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September 24, 2006

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.25.06

Four saved after a Cirrus chute deployment in the Caribbean...

A pilot missing for a week is found dead in New Brunswick...

And three people are dead after an air accident at an air

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ANN Special Feature: Micco Aircraft Company President Dewitt Beckett 09.25.06

It was a unique experiment in aviation -- a tribe of Native Americans manufacturing a certified sport plane. The Micco SP-26 and its little brother... the SP-20... were hailed for their handling ch

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.25.06

Four saved after a Cirrus chute deployment in the Caribbean...

A pilot missing for a week is found dead in New Brunswick...

And three people are dead after an air accident at an air

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Another Cirrus 'Chute Save

Four Survive Crash In Jamaica

A Cirrus SR20 went down in the hills east of Kingston, Jamaica on Friday. The four occupants escaped serious injury thanks to the aircraft's installed Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.

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Should Boeing Build A Fence?

America's Premier Aircraft Builder Goes To Ground

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded an industry team led by Boeing the contract to provide border security under the technology component of the department's Secure Border Initiative (SBI), SBInet.

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Missing VariViggen Pilot Found Dead In New Brunswick

Pilot Dead, Plane Destroyed

Men working in the woods about 10 miles east of Plaster Rock, NB, Canada discovered airplane wreckage and the body of Matthias Pallasch late Friday afternoon.

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Private Space Industry Prepares To Fire Up In NM

Rocket Set To Launch Monday From Spaceport Site

UP Aerospace is set to launch a rocket from Upham, NM, future home of a planned state-built $225 million spaceport.

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Experimental Aircraft Down In Missouri

Fatal Accident Claims One

A single-engine experimental Q2 enroute to a Quickie fly-in crashed shortly after departure from the Taney County Airport in Point Lookout, MO on Friday killing the pilot.

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Helicopter Missing In Nepal

Fate Of 24 Occupants Unknown

A helicopter with 24 people aboard is missing in a remote region of Nepal. Operated by Sri Airlines, the chopper, returning to Suketar from Ghunsa, disappeared Saturday morning.

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A New Order For Airbus

Good News Amid Trying Times For Beleaguered Manufacturer

Russia's OAO Transaero airline made a preliminary order for eight A330-200 aircraft on Friday.

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NBAA Establishes Humanitarian Award

Honors Humanitarian Leaders in Business Aviation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the establishment of the NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award on Friday.

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Former Pan Am Employees To Receive Surprise Payout

Former Employees To Get Final Check

When Pan Am shut its doors in Dec 1991 after declaring bankruptcy 11 months earlier, many of its 15,000 employees were still owed for wages and unused leave. In a surprise move, Pan Am announced a decision to send them each one last check.

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FAA Ops Supervisor Under Scrutiny

Congresswoman Asks For Investigation

Colorado Representative Marilyn Musgrave has asked the FAA's Marion Blakey to personally investigate sexual harassment allegations against an FAA supervisor.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (09.24.06): Deviation

Aero-Tips!

Need to steer around a cumulus build-up while on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan? Air Traffic Control (ATC) is usually quite willing to let you deviate as requested, if you ask in a way they understand and provide some basic information they can use to predict where you'll be so they can route you around other traffic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.06)

Aero-Linx!

Have a sticky situation that you can’t seem to get a handle on? This to That can help.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.06): Sesquiplane

Aero-Terms!

An airplane with two wings (two pairs) where one, often the lowest is significantly smaller than the other in span or chord.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.06)

"This is about as final as it can get."

Source: Walter Curchack, attorney with law firm Loeb & Loeb. Curchack was referring to Pan Am's final act which will be to distribute  $31 million among its 15,000 former employees.  The money is a settlement from Pan Am's law suit against the Libyan government for Libya's part in the Pan Am flight 103 bombing. Pan Am folded a few years after the bombing, owing many of its 15,000 employees for unpaid wages and unused leave.

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