Also: FAA Reregistration Program ALL Screwed Up, Last DC-9, USAF Pilot Shortage, Benoist Flies Again!
"In its ongoing effort to revise and evolve its organizational structure and business model to ensure long-term sustainability, the Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced today the departure of its president & CEO Mike Houghton...." In releases issued as most of America was still scarfing up leftover turkey and stuffing (with extra gravy), GA's remaining All-American powerhouse, Textron -- the parent to Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft and Lycoming Engines -- has officially commented on and confirmed their purchase of Beech. That could be the message greeting hundreds, even a thousand or more aviators on New Year’s Day if you’re one of the unlucky ones whose aircraft registration expires on December 31st. Why? Because the FAA is woefully behind on its mandated 3-year re-registration program and if your registration expires, it isn’t renewed until the FAA says it is. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.31.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, December 31st, 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:
Reno Air Race Shakeup
Textron Finally Fesses Up -- 'Yup, We Bought Beech'
First Flight: Embraer Legacy 450
Happy New Year – You’re Grounded!
ANN Prepping BIG Offerings For Sebring!
Team Hopes To Fly Benoist Seaplane Reproduction January 1
Delta To Retire Last Commercial Service Douglas DC-9 Aircraft
Spacewalkers Complete Installation Of Ammonia Pump Module
AVW: MD-88 Skids For Takeoff
America’s First Airplane Factory Reappears In 2013
Air Force Could Face Pilot Shortage
'NORAD Tracks Santa' Program Says 2013 Was A Record-Breaker
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