Also: LightSquared, Kestrel, SpaceX, JetBlue, Mustangs!, FlightDesign, 'Red Tails', Phobos-Grunt...and SO MUCH MORE!
Well... the sky didn't fall -- even though it appeared to be ready to do so... at times. It was a monumental week for the aviation news business as Cessna got a new BizJet started on its flight test program, Phobos-Grunt hit the deck, LightSquared was told it couldn't work--by experts--again, and the Obama Administration angered nearly EVERYONE in aviation by endorsing User Fees. To the readers and viewers of Aero-News and Aero-TV, this did not sit well and nearly 2000 responses later, we wonder whether anyone who flies will vote for this guy come November. Adding to those tales, we have news that Kestrel has found a home in Wisconsin, a JetBlue CEO says a few things he maybe shouldn't have, and we're going to have to wait longer to see SpaceX make its way to the ISS -- and of course, that's not all. Yeah, once again... a VERY interesting week...
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Airborne 01.20.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, January 20th, 2012... 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 Paul Plack, this episode covers:
Citation Ten Prototype Makes First Flight
The White House Supports User Fees
Is LightSquared Swirling The Drain?
EAA Lays Off Dozens, Reshuffles Staff
Wisconsin Now Home To Kestrel
ANN Readers Respond To User Fee Proposal... Massively
SpaceX ISS Mission Delayed
JetBlue CEO Talks Off The Cuff
Phobos-Grunt Hits The Deck
'Barnstorming' Wants You To Go To The Movies
FlightDesign Extends Their Warranty
AVW -- Building A T51 Mustang
George Lucas Unveils 'Red Tails' This Week
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