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August 10, 2010

NATA Remembers Former Senator Ted Stevens

Long Political Career Draws Praise

 A DeHavilland DHC-3T carrying nine people crashed near Dillingham, Alaska, killing former Alaska Senator Theodore "Ted" Stevens and four other people on board and injuring four others, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported today. Former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Sean O'Keefe was also on board the aircraft but survived.

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Massive AK Rescue Effort Under Way For Downed DeHavilland DHC-3T Turboprop

Former Sen. Stevens, Former NASA Admin O'Keefe Reported On Board

ANN is monitoring fast-changing reports of a downed DeHavilland floatplane that went down late Sunday night in IFR conditions. On board were a reported 9 people including retired Republican Senator Ted Stevens and former NASA Boss Sean O'Keefe (now CEO of EADS North America). Early media reports suggest that there are at least 5 fatalities but no IDs have been presented. The trip was being made to transport the party to a fishing lodge.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: ForeFlight's Mobile HD -- Making The iPad A Pilot's Best Friend

Behold... Our Favorite iPad App -- So Far

Sometimes we get dragged kicking and screaming to the game... and some times we arrive rather early... and in the case of the iPad revolution, we can easily boast about being an early adopter... and an unrepentant fan of this 'game-changing' device. My reading habits have changed, my working habits have been modified and my personal and professional life have been aided by this amazing device... and I am assured that we ain't seen nothing yet... and if that future includes truly sublime efforts like ForeFlight's Mobile HD app, then we simply can't wait. We love this thing -- a lot.

Quest Aircraft Undergoes 3rd In Series Of Layoffs

Pioneering Turboprop Tries To Adjust To Tough Market Conditions

ANN has learned that 60 more people have been laid off, as of Monday, in the third of a series of layoffs as the company tightens its belts and works to ride out a tough economy and what has to be a lackluster order book. Quest's Head of Human Resources confirmed the layoffs but refused to go into much detail about the company's state other than to confirm that there are 'still orders on the books' and the company is doing nothing more than "what it has to do to last through this all."

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