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After a number of unpowered test flights, in which SpaceShipTwo was dropped from beneath its WhiteKnightTwo “Mothership,” to evaluate its flying qualities, SS2 has finally had the chance to fly under power. The vehicle utilizes a rubber-based solid fuel and nitrous oxide to power its single engine propulsion system. In the wake of growing consumer anger over airline flight delays, Congress worked quickly last week to pass legislation that will provide the FAA with funding to eliminate air traffic controller furloughs. The FAA on Thursday said that as soon as U.S. airlines make the necessary changes to the Dreamliner's battery system, it is cleared to return to revenue service. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.30.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, April 30th, 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:
SpaceShipTwo Flies Under Power For First Time
Congress Folds... FAA Furloughs Canceled
FAA Clears Dreamliner For Flight After Battery Upgrades
Boeing Debris Found Near 9/11 Crash Site
Tecnam Reveals The Astore At AERO 2013
Next Series Of Unleaded Avgas Approvals Announced By Lycoming
Glasair Issues Service Bulletin For Sportsman Aircraft
AVW: A Bit of Elder Cessna PR
YouTube Video Shows Paraglider Pilot Chasing, Kicking At An Owl
Family Of Retired AF Pilot Lost In Accident Sues Nine(!) Companies For Negligence
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