Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran
President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media slightly off center when he tweeted the following: “Boeing is building a brand-new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Then, during an impromptu television interview following his tweet, Mr. Trump said "Well, the plane is totally out of control. It's gonna be over 4 billion dollars - and, I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money." Here’s a report for our aviation minded friends who are looking for an excuse to travel to a beautiful location. From September 7 through the 16th, 2017, Gruyères, Switzerland will host the 61st Gordon Bennett Aeronautical World Cup, which is the oldest gas balloon race in the world. The winning team is the one that travels the greatest distance in the air, without a time limit. The organizers are expecting some 20 teams from around ten different countries to enter the competition. A long-running dispute between Phoenix Area Skydiving and Casa Grande Municipal Airport may soon be resolved by the FAA. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that the Phoenix Area Skydiving company had lodged a complaint earlier this year with the FAA against the city of Casa Grande, which had prohibited on-site skydiving at the airport. The company has been trying for two years to establish a drop zone at the airport. Its current drop zone is about three miles north of the field, according to the report. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.08.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, December 8th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, 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:
Trump Wants To Cancel New Air Force One/Boeing Contract
Gordon Bennett Cup 2017 Announced
FAA Expected To Rule Soon On Skydiving At Casa Grande Municipal Airport
Attorney Says Charges Against Accused Intoxicated Pilot Should Be Dropped
Aero-Community: Seaplane Pilots Association
AEA Attends EASA Annual Conference In Germany
Canadian Researchers Study Drones As Lifesaving Devices
ESA Renews Commitment To ISS
T-50A Flight Operations Begin in Greenville, SC
Safran Opens Fully-Automated Helicopter Engine Turbine Blade Production Line
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