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The FAA said Friday it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15. Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these towers as part of the agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. ANN has learned that one of the most exotic new airframes promised for the experimental (and eventually, certificated) aviation biz, has pulled off its first flight without difficulty. The new Pipistrel Panthera completed its 54 minute maiden flight on 4 April, 2013. ForeFlight has just announced a new version of its popular app just in time for the beginning of the spring flying season. ForeFlight Mobile 5 is now available for download in the App Store. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.09.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, April 9th, 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:
FAA Extends Tower Closure Date
Pipistrel's Exotic Panthera Achieves First Flight
New Features Included In Latest ForeFlight Release
Air Show Interests Lobby On Capitol Hill
Georgia Museum Of Aviation Downsizing
Pilatus Reports Positive Results In 2012
AEA New Product Introductions Available On YouTube
Cessna Employees Offered Voluntary Retirement Program
NTSB Announced Dates For 787 Battery Fire Hearing
Embraer Executive Jets Delivers 1st U.S.-Made Phenom 300
Rocketry Challenge Inspires Young Adults
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