Also: Fight Over Pad 39A, 166 Days In Space, Advice For Mark Baker, Paper Charts Kaput, British Airways Says 'Sorry'
Saying it no longer makes sense for the organization and its members to invest in a single large event, AOPA has decided to end its annual Aviation Summits. The Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, TX, from Oct. 10 through 12, 2013 will be held as planned, but in 2014, AOPA will instead host a series of enhanced pilot town halls and fly-ins and kill off the Summit program. Like retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen in the Disney animated movie UP! – IT consultant Jonathan Trappe is living his childhood dream. Instead of flying his house under a cluster of balloons to Paradise Falls in Venezuela, Trappe is flying a dinghy, and his goal is anywhere on the continent of Europe. Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the first international delivery of the new Cessna TTx to a customer in Thailand. Kiatichai Monsereenusorn, managing director of Kiattana Transport, accepted his aircraft in a handover ceremony in Independence, Kansas. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.13.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, September 13th, 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:
AOPA Kills Off Future 'Aviation Summits' ...WILL Hold 2013 Summit In TX
Cluster Balloonist Attempts Atlantic Crossing
Cessna Celebrates First International TTx Delivery
Blue Origin Files Protest Over Launch Pad 39A Contract
Space Station Crew Lands, Wrapping Up 166 Days In Space
Cessna T-50 Missing Since Labor Day Found In PA
Wright Brothers Airplane Factory Site Gets Redevelopment Money
Barnstorming: Advice For Mark Baker
Twenty-Dollar Solution Solves $14K Problem
FAA To Stop Direct Sales Of Paper Charts
British Airways Issues Apology To Angry Tweeter
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