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January 28, 2007

Royal Marines Make Daring Rescue Attempt In Afghanistan

Two Strap Onto Apache To Retrieve Fallen Comrade

The comrades of a fallen Royal Marine in Afghanistan strapped themselves to the weapons-support wings of an Apache helicopter Monday in a dramatic recovery, seen on video which continues to amaze people around the world.

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At Least One Lost In Navy Helo Crash Off CA Coast

Search And Rescue Ops Underway For Three Missing Crewmembers

A search-and-rescue operation was underway Saturday to locate three missing sailors following the crash of a Navy MH-60S Friday, 50 miles off the California coast. A fourth sailor died while being treated on the USS Bonhomme Richard, after being pulled alive from the water.

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Aircraft Manufacturers Take Lessons From Auto Industry

Thinking Like Henry Ford... And Toyota

Commercial aircraft manufacturers are taking a lesson from the auto industry in making their operations more efficient and flexible.

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CAF Takes 50th Anniversary Celebration On The Road

Meet Me in Las Vegas

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) marks 50 years of celebrating patriotism and freedom this year with three major events scheduled to celebrate this golden anniversary.

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NASA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Linkup Connects Space To Sea

Ultra Long-Distance Call Between Explorers This Friday

You thought your long-distance charges were high?

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Hey, Up In The Air...

It's A Plane, And It's Landing Here On The Highway!

A 1976 twin-engine Piper Aztec on a test flight from Fort Pierce to St. Petersburg, FL, made an emergency landing on I-75 Friday after both engines lost power, according to television station Tampa Bay 10.

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Diamonds Getting Dearer: Planemaker Announces 2007 Pricing

Orders Before February 26 Beat The Price Increase

Aero-News has learned starting February 26 of this year, it'll cost you a bit more to buy a Diamond piston-engined aircraft.

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'Pilot Error' Not Limited To Manned Aircraft Accidents

Cause Cited In August Predator UAV Crash

Air Force investigators ruled this week that pilot error caused an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle to crash during a training mission at Nevada's Creech AFB last August.

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Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) Part Of Flight Training At Daniel Webster College

New Tool For DWC Flight Instructional Staff

The flight instructional staff at Daniel Webster College (DWC), Nashua, NH, recently implemented a new instructional and learning tool that's no bigger than a book.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

If you’re reading Aero-News, you likely don’t have a fear of flying... but you probably know someone who does.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.28.07): Sea Level Engine

Aero-Terms!

A recip engine which produces the rated Take off power at Sea Level only.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.28.07)

"I don't think it was heroic or dangerous in any way. At the end of the day it's our job to do things like this."

Source: Gary Robinson, one of four Royal Marines who participated in a daring rescue and recovery mission Monday in Afghanistan. The four strapped themselves to the weapons support pylons of two Apache helicopters to ride into a combat zone, to retrieve the body of a fallen comrade.

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IL TFR: 01.30.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/1919 Issue Date: January 26, 2007 at 2202 UTC Location: Peoria, Illinois Beginning Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 1435 UTC Ending Date and Time: January 30, 2007 at 1920 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for VIP (Very Important Person) Movement Type: VIP Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A

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