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September 09, 2007

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.10.07

Jan Wildbergh is lost during an airshow rehearsal.
The search for Steve Fossett is solving other mysteries.
And, what's really in the cargo hold of your airliner?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.10.07

Jan Wildbergh is lost during an airshow rehearsal.
The search for Steve Fossett is solving other mysteries.
And, what's really in the cargo hold of your airliner?

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller - Bonanzas to LaGuardia! - 09.10.07

Today, I'll talk with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about his offer of aggressive recurrent training, including flights into New York airspace.

FMI:

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Airshow Industry Demands Accuracy From General Media

ICAS's John Cudahy Responds to CNN Air Show Segment

E-I-C Note: The International Council of Air Shows has sent a letter to CNN to protest the shoddy journalism and sensationalistic reporting demonstrated in a September "news" segment that aired on that network.

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Last Two T-38s Get Avionics Upgrade

The Air Force closed another chapter in the T-38 Talon aircraft modification process as the last two upgraded aircraft arrived the end of August at Randolph Air Force Base. The aircraft underwent such a major change that Air Force officials redesignated it the T-38C.

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Cheaper by The Half Dozen? Aegean Airlines Buys A Further Six Airbus A320s

The fast growing Aegean Airlines has ordered six more A320s. This will eventually bring their fleet to 25 A320 Family aircraft. The first new aircraft was delivered earlier this year to the Greek airline. The airline's A320s are powered by IAE V2500 engines, and are equipped with a comfortable two-class layout.

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FAA Announces 2007 Military Airport Program Selections

The FAA tells ANN that it will provide funding to four airports to help them convert from military to civilian use. The airports selected are Portsmouth International Airport, Portsmouth, NH; Sawyer International Airport, Marquette, MI; Plattsburgh International Airport, Plattsburgh, NY; and Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, Killeen, TX.

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NZ's Westpac Rescues Downed Paraglider

A Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a patient to safety, after a paraglider crash Saturday afternoon. A 49yr old Wanganui man was injured when his paraglider crash landed on the beach at Paekakariki, north of Wellington, around 1330 local time.

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Certified: Onboard Systems MD500 Hydraulic Hook

Onboard Systems has certified a new hydraulic cargo hook kit for the MD500 aircraft and will begin production shortly."The legacy hook installed on the MD500 has a history of inadvertent cargo releases, which have been traced back to improper rigging and routing of the manual release cable on this aircraft," said Jason Lemmon, General Manager of Onboard Systems.

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The Airlines Want More of Your Money: ARINC Announces SkyBuy

A 'Giant Leap Forward' for Airline Onboard Sales?

The airlines want more of your money... and are looking for innovative and creative ways to get it. Hence, the ARINC announcement of SkyBuy, touted as 'the first complete in-flight payment and inventory control system designed for passenger cabin sales by airlines, caterers, and onboard retailers.'

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.07)

Aero-Linx!

Dedicated to the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the men who flew her into combat. It is a photographic chronicle of the damage that the "Queen of the Skies" could sustain and still bring her crews home.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.07): Dead Stick Landing

Aero-Terms!

A landing in which the engine is producing no power.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.09.07)

"We help to save thousands of people every year, from premature babies through to elderly patients. Whether undertaking intensive care level medical transport, helping accident victims or rescuing a tramper in the bush, Life Flight has one mission: to help save lives."

Source: Mission statement for the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue helicopter and the Life Flight NZ air ambulance service, based in both Wellington and Auckland (New Zealand)... illustrating just one of the many ways that aviation enriches the lives of the public it serves... and a story that (too) rarely gets told.

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