Also: Blue Origin, Flying Cucumber?, BBJ Combi, NetJets Partners w/Ohio State, ExIm Helo Deal, Long-Range Navy UAS
Obviously, the stunt pulled by Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Florida on Wednesday afternoon of landing his small autogyro on the capitol building lawn did not receive a kind welcome. It appears his attempt to deliver a message protesting campaign financing is lost in the media hype regarding the lack of security in the sky over Washington. Unfortunately, his choice of a protest vehicle also delivers an incredibly bad impression of those of us who enjoy responsible recreational aviation. Airshows are exciting and it can be fun to plan a day trip to a place where one is occurring. Now, The International Council of Airshows, known as ICAS, which is a trade association representing the airshow industry, has posted its 2015 air shows calendar in a new format. Just enter ICAS in your web search engine to go to the ICAS website, and you can access the new calendar features. When your dad is aboard the International Space Station, it is kind of difficult to send him a handwritten note. But Hyundai Motor has found an innovative to do just that. The newly launched campaign, entitled 'A Message to Space', revolves around a 13-year-old girl from Houston, Texas whose father is an astronaut and often away on space missions for many months at a time. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.17.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Friday, April 17th, 2015... 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:
Gyrocopter Lands on Capitol lawn
Now…An Easy Way To Find An Airshow
Hyundai Motor Sends 'A Message To Space' For Astronaut's Daughter
Blue Origin Completes Acceptance Testing Of BE-3 Engine
Introducing The World's Only Flying Cucumber Dirigible
Boeing Business Jets Announces Study Of BBJ Combi Offering
NetJets Extends Partnership With Ohio State’s Center For Aviation Studies
Ex-Im Bank Approves Financing For American-Made Helos For Colombia
Congressional Leaders Push For Long-Range Navy UAS
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