Also: Allegiant Air Woes, Sun 'n Fun Volunteers Protest, Orbital Launches, MGL Updates iEFIS, Pilot's Bill of Rights Updated
The Redbird Skyport "Fly More" avgas experiment (otherwise known as the “Buck a Gallon Event”) will kick off in a couple of weeks and here are some details you may need to know... The purpose of this experiment is to study the effect that fuel price has on flying activity. The offer of $1-a gallon avgas is open to any piston-powered GA aircraft that can fly into San Marcos Municipal Airport under its own power. Only the regular tanks in the aircraft will be filled. The state of Texas has made it a crime to take photographs of someone's property without their consent using a UAV. That new law went into effect September 1. The law stemmed from an incident in which someone flying an RC airplane captured images of a creek apparently filled with pig's blood. The photos, which were captured incidentally to the flight, led to fines being imposed against a meat packing plant for illegal dumping. The remains of David G Riggs, a multiple convicted felon, con-man and errant pilot, were pulled from a Chinese lake by a dive and recovery team and identified as the illicit airman. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.24.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, September 24th, 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:
Redbird Skyport Releases Details Of The October $1 Avgas Experiment
Texas Passes Tough Laws Regulating UAV Use
The Long Sad, Tragic Story Is Over: David Riggs' Remains ID'ed
Allegiant Air Takes 30 MD80 Aircraft Out Of Service
Sun 'N Fun Volunteers Express Discontent Through Facebook
Orbital Sciences Launches Demonstration Mission To Space Station
MGL Updates Explorer iEFIS Firmware
NTSB Issues Final Rule In Response To Pilot’s Bill Of Rights
AVW: Fire-Fighters Aloft Over California
B-2 Pilot Surpasses 1,000 Hours Milestone
Aviation Professionals To Gather In Wichita For Bombardier Safety Standdown
Ashley’s Getting Married This Weekend!!!
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