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September 28, 2011

NY City Has Built Elite Counter-Terrorism Unit

Police Commissioner Says He Could 'Take Down A Plane'

In Sunday night's episode of the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the city's own counter-terrorism force even has the ability to take down a plane, if necessary.

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Toy R/C Helo Used For Smuggling

Thai Police Say Mission Was To Get Phones Into Prison Yard

Here's more evidence that crooks are exploiting cheap R/C helicopter technology at least as quickly as law enforcement officials. In Thailand, officials report a toy helicopter was being used to smuggle seven mobile phones, four satellite mobile phones, a number of SIM cards, eight mobile phone batteries and other phone parts to inmates in Khaobin Central Prison.

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Aero-TV: AEM Corporation -- New Life/Name For A Proven Company

Building Market Share In The Depths Of The Recession

The company that started as Northern Airborne Technology was bought by Cobham about 15 years ago, and as part of that move, decided to consolidate much of its manufacturing back into the U.S. But a few divisions, such as AEM, stayed home in Canada.

GOP: Obama Killing Aviation

Kansas Congressman Betting On Political Value In Opposing User Fees

The Obama administration's pandering to those who don't understand the role of business aviation in the economy is finally getting the attention of the general media, and Republicans are catching on that there may be political points to be scored in standing behind the industry.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.28.11)

“We all know the risks, especially because there is a liability release on the back of the tickets.” Source: 22-year-old Eric Behne, whose girlfriend was injured when Jimmy Leeward's plane went down at Reno.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.11): Wind Shear Escape

An unplanned abortive maneuver initiated by the pilot in command (PIC) as a result of onboard cockpit systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.11)

DC-9 Cockpit Restoration

This site will follow the restoration of Ship 9912, a former Northwest Airlines DC-9-31 airplane. Restoration of the instrument panel of Ship 9912 began in earnest in February 2009. Work on the cockpit is being done primarily by volunteers.

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