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Airborne 02.22.17: CAF Dixie Wing P-63A, AF1 Price Cut, SLS Manned Flt?

Also: Drone Light Show,  Remotely Piloted Helos, TFR Busts, Gulfstream, XTI Aircraft, CA Airlines, Icelandair

After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time last Saturday. Just after 1300hrs local time, pilot Jim Dale took off from the Atlanta Regional Airport.

For this important test flight, the Dixie Wing asked experienced pilot Jim “JD” Dale to perform the all-important first post-restoration flight. JD is the director of maintenance for the Lewis Air Legends Collection and the highest time P-63 pilot in the US. says he has convinced Boeing to cut the price of two new Air Force One 747 aircraft by a billion dollars, and reportedly after only about an hour of negotiations. Trump made the claim during a rally in Melbourne, FL last Saturday. Speaking to a crowd of more than 9,000 people, Trump said he has secured the price reductions from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot distributed a memo last week asking the agency to look into what would be required to have astronauts fly on the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket currently under development. In the memo, Lightfoot says that in his interactions with the Trump  administration, it is clear that NASA is again a priority. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 02.22.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • CAF Dixie Wing P-63A Flies
  • Trump: Boeing Has Cut The Price Of The New Air Force One By $1 Billion
  • SLS EM-1 Flight May Be A Manned Mission
  • EHang 1000 Drone Light Show Sets World Record 
  • Classic Aero-TV: Yamaha Remotely Piloted Helos - Precision Agricultural Application
  • NORAD Conducts Multiple Intercepts In Florida Over President’s Day Weekend
  • Gulfstream G650 And G650ER Certified For Registration In China
  • Former AgustaWestland Executive To Lead XTI Aircraft Company
  • Major Canadian Airlines Confirm Safety Protocols In Place For Flight Crews 
  • Icelandair First To Operate 757-200 Scimitar Blended Winglets In Europe

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