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Airborne-NextGen 05.21.24: ‘Liberty Lifter’, Cavorite Flies!, Eurodrone

Also: AMA National Fun Fly, Skyfire SF2, Echodyne Gets BVLOS, Av Meteorology Reference

General Atomics' run at developing the Liberty Lifter ground effect aircraft has been put to rest, with their competitor, Aurora Flight Sciences, retaining theirs for the time being. 

The Liberty Lifter is one funky duck, as far as prospective military projects go. Looking forward to a contentious Pacific theater, DoD planners see a dire need for seaborne transport, beyond the old school's island-hopping and airstrip-chopping. Hybrid eVTOL manufacturer, or better said, developer, showed off its latest flight test using a smaller scaled version of its high-wing Cavorite X5. The short tethered test flight shows the Cavorite take off from a standstill, lifting off and testing its behavior as it gently moves through a handful of power settings and control checks. The Eurodrone program has successfully performed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). With Airbus Defence and Space as prime contractor, this milestone has been completed with OCCAR and representatives of the four customer nations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-NextGen!!!

Airborne-NextGen 05.21.24 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, May 21st, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • Ambitious ‘Liberty Lifter’ Axed 
  • Horizon Aircraft Shows Early Test Flights of Cavorite Model  
  • Eurodrone Passes Preliminary Design Review
  • 2024 AMA National Fun Fly Barely A Month Away
  • Thales Adopts Skyfire SF2 for Vantis Testing Range
  • Echodyne Gets BVLOS Waiver for AiRanger Aircraft
  • NAV CANADA Launches New Aviation Meteorology Reference

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