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October 18, 2022

Airborne 10.18.22: Denali Delayed, HondaJet Elite II Intro, ECO-Caravan!

Also: Astronaut James McDivitt Goes West, APS Upset Training, EAA Opines, NASA’s X-59 Team
One of the most avidly awaited aircraft is the forthcoming Denali from Textron... readying to take on a market well-served and equally well dominated by the likes of Daher, Pilatus and Piper... But with a new generation of turbo-prop powerplant and plenty to do with other development programs, it appears that those waiting for the Denali might have to wait a bit longer... Honda Aircraft Company has taken the wraps off the "HondaJet Elite II" -- a newly upgraded aircraft. With an expanded range of 1,547 nm, the Elite II sports the addition of ground spoilers to complete the performance upgrades, optimizing takeoff and landing field performance... A u

Apollo Astronaut James McDivitt Goes West at Age 93

Commanded Gemini IV And Flew Around The Earth As The Commander Of Apollo 9

Former NASA astronaut James A. McDivitt, who commanded the Gemini IV mission and flew around the Earth as the commander of Apollo 9, died Oct. 13. McDivitt passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family and friends in Tucson, Arizona. He was 93 years old. McDivitt was born June 10, 1929, in Chicago. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, before going on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan, graduating first in his class in 1959.

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