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December 04, 2007

FAA Pay System Still Under Scrutiny, 10 Years Later

Letter To Sturgell, A Look At Pay To Come

A 10-year, performance-based pay system used by the Federal Aviation Administration is still criticized by employees, and may soon be challenged in court.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.04.07)

Aero-Linx!

This site is for veterans, enthusiasts or anyone else interested in aviation insignia of World War II. The goal is to create a collection of images of as many different patterns, sizes and makes of the wings worn by these valiant people.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.04.07): Foehn Wind

Aero-Terms!

A warm, dry wind blowing down the slope of a mountain. The Chinook, in the Rocky Mountains, is one of many local names given to Foehn winds. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.07)

"As you can see, although the Cessna acquisition of Columbia Aircraft's assets has provided a happy ending for some, there are a few big losers who deserved a better fate. One group I left off the winner's list is the manufacturing workers of Columbia Aircraft who have been jerked back and forth like puppets over the past eight months. Not only will almost all of these workers obtain jobs (and job security) with Cessna but their ownership promises more jobs to come in Central Oregon. That's a real Christmas present for some dedicated people who can really use it."

Source: Rich Belzer, former VP of Sales for Columbia Aircraft company, in his summary of the "winners and losers" in the bankruptcy auction sale of Columbia to Cessna Aircraft Compan

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