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Airborne 07.12.23: Rotor n Ribs, No OSH Sonex HighWing, BE-4 Blows Up

Also: Airbus Toulouse, USCG Oil Rig Rescue, Glacier Park Int'l Airport, OSHKOSH 2023!!!

Held annually for the last seven-years at Indiana’s Goshen Municipal Airport (GSH), Rotors ‘n Ribs is an eponymously-accurate event comprising an aggregation of helicopters, helicopter pilots, first-rate barbecue ribs, and a slew of family-friendly, rotary-wing-themed attractions.

Interest in Sonex’s new Highwing aircraft remains similarly keen among those by whom the machine is being developed and those intent upon purchasing such. Sympathetic to the disappointment apt to be occasioned by the news, Sonex conceded by way of a 09 July statement that a prototype of its Highwing model will not be ready for 2023’s EAA’s AirVenture. A Blue Origin BE-4 rocket engine exploded during a 30 June 2023 test firing at the company’s West-Texas facility. The detonation destroyed the engine and substantially damaged test-stand infrastructure. The eradicated BE-4 was to have concluded testing in July prior to being handed over to United Launch Alliance (ULA), which was to have applied the engine to the attempted second launch of its Vulcan Centaur rocket. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 07.12.23 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, July 12th, 2023... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Rotor n Ribs Is A Success
  • Disappointed... Sonex Highwing Will Not Debut at AirVenture 2023
  • Blue Origin Rocket Engine Explodes During Testing  
  • Airbus Launches Toulouse A320 Family Final Assembly Line  
  • USCG Evacuates Cardiac Arrest Victim from Gulf Oil Rig
  • Glacier Park International Airport Awarded $7-Million for Expansion
  • MORE Oshkosh Major Announcements Coming...

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