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Airborne 05.15.24: Ghost Sq MidAir, B-2 Junked, Dream Chaser Readies

Also: Flt School Security, G600 Steep-Approach, Honduran Aid, PW545D Cert

Two aircraft performing at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show clipped wings during a routine last Sunday, spooking onlookers. 

The aircraft were performing as a part of the Polaris Ghost Squadron, a team of urban-camo milsurplus jets hailing from across Eastern Europe. The Polaris Ghost Squadron features an eye-catching MiG-29, a trio of Alpha Jets, and a quartet of Albatros L39s. The US Air Force won't be bringing back a damaged B-2A Spirit bomber, further whittling away at the irreplaceable fleet of strategic aircraft. The plane in question was contrasted against one that had a minor crash in 2010. That aircraft was shipped back to Northrop Grumman for repair. The latest incident won't see the same amount of TLC, however, as a recent Force Structure Report showed that the B-2 fleet would head into 2025 one plane short. Sierra Space's Dream Chaser has been put through the wringer at NASA's Glenn Armstrong Test Facility in Ohio, but with testing passed, it will soon head down to its launch site in Florida. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 05.15.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, May 15th, 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:

  • Ghost Squadron Formation Diamond Experiences Airshow MidAir
  • Can’t Afford The Deductible? Air Force Retiring Damaged B-2 
  • Sierra Space Repositions Dream Chaser for First Mission
  • The Regulatory Environment Grows Again... New Flt School Security Regs Released
  • Look Out Below! Gulfstream G600 Earns FAA Steep-Approach Cert
  • Honduran Aid Hits 6 Million Pounds via USAF Airlifts
  • Pratt & Whitney Earns CA TC For PW545D Engine

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