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November 26, 2008

NTSB Releases Prelim On Tallahassee SR22 Fatal

Plane Fell Over 200 Feet Within Seconds Before Impact

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report on the November 13 downing of a Cirrus SR22 in Tallahassee, FL. As ANN reported, the two persons onboard the aircraft were killed when the plane impacted a residential neighborhood two miles from Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) while on an instrument approach to the airport; three persons on the ground were also injured.

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ESMA Aviation Academy Orders Mechtronix Flight Trainers

Two Ascent Systems To Be Configured For DA-42

Mechtronix Systems is proud of its place as the fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in the world... and the company continues to look higher. This week, the company announced the purchase by ESMA Aviation Academy for two Ascent Flight Trainers.

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Aero-TV: Leadership by Example -- Barrington Irving Inspires

Where Will The Aviators Of Tomorrow Come From? Here's One Flyer Trying to Affect Our Future... Positively

He's made quite a name for himself in his 25 years... and we surely haven't heard the last of this aviator. Barrington Irving is reportedly the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. He is also the first African American and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. He accomplished his amazing adventure in a Columbia 400 named the "Inspiration."

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Cirrus Furloughs Workers Through End Of Year

Production 'Significantly Reduced' Ahead Of 2009

The tough times continue for workers at Cirrus Design... but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The Duluth, MN-based planemaker told employees Tuesday that total aircraft production for the month of December would be significantly reduced. As a result, a number of production-line employees will be subject to short-term furloughs at its Duluth, MN, and Grand Forks, ND facilities.

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AOPA's Incoming President Meets With Obama Transition Team

Urges Administration To Take Action On Key GA Issues

During a November 24 meeting with President-elect Barack Obama's Department of Transportation transition team, AOPA President-elect Craig Fuller wasted no time letting the incoming administration know that aviation needs to be a top priority.

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Woman Killed In Bizarre Hangar Door Accident

Metal Section Falls While Closing

An employee with a Gainesville, FL fixed-base operator was killed Monday, when a sliding metal hangar door apparently separated from its tracks as she was closing it.

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