Also: AT-6 Flies, Ryanair Fires Whistleblower, FAA SAFO On Rwy Use, Outta Control UAV, CSeries Update
EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91. The Poberezny family has expressed the following: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered aviation through his inspiration to create EAA. We also thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this time.” As ANN reported earlier, Mark R. Baker, described by AOPA as "a longtime general aviation (GA) pilot," has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Baker is only the fifth AOPA president since the association’s founding nearly 75 years ago. The crew flying a UPS A300 that went down short of Birmingham airport knew things were going bad but had little or no time to correct the situation. The NTSB says the two pilots got both ground proximity and sink rate warnings before the plane impacted terrain. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.23.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, August 20th, 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:
Paul Poberezny Goes West
We Were Right! AOPA Picks Mark Baker As New Boss
UPS A300 Crew Got Aural Warning They Were Too Low
Beechcraft Marks First Production Flight Of The AT-6 Light Attack Aircraft
CSeries Airplane Starts Low-Speed Taxi Tests
Ryanair Fires Whistleblower Pilot
FAA Issues SAFO Concerning Runway Use As Taxiway
Florida Seaplane Pilot Fined For ICW Takeoff
Barnstorming: Lessons (That Should Be) Learned
El Al Pilot Returns To Gate For Cancer Patient
UAV Camera Platform Knocks Groom On The Noggin
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