Also: Google Fuel Goof, New Bird From Belite, Restored Cobra, SAFE Going To Redbird, Another TSA Agent Busted, NASA's Flaming Frog....
The CSeries Flight Test Vehicle has completed its first flight. “During its maiden flight, CSeries FTV1 reached an altitude of 12,500 feet and an air speed of 230 knots," said Rob Dewar, Vice President and General Manager of the CSeries Program. Jonathan Trappe’s dream of floating across the Atlantic Ocean beneath of cluster of helium balloons ended in a safe landing, but on the wrong side of the ocean. Trappe landed his cluster balloon in a remote area of Newfoundland at approximately 1830 EDT Thursday, September 12, 2013. He had launched at about 0800 EDT from Caribou, Maine and had been airborne for only about 12 hours on a flight that was expected to take 3-6 days. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will find the cost of flying their fleet of corporate jets and helicopters to be more expensive after a deal that allowed them to buy deeply-discounted fuel from the Pentagon through NASA expired August 31. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.16.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, September 16th, 2013... 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 Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Cluster Balloonist Abandons Attempt To Cross The Atlantic
Google Founders Lose Pentagon Jet Fuel Subsidy
Big Russian Cessna Order
Boeing Trails Airbus In Race For Aircraft Orders
Belite Readies New Ultralight Airplane For Delivery
Lawsuit In Maine Accident Ends In Settlement
Old Bird Gets New Mission: AH-1F Cobra Restored
AVW: F-35B Night Landings
Former TSA Agent Arrested In Connection With 9/11 Threats
SAFE To Hold Safety Forums, Simulator Training In San Marcos, TX
NASA Camera Catches Flying Frog At LADEE Launch
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