Airborne 12.29.21: Fake YT Crash?, Fired Pilot, SpaceX 100th

Also: IAF MiG 21 Loss, 10th Surveillance DA62, UAV Corp, COVID Consequences

One YouTube creator has made some waves with his latest video, a quickly edited affair packed with jump cuts, that he says shows his recent cross country flight ending in an ‘unavoidable’ plane crash.The 16-minute video is packed with oddities from the start. It features Jacob flying a 1940 Taylorcraft to spread the ashes of his friend, Johnny Strange, who died in a 2015 wingsuit crash. With his aircraft sporting cameras affixed to the tail, the port wing, and the cabin, Jacob had been filming a supposed cross country. He tells viewers that he always flies with a parachute, sporting a large, sport skydiving rig, before his engine cuts out. He reacts with some profanity, saying the area is surrounded by mountains. Leaving his headset dangling, he slips out of the plane headfirst with his selfie stick recording all the way down... A former corporate aviator was awarded $1.9 million in damages in a court case that saw his termination after he postponed a flight into hurricane activity. His employer said that his failure to fly, when ordered, constituted unjust abandonment of his duties, while he believes his actions were made in the interest of safety. The jury found his evidence convincing, believing he acted in accordance with his duties as the pilot in command. SpaceX has completed a fitting capstone to 2021 as it landed one of its reusable boosters for the 100th time, bringing a Falcon 9 down from its ISS resupply mission to the International Space Station.The rocket completed its ascent, separation, and reentry burn before softly touching down aboard the automated landing target. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 12.29.21 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, December 29th, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Kimberly Kay. Kimberly is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

Viral Wannabe Accused of Crashing Plane for Views
Cincinnati Jury Awards $2 Million To Fired Pilot
SpaceX Lands its 100th Falcon Booster
IAF Bison Claims Another Life
DEA Aviation Receives 10th Surveillance DA62
UAV Corp Opens Space Division
COVID Consequences: NBAA Postpones 2022 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

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