Also: More Redbird $1 AvGas, Boshears Skyfest Postponed, EAA Declines FAA Exemption, Red Bull Stratos Reunion, Dream Chaser Delayed
In the past, it has not been uncommon for military training flights to make fly-by’s over large public events during the singing of the national anthem. However, government cut-backs have put a damper on these activities. So, a group of Vans RV pilots decided to put on the opening show at a football game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. And best of all? They titled their project, “Government Not Required.” Titan Aerospace, a producer of solar-powered atmospheric satellites, called, atmosats, has announced that Vern Raburn has joined the company as chairman and CEO. Seen as an accomplished high technology and aerospace leader, Titan says Raburn will bring an invaluable blend of real-world experience in business development, technology innovation and market creation. While piloting a radio controlled model aircraft, the operator... whose name is Raphael Pirker but who is known as "Trappy" has been cited by the FAA as being the pilot in command of the aircraft, and that he does not possess an FAA pilot certificate. While this may sound a bit odd, the FAA stated their case and fined Mr. Pirker $10,000. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.18.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, October 18th, 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:
Amazing 49 Plane Formation/Flyover
Industry Veteran Vern Raburn Joins Titan Aerospace
R/C Aircraft Pilot Fined $10,000 By The FAA
LA Airport Worker Arrested For Dry Ice Explosion
Boshears Skyfest 2013 Postponed
EAA Declines FAA Exemption For Young Eagles, Eagle Flights Pilots
Airline Forced To Apologize For Defaced Luggage
Barnstorming: Aviation’s Most Regrettable Behaviors
Redbird To Provide $1 Avgas For SAFE PPP
Red Bull Stratos Team Reunites
Partial Government Shutdown Delays Dream Chaser Test Flight
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