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Airborne 10.11.22: EPA v Aviation, Compton Abbas Sold, R66 NVGs

Also: Aviators Model Code of Conduct, Snowbird Report, Tom Reilly Honored, John Ballantyne Goes West

The EPA has proposed to declare emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel a danger to public health.

Emissions from the 190,000 U.S. general aviation airplanes operating on leaded fuel account for about seventy percent of the lead entering the atmosphere, according to U.S. government estimates—which are renowned for their accuracy, impartiality, and freedom from politicization (NOT!). The folks that run the idyllic Compton Abbas Airfield have confirmed that it has been sold by the Hughes family to Ashcombe Estates Ltd, owned and operated by movie icon, Guy Ritchie. The new owners will occupy the airfield from the 1st February 2023, and they endeavor to take over the running of the business as seamlessly as possible, continuing to provide café and licensed airfield facilities. Robinson Helicopter has received FAA certification for the Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible configuration of its R66 police helicopter. Such certification is predicated upon evaluation of the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting, as well as its instruments and avionics—all of which must be deemed conducive to day or night flight operations with or without the use of night vision goggles. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 10.11.22 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Tuesday, October 11th, 2022... 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:

  • Updated: EPA Proposes 'Endangerment Finding' for Lead Emissions from Piston A/C
  • UK Sport Aviation Mecca, Compton Abbas Airfield, Sold To Guy Ritchie
  • FAA Certifies Robinson R66 Night-Vision Compatible Cockpit
  • Aviators Model Code of Conduct Version 3.0 Released
  • Snowbirds Accident Attributed to Faulty Engine Oil Filter
  • Tom Reilly To Be Inducted Into EAA Warbirds of America Hall of Fame
  • Aviation Advocate, John Ballantyne, Goes West

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