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Airborne 05.13.24: DC-9 Jump Plane, Wag-Aero Sold, VA-1X AAIB Report

Also: 'Space Weather', USAF Rescue, Atlanta Warbirds, WestJet Encore Pilots Vote NO

The Perris SkyDive DC-9 is ALIVE! 

Following initial test flighta and practice landings that were flown by a flight crew that had to be brought in all the way from Florida, the California DZ put the DC9 back in service and made at least three jump runs on Saturday, taking about 60 jumpers each to about 15K'. An interesting surprise occurred this week as Wag-Aero customers logged on to their site in order to order a few things...no Wag-Aero. Instead, the site was redirected to Aircraft Spruce, which has apparently bought out the once popular Wag-Aero operations shortly after the same operation divested itself of its interest in Leading Edge Air Foils. The AAIB has disclosed its findings after an accident befell an unmanned, remotely pilots test vehicle which suffered a forced landing following power unit failure, at the Cotswold Airport (Kemble), Gloucestershire on 9 August 2023. The report notes that, "The aircraft was being flown by a remote pilot on a test flight at 30 ft agl when a propeller blade detached from the electric propulsion unit 3 forward motor due to a failure of the adhesive bond between the propeller blade sheath and spar..." All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 05.13.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, May 13th, 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:

  • Skydive Perris DropZone Puts Legendary DC-9 Jump Plane Back In The Air
  • More Aero-Monopolies In The Making? A/C Spruce Takes Over Wag-Aero
  • AAIB Publishes Vertical Aerospace VA-1X UAS Accident Report
  • NOAA Issues 'Space Weather' Report  
  • USAF's 920th RQW Conducts Complicated Civilian Medical Airlift 350 Miles Off US
  • Vintage World War II Warbirds Gather In Atlanta This Month
  • WestJet Encore Pilots Vote Down Contract  

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