NORAD says that it is going out to intercept pilots who have violated restricted airspace more than once per week, and it is costing the taxpayers millions of dollars. Most intercepts are violations of TFRs, which can crop up on short notice. Steven Armstrong, a NORAD official, said that many pilots are not aware of a TFR being posted, particularly when flying from uncontrolled airports on a flight that requires no flight plan. A unique Glasair S2 kitplane being built by a team of Boeing engineers in Everett, Washington, was rolled out last week sporting a fresh Boeing paint scheme. It could make its maiden flight in the next couple of weeks according to a project team member. The "Defender" LSA law enforcement aircraft which rolled out in March will make its public debut at the National Sheriff's Association Conference on June 23-24 in Fort Worth, Texas. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 06.02.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Monday, June 2nd, 2014... 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 Earl Downs, this episode covers:
NORAD Reports Some 75 Restricted Airspace Incursions Per Year
Boeing Employee Glasair Project Nears Completion
ConciAir 'Defender' Will Debut At The National Sheriff's Association Conference
First Production Citation CJ3+ Rolls Off Manufacturing Line
AVW: Velocity Twin N360VT Emergency at X26
Arrival Of ISS Expedition 40 Trio Expands Station Crew To Six
Flight Testing Completed For SD-1 Minisport
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