Also: Dream Chaser, Piper AD, ECi NPRM, F-35, Gone West: Gordon Fullerton, Al Taddeo
The first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of Boeing's Everett, Washington factory and onto the flight line Saturday. Teams are now readying it, the second in the 787 family, for flight tests later this summer. One of the World's oldest and most prestigious aviation events got underway this weekend with the launch of the 57th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett long distance gas balloon race in Nancy, France. 18 teams from 10 nations are competing in the event where the winner is the balloon team that flies the farthest in straight line distance. The FAA had planned to charge organizers for the Copperstate Fly-in for air traffic control services, but they decided they’d go with plan “B”. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.27.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, August 27th, 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:
Boeing Rolls Out First 787-9 Dreamliner
Gordon Bennett Balloon Race Underway
Casa Grande Municipal Will Be Non-Towered Airport During Copperstate Fly-In
FAA Extending AD On Piper Fuel Selectors
Second Dream Chaser Captive-Carry Test A Success
Gone West: Retired NASA Astronaut, Research Test Pilot Gordon Fullerton
NASA Prepares For First Virginia Coast Launch To The Moon
Cylinder Maker Says GA Industry Opposes Cylinder NPRM
AVW: DC-6 On Grass Runway
Pentagon Cuts F-35 Operating Cost Estimates
Gone West: Last Original Blue Angel Al Taddeo
MS Non-Profit Hopes To Preserve WWII Airplane Hangar
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