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February 04, 2007

Windshield Failure Results In Dramatic King Air B200 Emergency

King Air Suffers Severe Damage After Depressurization Accident

The partial failure of a windshield and the rapid decompression of the cabin nearly resulted in the total loss of a King Air and its crew over the weekend. While details are coming mostly from general media reports for the moment, video of the aircraft and its emergency landing have provided significant evidence that an inflight failure of the aircraft resulted in a rapid, and possibly uncontrolled descent that nearly caused the aircraft, a Raytheon King Air B200, to break apart.

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Dreamliner Bird Strike Test Results In Small Crack On Horizontal Stab

Boeing Says Development Test Not Part Of Certification Program

Acknowledging that its 787 Dreamliner sustained a crack in the horizontal tail section during a recent bird strike test, Boeing spokespeople were quick to rally around its newest aircraft project, contending that the episode was just a standard event in the development of a new aircraft.

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Students, Educators And Aviation Come Together

Opening Eyes And Opportunities

Using a two-pronged approach, San Fernando Valley school educators and students participated in an introduction to aviation-related careers, opportunities, and resources at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) Friday.

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National Museum Of The US Air Force Celebrates Black History Month

Highlights Contributions From Prominent Black Personnel

As part of the National Museum of the US Air Force's celebration of Black History Month, exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of and contributions from America's black aviators are featured throughout February.

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Boom Times Coming To Middle East Business Aviation

UAE Official To MEBA Conference

Cooperation is the word for Middle East civil aviation authorities in adapting to the booming Middle East business aviation, according to a senior United Arab Emirate government official, local media reported Friday.

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Republic SeaBee Makes Hard Landing In SoCal

Loses Propeller Mid-Flight Over San Diego County

The propeller from a vintage Republic RC-3 SeaBee amphibian fell off about half an hour after it took off from a public airfield 10 miles east of San Diego, CA Friday, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane was en route to Lake Mead, NV, and made a hard landing in a rural area.

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Daniel Webster College Taps New Aviation Chair

Nashua, NH, College Brings Drew Bedson Aboard

There’s a new Aviation Division chair in town, and his name is John “Drew” Bedson, from Peachtree City, GA. Bedson joined Daniel Webster College last month.

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Columbia Space Shuttle Tragedy Memorialized

Columbia Memorial Space Science and Learning Center To Be Built

The seven crew-members of the Columbia Space Shuttle who lost their lives four years ago, February 1, 2003, will be honored with a Space Science and Learning Center to be built in Downey, CA.

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Paper Airplane 'Toss' Enhances Anti-Drug Message

Saturday's "Big Game" In Green Bay

Okay, so the Packers aren't in Sunday's Big Game, just like 30 other NFL teams, but Green Bay fans had the opportunity Saturday to travel to Lambeau Field anyway, for what can only be called The Great Paper Airplane Toss.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

Wanna know where to go to find aviation-related "stuff" to buy, be it aircraft parts, magazines, or even complete aircraft? Where do you normally go to seek out "stuff" you want to buy online? Yes, it's eBay.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.04.07): G-LOC

Aero-Terms!

G-induced Loss of Consciousness, due to g-forces moving blood away from the brain, or moving excess blood toward the brain. Don’t try this at home!

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.04.07)

"We were both getting drunk really fast. I remember thinking, really slowly, 'Hey, I'm not getting any oxygen, what's wrong here?' But I was so loony already at that point I couldn't even solve the problem if it could be solved. I just sort of thought to myself, 'I've got to hurry,' but everything was fading." Source: King Air Pilot Sheldon Stone, describing a rapid cabin depressurization accident that severely damaged the King Air 200 he was flying. 

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