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:

  • VSS Unity Successfully Completes High Speed Glide Flight
  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich First Passenger In The Volocopter 
  • Trio Plans Circumnavigation In An R66 Helicopter 
  • Workhorse SureFly First Flight Scrubbed Due To Weather 
  • GovSat-1 Arrives At Cape Canaveral For SpaceX Launch In January 
  • JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’
  • FAA Issues Single Operating Certificate To Alaska Airlines

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, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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