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Airborne 04.19.16: Airliner v Drone, DJI's New Platform, GA Airshow

Also: NAHI Changes, Aero-Calendar, Essential Air Services, More ICON Weirdness, BGen Leavitt, Airbus ACJneo, Kennedy Space Center

It looks as if what we feared could happen, did happen, as it is reported that a British Airways A320 reportedly impacted a UAV while on approach to Heathrow Airport Sunday afternoon.

The pilot of the aircraft reported that an object had struck the airliner as it was arriving from Geneva and making its final approach to Heathrow. The flight landed without further incident. The plane was inspected by engineers and was cleared for its next scheduled flight... UAV manufacturer DJI has introduced three new products that the company says will make high-end professional aerial film-making easier. First, The DJI M600 has an increased payload to 13 pounds. It is designed to fly the Ronin-MX gimbal and is compatible with all of DJI’s Zenmuse gimbals and cameras. It is capable of flight times of up to 36 minutes when carrying a Zenmuse X5 and up to 16 minutes with a RED Epic. We hope to hear soon that coastal Georgia will see its first air show in 20 years October 8 and 9 in Brunswick, Georgia. JLC Airshow Management announced the "Wings Over the Golden Isles Air Show" last week. It will be headlined by the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonstration team, and include skydivers, vintage Warbirds, military demonstration teams and national aerobatic champions, according to JLC Airshows Management spokesperson Brenda Little. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 04.19.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, 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:

  • Airliner On Approach To Heathrow Reportedly Hits Drone
  • DJI Introduces New Video Platform
  • Coastal GA To Get First Airshow In 20 Years
  • National Aviation Heritage Invitational Changes Venue 
  • Aero-Calendar: AEA16
  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Would Cut Essential Air Services In FAA Bill Amendment
  • ICON A5 Delivery Position Back On eBay 
  • Brig. Gen. Leavitt Assumes Command Of 57th WG
  • Airbus ACJneo Family Wins First Asian Customer 
  • Fantasy Meets Reality at Kennedy Space Center

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