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December 22, 2009

Georgia Reports Some Aviation Companies Struggling, Some OK

Recent Cessna Closing A Symptom Of Broader Economic Problems

With the recent announcement  that Cessna will close its plant in Columbus, GA ... where the Columbus Jet was to have been built ... aviation companies with operations in Georgia say they are wrestling with some of the worst economic conditions in decades.

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Sorenson Award Goes To K-State's Barnhart

Presented For "Substantial Scholarly Contributions" To Aviation

Kurt Barnhart, professor and head of Kansas State University's Department of Aviation, was awarded the Frank E. Sorenson Award for 2009 by the University Aviation Association.

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Ultralight Teaches Whooping Cranes To Migrate

Aircraft Lead The Way From Wisconsin To Florida

Joe Duff takes the love of wildlife to new heights as co-founder of Operation Migration.

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Chavez: 'Angel Falls' No More

Current Name Honors A U.S. Aviator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he wants to return Angel Falls, the worlds highest waterfall, to its indigenous name of Kerepakupai-Meru. It is  the name used by the indigenous Pemon people of the area.

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Senate Transportation Committee Wants More Scrutiny Of Airman Certificates

Letter Says IG Should Study TSA, FAA Vetting Process

Several Senators have sent  a bipartisan letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding recent reports of individuals with connections to terrorism or criminal activities holding valid Airman Certificates.

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FAA Nixes New ILS At Tulip City

Michigan Airport Will Not Get Grant For ILS Replacement

The FAA has denied a grant requested by Tulip City Airport for  money to replace a 15-year-old ILS system airport officials say is in very poor condition. Airport manager Ron Ludema said the cost of replacing the system is about $1 million.

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