Also: Bahamian Tax Woes, Solar Impulse Success, Kickstarter Funds Space Telescope, Get The To Oshkosh!
Piper Aircraft has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, AZ, to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company's Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The FAA announced Wednesday that it plans to publish "soon" the final rule that will increase the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. SpaceX has released a video of a June 14 test of its Grasshopper, which flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 07.12.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, July 129th, 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:
Piper Completes Flight Tests Of Archer Fueled By Airworthy Auto Gas
FAA Set To Establish New Pilot Qualification Standards
SpaceX Releases Video Of Latest Grasshopper Test
Bahamian Senator Calls New Aviation Taxes 'Absolute Insanity'
Captain Wales Qualifies as Apache Commander
Barnstorming: Get Thee to Oshkosh!!!
Solar Impulse Successfully Lands In New York City And Sets Historic First
Planetary Resources Surpasses Kickstarter Goal
Sonex Aircraft To Offer SubSonex Personal Jet Production Slots
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