Also: Skip Stewart Wins, TIGHAR Still Looking For Amelia, Mount Everest BASE Jump, Trig Aerobatic Team, 50th 747-8
The R66 light turbine helicopter is now certified in Canada. The approval came last Week (May 31st). Canadian certification reached a standstill until the FAA's ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety) finding that effectively removed an exemption in the R66's original type certificate. With the recent public publication of EAA's 2011-2012 IRS Form 990s, details are emerging that show that their first major leadership transition in recent years (in 2011), was a costly one. All told, for the period ending February 29th, 2012, EAA expended some $2,250,395 for the top eight management positions specified in their IRS documentation. Eclipse Aerospace has received a Type Certificate validation from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet, and the first Eclipse Jet has been exported to South Africa. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 06.04.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, June 4th, 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:
Certified, Eh?: Canada Certifies Robinson R66 Turbine
New Details Confirm That 2011 EAA Leadership Transition Was Costly
Certified In South Africa: Eclipse Jet
Skip Stewart to Receive 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship
TIGHAR Analyzing Sonar Data Recorded Off Nikumaroro Coast
B.A.S.E. Jumper Sets World Record With Mount Everest Leap
AVW: Trig Aerobatic Team
Boeing Celebrates Delivery Of 50th 747-8
Airborne Test Directorate Puts New Parachute Through Its Paces
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