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Airborne Affordable Flyers 12.14.23: Van$ Increase, YouTube Scandal, Switchblade

Also: Aeromedical Happenings, SUN ‘n FUN 2024, Aviation Adventure Speaker Lineup, Hummingbird Heli

Well... there’s bad news and some not quite-as-bad news... 

Van’s Aircraft is increasing most of their kit prices by approximately 32%. Online order forms will be updated with the new kit prices. Prices of individual parts and components will also be increasing, some more than 32%, and others less. While these price changes are significant, Van’s believes them to be necessary. Trevor Jacob, of "intentionally crashed Taylorcraft for Youtube" fame, recently bragged about getting his pilot’s  license back on his YouTube channel. Jacob started off opaque about exactly what "getting a pilot license back" means, but 7 minutes into the platitude-ridden slog he admits that he has "passed my written and got permission from a CFI to retake my check ride... (and) I passed my checkride." Now that the Samson Sky Switchblade has started flying out of ground effect and started making pattern hops, it's time to look to the future of this program. Using WeFunder, Salmon Sky is looking to start initial investment in the crowd-funding mode for as much as a million dollars... All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne Affordable Flyers 12.14.23 is chock full of sport aviation info in this Special Episode, Thursday, December 14th, 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:

  • Updated: Van’s Increases Kit Prices 32%, Streamlines Fulfillment Process
  • Say What? YouTube Plane Destroyer Gets Temp FAA Certificate
  • SwitchBlade Looks For Crowdfunding
  • EAA Cites Aeromedical Happenings in Recent Update
  • PARTY!!! SUN ‘n FUN 2024 Goes Country for 50th Anniversary 
  • EAA's Aviation Adventure Speaker Lineup Confirmed  
  • Did You Know There Was A 4-Place KitCopter? Meet The Hummingbird

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at And be sure to join us again tomorrow, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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