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October 26, 2006

Boeing's CH-47F Takes To The Skies

Newest Chinook Features Advanced Cockpit

Boeing representatives tell ANN the first production CH-47F Chinook helicopter successfully completed its first flight October 23 from its Rotorcraft Systems facility in Ridley Park, PA.

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EAA's B-17 Lands Without Incident After Landing Gear Snag

Sticky Main Gear Eventually Cooperates

What could have been a harrowing experience for about 10 passengers riding on the Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" Wednesday morning, instead presented an opportunity for them to spend an extra 30 minutes flying in the skies over Houston... and get a first-hand lesson in troubleshooting.

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Family Reunion Caps Boating Rescue For USAF Rescuers

USAF Pararescue Saves Again

Floating alone in the open water of the Atlantic Ocean for more than 24 hours with nothing more than an orange life vest left Clinton Daughtry nothing but time to think about his life, a life which the 27-year-old now credits to the 920th Rescue Wing. Crews from the Air Force Reserve Command rescue wing were dispatched Oct. 1 to help find him and four other boaters more than 24 hours after they were reported missing Sept. 30, some 15 miles off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.

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