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Airborne 06.16.17: Bob Hoover Academy, Drone Racing ...

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Also: N Korean Drone, JetBlue, C Series, ICAO Emissions, ALPA Pilots, Zenith Aircraft

Air show pilot and industry leader Sean D. Tucker has created the Bob Hoover Academy, partnering with the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) to build a high school program that targets at-risk-youth in the Salinas Valley, using aviation as the carrot to inspire excellence.

In an email announcing the launch, Tucker said that just a month before he passed, he was at Mr. Hoover's home and requested his permission to rename his nonprofit in his honor, as the program matched perfectly with his core values of patriotism, tenacity, humility, and his belief that no matter rich or poor, your dreams were important.

At that moment “Every Kid Can Fly” became the "Bob Hoover Academy”. The Drone Racing League has just completed a successful Series B funding round as it looks ahead to its second season. The league reached (primarily) into the ranks of the entertainment industry, and came out with $20 million.

A suspected North Korean drone was discovered crashed in a wooded area in South Korea near the border last Friday, and it held several images of U.S. missile sites. The find was confirmed by a South Korean Defense Ministry official.

Among the hundreds of images recovered from the drone's Sony-made built-in camera were 10 showing U.S. missile launcher and radar installations that had been installed in the town of Seongju earlier this year. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 06.16.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, June 16th, 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:

Sean D. Tucker Launches The Bob Hoover Academy
Drone Racing League Secures $20 Million Investment
Suspected North Korean Drone Found Crashed In South Korea
JetBlue Eyes Transatlantic Market
Barnstorming: Defining the Next Part of the ANN Mission..
Textron Aviation Rolls Out First Production Cessna Citation Longitude
Bombardier to Celebrate C Series' 1st Year In Service
Trump May Withdraw From ICAO Emissions Agreement
ALPA Pilots Descend On Capitol Hill
Zenith Aircraft Plans Summer Open Hangar Day

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