Airborne 06.20.22: SMARTWING King Air 350, 'Rise Above' Returns!, 2nd Denali!

Also: ALPA/Delta Letter, Hydrogen-Powered Airship, NJ Airport Improvements, Bahamas Nixes COVID Tests

Inflight testing of a Beechcraft King Air 350 fitted with Tamarack Aerospace Group‘s Performance SMARTWING has confirmed predicted increases in endurance and payload, high/hot take-off abilities, extended loiter time, and inflight stability. Early comparative analysis of the flight-testing suggests a five-percent improvement in fuel economy during loiter-mission cruise; a ten-percent increase in climb-gradient; and a five-hundred-pound, “High/Hot” weight, altitude, temperature (WAT) improvement that correlates to almost two hours of added aircraft endurance. The CAF RISE ABOVE Squadron is honored to have Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col. George Hardy and Lt. Col. James Harvey joining the CAF RISE ABOVE traveling exhibit for Oshkosh. The exhibit will be operating at KidVenture where visitors will be able to view both the RED TAIL RISE ABOVE and RISE ABOVE WASP movies. The Tuskegee Airmen will be at the exhibit for autographs and photos. Textron Aviation has announced the successful first flight of its second, Beechcraft Denali flight-test aircraft. The second test aircraft joins the first (prototype) Denali which has accumulated upward of two-hundred flight-test hours since its first flight in November 2021. During its maiden flight, the second Denali—which approximates the aircraft’s finalized form—remained aloft approximately two-hours, during which it reached a maximum altitude of 15,500-feet and a maximum speed of 240-knots. All this — and MORE in today’s episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 06.20.22 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, June 20th, 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:

Tamarack Aerospace Flight-Tests SMARTWING Equipped King Air 350
‘Rise Above’ Returns To Airventure
Second Beechcraft Denali Test-Aircraft Flies
Open Letter Chronicles Pilot Frustrations
Wind Tunnel Sim-Testing Completed For Hydrogen-Powered Airship
Lawmakers Seek to Facilitate N.J. Airport Improvements
The Bahamas Removes COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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