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Airborne 05.12.23: YouTube Lunatic, Ukraine UAVs, AUS Seatbelt Safety

Also: Jetson Selects ParaZero, UAE Cancels Airbus Helis, India's C295 Flies, SkyWest Charter App

A YouTuber who deliberately crashed an airplane for purpose of increasing his online viewership has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of obstructing a federal investigation.

Trevor Jacob, 29, who also willfully destroyed the wreckage of the crashed aircraft—agreed to plead guilty to one count of destruction and concealment with the intent to obstruct a federal investigation, which carries a statutory maximum sentence of twenty-years in federal prison. Red Cat Holdings has announced its intent to deliver 200 long-range, high-speed FPV drones to Ukrainian units in June, further reinforcing the utility of the type in military service. A reminder from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau brought a classic Cessna bugbear to the fore with a review of a recent incident during takeoff, this time in a Sling 2 taking off for a training flight. Luckily the incident did not turn out poorly for the student pilot, who was starting off their very first solo flight when the seat locking mechanism unlatched, dumping them backwards upon rotation. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 05.12.23 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, May 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:

  • YouTube Lunatic Takes Plea in Destruction of Taylorcraft
  • Red Cat Sees Ukrainian Order for 200 FPV Racing Drones 
  • Australian Safety Notice Places Emphasis on Sliding-Seat Issues on Takeoff 
  • Jetson ONE Selects ParaZero for Parachute System 
  • UAE Cancels Airbus €800M Helo Deal 
  • Airbus Completes First Flight for India's C295
  • ‘Families of Flight 3407’ Takes Issue with SkyWest Charter Application 

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