Airborne 04.12.17: United Debacle, Sonaca 200, New DJI Drone?

Also: NAFI/King Schools Scholarship, Aeroprakt A-22 LSA, Skyhawk JT-A, K-MAX, Aero-Forensics, Zunum Aero, XTI Aircraft

As the entire world now knows, a passenger was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago Sunday night after allegedly being ‘chosen at random’ by a computer to give up his seat. And of course, a video of the incident was posted online, causing an immense uproar on the Internet… one of the most extreme seen to date. Sonaca Aircraft rolled out the Sonaca 200 in a ceremony in Gosselies, Belgium on April 3. In this new version of the Sonaca 200, 80% of the structure has been redesigned. The single-engine two-place airplane is reportedly on track to obtain EASA certification by the end of September. It is specially designed and adapted for pilot training and leisure flights. This is the second model assembled by Sonaca Aircraft as part of the certification program. Chinese drone giant DJI is reportedly planning an entry into the drone selfie market, but it is not yet known what the aircraft will be called. Media reports suggest that DJI has filed a trademark application for the name “DJI Spark”, but it has also been rumored to be dubbed the “Mavic Mini”. A video from an unknown source posted on YouTube reportedly gives a first look at a fully-functional DJI Spark. It is not known who owns the channel, or where they got the drone in the video. All this — and MORE in today’s episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 04.12.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, April 12th, 2017… Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

Man Dragged From ‘Overbooked’ United Airlines Flight
Sonaca Aircraft Unveils The Latest Sonaca 200  
DJI Looks At Drone Selfie Market  
Terry Carbonell Receives Inaugural NAFI And King Schools Scholarship  
Aero-TV: Versatile AND Practical – The All-Seeing Aeroprakt A-22 LSA
Textron Aviation Wins Turbo Skyhawk JT-A Order From Purdue Aviation  
Kaman Receives Orders For 2 Additional K-MAX Aircraft
Company Raising Funds For Forensics Mission
Zunum Aero Developing Hybrid-Electric Aircraft  
XTI Aircraft Company Receives Key Patent For TriFan 600 VTOL Airplane  

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