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Airborne 12.15.21: Privateer v FAA, BGen Charles McGee, Kentucky CAP

Also: Jetblue Diversifies, PWI's Ice Light, AA Scales Back, Titan’s T-51

The Privateer Amphibian, a clean-sheet design made to improve amphibious aircraft, has seen delays in its flight testing program owing to a number of bureaucratic requirements and agency decisions that have led to an exasperated crew and increasing costs of compliance for the fledgling company.

The Amphibian is the result of inventor John Meekins' quest to purchase a modern seaplane. Joint Base San Antonio, Texas held an event as part of its year-long celebrations for the Air Force's 75th Anniversary, congratulating former Tuskegee Airman Brigadier General Charles E. McGee on his 102nd birthday. The 12th Flying Training Wing treated their forebear to a heritage tour of their new equipment, including a T-1A Jayhawk bearing his name. Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol aircrews are flying storm surveys to assist the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency in gauging the official intensities of the deadly tornadoes that ripped into the Midwest on Dec. 10. Kentucky Wing aircrews carried out a dozen sorties over just a few days, flying nearly 20 hours to provide imagery for the recovery effort in their state. More than 1,200 photos were taken Sunday, the first day of operations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 12.15.21 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, December 15th, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Kimberly Kay. Kimberly is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Privateer Amphibian Provides Update
  • Famed Tuskegee Airman, BGen Charles McGee, Turns 102 at 12th FTW
  • Kentucky CAP Wing Flying Post-Tornado Assessment Missions
  • Jetblue Diversifies Gateway Program Hiring
  • PWI's Ice Light Receives PMA Approval 
  • American Airlines Scales Back for Summer 2022
  • Aero-TV At DSAS21: Titan’s T-51 - A Stunning Mustang Replica

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