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Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird

Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. 

The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its strategy to boost liquidity amidst challenging times. Redbird Flight, manufacturer of flight simulators and training devices, came out in force to Sun 'n Fun 2024, with all kinds of new goodies in tow. Their new friends at the Recreational Aviation Foundation have kept up their momentum in keeping a presence at the yearly fly-in, helping them to support the development of future pilots, hone the active ones, and improve safety for all. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

This episode of Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Tuesday, April 17th, 2024... 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 Call for Controllers
  • Spirit Airlines to Delay Airbus Deliveries, Furlough Pilots
  • Redbird Flight Inks Sun 'n Fun Deal with Recreational Aviation Foundation 
  • Jamie Klaes Awarded WAI Martha King Scholarship
  • Montaer Grows with New Service Provider, Operator  
  • Textron Updates Piston Lineup with Some Handy QoL Adjustments 
  • FlySto Finally Provides Platform-Agnostic Video Sync

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