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Airborne Affordable Flyers 11.16.23: SAIB on SeaMax Fatal, IUAC, SwitchBlade

Also: CubCrafters IR, ASR-Pioneer Bankrupt, BIG ICAS Announcement, Zenith Workshop

Amid reports of the Brazilian company’s failing to deliver on purchased aircraft here in the USA, as well as other problematic details, the SeaMax amphibious LSA has become the subject of a worrisome FAA SAIB after a fatal aircraft breakup last year. 

The Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, and the Federal Aviation Administration, Springfield FSDO, are presenting the 42nd Annual IUAC Ultralight/Light Sport Symposium. 2024’s event will be held in Granite City, Illinois on Saturday, 25 February. Samson Sky followed up on its recent testing with its longest voyage to date, sending their Switchblade prototype up for more than 6 full minutes aloft. The Switchblade flew up to an altitude of 500 feet for a tour of the local countryside before coming back down to Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne Affordable Flyers 11.16.23 is chock full of sport aviation info in this Special Episode, Thursday, November 16th, 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:

  • FAA Issues SAIB After SeaMax Fatality 
  • 42nd Annual IUAC Ultralight/Light Sport Symposium Announced 
  • Samson Switchblade Makes First Full Test Flight 
  • CubCrafters Unveils Forward-Looking Infrared Camera Package 
  • Pioneer Aerospace, dba ASR-Pioneer, Enters Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  
  • ICAS Ready To Announce Nearly 300 Confirmed AirShow Details At Annual Convention 
  • Zenith’s Kit Aircraft Building Workshop and Fly-In Drawing Near 

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