Briefing August 2013 Issue
Briefing: August 2013
EAA submitted, under protest, to an FAA demand to pay nearly $450,000 for the expenses of air traffic controllers at AirVenture ... “Planes,” an animated film with airplane characters, by Disney, opens nationwide August 6 ... Surf Air launched in California with a pay-by-the-month, fly-all-you-want, charter service ... Solar Impulse, the unique solar-powered airplane from Switzerland, flew across the U.S. from San Francisco to New York ... Van’s Aircraft delivered its first factory-built RV-12 ... The underwater wreckage of a rare Dornier DO-17 was recovered in the U.K. ... A new documentary film about TWA Flight 800 alleges the true cause of the crash was covered up ... Icon said it has raised $60 million, and will use the funds to complete production preparations, demonstrate regulatory compliance, and ramp up full-scale aircraft production ... Breaking news in general aviation can be found at www.avweb.com.