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A major player in the online world, Google’s Larry Page, has entered the aviation arena with a personal flying machine that is supposed to operate in the 'ultralight' category. Called the 'Kitty Hawk Flyer' -- the new ultralight air vehicle is a new, all-electric aircraft. Page's effort claims the aircraft to be "safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year." After less than a year at the helm of Mooney Aircraft, Vivek Saxena has apparently resigned his post. Employees at the company's Kerrville, TX and Chino, CA operations were reportedly notified by email that Mooney and Saxena had "decided to part ways." Albert Li will assume the post of Executive Director while a search is conducted for a new CEO. GAMA has hosted the first in a series of training sessions about the U.S. government’s Part 23 rule rewrite at the Boeing facility in Seattle, WA. In December 2016, the FAA announced sweeping changes to the rules, which take effect in August. The new rules for the design of small airplanes apply to aircraft that weigh less than 19,000 pounds with 19 or fewer seats. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.26.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, April 26th, 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:
Google Founder Offers New 'Ultralight' Vehicle
Vivek Saxena Reportedly Steps Down As Mooney CEO
GAMA Hosts Part 23 Rule Rewrite Training Sessions
Sun 'n Fun 2017 ... By The Numbers
Classic Aero-TV: North Dakota Leads The Way -- A Focal Point For UAV Innovation
FAA Reports Injuries Due To Turbulence Doubled In 2016
Canadian Drone Association Calls For Better Education Efforts
Voyageur Aviation Corp. Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind Dash 8-100 Package Freighter
London Oxford Airport Sees Trend In Larger Bizjets
Drone Operator Classes Being Offered At St. Petersburg, FL College
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