Also: Aero-TV Classic-Ballooning, Dassault UCAV Formation, Black Knight Transformer, Save Jane Wicker's Aurora!
It was a day full of surprises in Rovinj, Croatia, as Hannes Arch won a very narrow victory over Paul Bonhomme. The winning margin was just eight-hundredths of a second. Japan's Yoshi Muroya made the podium for the first time in his race career after pushing Canada's Pete McLeod into fourth place. The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) Board of Directors has released an official statement regarding the NTSB's recommendation to the FAA that balloon tour ride operators be required to obtain and comply with a Letter of Authorization. The AT Black Knight Transformer completed driving tests in December 2013 and completed its first flight tests last month. The Black Knight Transformer is the world’s largest multicopter that is controlled and stabilized with propeller speed. The aircraft has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,400 lb. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.16.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Wednesday, April 16th, 2014... 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 Earl Downs, this episode covers:
'Electrifying' Win For Arch In Red Bull Air Race
Balloon Federation Responds To NTSB Call For LOAs
First Flight: The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer
Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Has Arrived At New Home
Aero-TV Classic: Pat Harwell--Balloonist
UCAV: A World First For Dassault Aviation
'Save Aurora' Project Honors Jane Wicker
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