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September 11, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.11.07

The Reason Foundation's Robert Poole, On The Impact Of Privatization

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.11.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.11.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Impact Of Privatization -- 09.11.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Robert Poole of The Reason Foundation.)

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EASA Issues 2006 Safety Review

Notes High Level Of Aviation Safety In Europe

The European Aviation Safety Agency's 2006 Annual Safety Review highlights the significant improvements achieved in aviation safety in recent years. Worldwide, 2006 saw the lowest number of fatal accidents (42) to fixed wing aircraft in public transportation within the last decade (1997-2006).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

Arguably the first homebuilt airplane, the "Flying Flea" was introduced in 1934. It was successfully demonstrated by its designer/builder, Henri Mignet, and with the publication (in book form) of the plans and instructions soon hundreds of Flying Fleas were being built in homes across Europe and the United States.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.11.07): Eddy

Aero-Terms!

A local irregularity of wind (or water) in a larger scale wind (or water) flow. Small scale eddies produce turbulent conditions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.11.07)

"People don't think flying is a whole lot of fun anymore."

Source: Charles "Duffy" Mees, chief information officer for JetBlue Airways Corp. Last week's Check-In 2007, a two-day conference for airlines and airport officials at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, focused on ways the industry can make air travel run a bit more smoothly and be a bit more -- dare we say it? -- pleasant. One plan under consideration... creating a "self-service" airport experience for passengers printing boarding passes and checking baggage.

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