AOPA has confirmed a story first reported here on ANN that AOPA President and CEO Craig Fuller is stepping down. Fuller took office on January 1, 2009 with a five year contract. Now as he nears the end of that agreement Fuller said in a statement that he is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities. The U.S. Air Force has selected the Embraer Super Tucano for its Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft. Embraer partnered with Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corporation for its bid. ICAS – the International Council of Airshows has joined those warning of the effects of sequestration on airshows. Should automatic budget cuts go into effect later today, it is highly likely that the air show schedules of the nation's two best-known jet demonstration teams ... the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds ... will be scrapped. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.01.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, March 1st, 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:
Updated and Confirmed: Craig Fuller Out At AOPA
A-29 Super Tucano Wins Air Force LAS Contract
ICAS Warns Of Effects Of Sequestration On Air Show Industry
Dennis Tito, Multimillionaire, To Fund Married Couple's Space Trip To Mars
EASA Raises TBO For Austro Engine’s AE300 To 1,500 Hours
Balloon Fire In Egypt Fatally Injures 19
HAI President Matt Zuccaro Lambastes White House
Barnstorming: Real Leadership... Will We Know It When We See It?
Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Second Flight
Gone West: Doolittle Raider: Tom Griffin
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