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August 09, 2008

Garmin's SVT Approved For Installation On Mooneys

Latest Application For Synthetic Vision Technology

The latest addition to Garmin's ubiquitous G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) has been approved for installation in Mooney Acclaims and Ovations by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Officials Want Answers In Citation Vs. Lawn Tractor Accident

Landing Jet Struck Mower At RDG Last Weekend

It could have been a lot worse... though as it stands, there are many questions to be answered regarding the ground collision last weekend between a Cessna Citation jet and a mowing tractor at Reading Regional Airport (RDG) in Pennsylvania.

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NTSB: Accident Helo Struck Trees On Takeoff

Nine Lost In S-61 Downing

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say they're a little closer to determining the sequence of events that led to the fatal downing of a firefighting helicopter in California this week.

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Here's One Less AAdvantage To Flying American Airlines

Carrier To Start Charging For Redeemed Miles

There's another new fee to tell you about, if you're traveling on American Airlines. Effective October 1, anyone hoping to redeem AAdvantage frequent-flier miles for upgrades or free trips will need to spend $50 for the privilege.

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It's A Hassle... But At Least It's Free

JetBlue Asks Passengers For Help Trying Out New Terminal

It won't be the most thrilling airline trip out there... but at least the price is right. JetBlue Airways says it will offer 1,000 of its frequent flyers the chance to try out the airline's new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, free of charge.

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BTS Report Shows Americans Divided on Airplane Cell Phone Use

Not Surprisingly, Older Flyers More Likely To Be Opposed To Idea

Americans are divided on whether cell phones should be allowed during flights, with people age 65 and older more likely to oppose their use than those between 18 and 34, according to a new Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) special report using survey data on opinions about the transportation system.

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Fly History, LLC Announces Warbird Aircraft Training And Flying Club

Members To Have Access To Military Trainers For Solo Use

Fly History, LLC announced the debut of their new membership program this week, making it possible for everyday pilots to train-in, qualify and have solo access to a variety of historic military trainer aircraft in a club-like setting. Qualified members have unlimited access to utilize the aircraft for both training and pleasure excursions without the cost, risk and maintenance hassles associated with direct ownership.

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Qantas Announces A380 Delivery Date

Airline To Receive First Superjumbo On September 19

It looks like the first Airbus A380 for Qantas Airways will be a late-summer arrival. The Australian flag carrier announced Friday it will receive its first superjumbo during a September 19 delivery ceremony in Toulouse.

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NATO Forces Closer To Attaining C-17s

Sharing Program Gives 14 Nations Access To Heavy-Lifters

Affectionately named the "Moose," the C-17 cargo aircraft is close to finding a new home at Papa Air Base, Hungary. After years of planning, 14 NATO members and partners are only a few signatures away from gaining access to three C-17s to share for their national requirements, to include NATO missions in Afghanistan.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.09.08)


Welcome to Airline Timetable Images, a site devoted to the collecting of airline timetables. Here you will find cover images of many timetables, both old and new. The majority consists of system timetables from the collections of Björn Larsson and David Zekria, but many are contributions from other collectors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.09.08): Waypoint


A predetermined geographical position used for route/instrument approach definition, progress reports, published VFR routes, visual reporting points or points for transitioning and/or circumnavigating controlled and/or special use airspace, that is defined relative to a VORTAC station or in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.09.08)

"He was most fortunate. It was an amazing accident."

Source: NTSB investigator Daniel Bartlett, speaking of the driver of a mowing tractor that was struck last weekend by a landing Cessna Citation on a runway at Reading Regional Airport (RDG) in Pennsylvania. No one was injured in the collision.

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