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January 25, 2009

One Fatality, One Injured In Remos Downing At Sebring

Plane Was Part Of Flight Of Two

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 01.25.09 0850 EST: Officials have confirmed one fatality in a Sunday morning takeoff accident at Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Sebring, FL.

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Airola Subject Of Federal Investigation

Former SSH Owner Now Deputy In Texas

The saga of former Silver State Helicopters owner Jerry Airola has a new chapter. KLAS-8 in Las Vegas reports the Nevada expatriate is now the focus of a federal investigation into a number of suspect business dealings.

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Schrenker: 'I Have No Memory Of' Plane Bailout

Says He's Under Psychiatric Care, Medication

Well, here's one way to use your one phone call when in prison. Embattled financial advisor and aspiring escape artist Marcus Schrenker called the New York Post from jail this week, telling the paper he cannot remember calling in a false distress call and then parachuting out of his Piper PA-46 Meridian over Alabama earlier this month.

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NTSB: Second A320 Engine Shows Evidence Of Bird Impact Damage

Both Turbofans Will Be Shipped For Forensic Analysis

The following is an update on the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of US Airways flight 1549, which ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

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Lancets Project Probes Supersonic Shockwaves

Program Aims To Quiet Supersonic Transition

NASA is concluding a series of flight tests to measure shock waves generated by an F-15 jet, in an effort to validate computer models that could be used in designing quieter supersonic aircraft.

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Dallas Love Field To Receive Major Revamp

Airier Design, Better Restrooms Priorities For $519 Million Project

One of the most storied airfields in the country will soon receive a badly-needed makeover. Dallas Love Field will soon undergo a $519 million modernization program, managed in large part by the airport's largest tenant, Southwest Airlines.

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Royce Honored By International Council Of Air Shows

Receives 2008 Sword Of Excellence

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) recently presented Ralph Royce with its most prestigious award, the 2008 Sword of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding service, individual achievement and personal contributions to the air show industry.

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NOAA-N Prime Ready For Launch February 4

Delta II Ready To Go On Vandenberg Pad

The launch of the NOAA-N Prime polar-orbiting weather satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4.

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Jean Kayanakis Named VP, Falcon Worldwide Spares

Started 20 Years Ago As Rafale Fighter Engineer

Aero-News has learned Jean Kayanakis was recently named Vice President, Falcon Worldwide Spares for Dassault Falcon. Kayanakis was previously Director, Eastern Hemisphere Spares. He replaces Frank Youngkin who was promoted Vice President, Western Hemisphere Customer Service in April of 2008.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.25.09)

Aero-Linx!

Artistic and with unbounded enthusiasm, Roy Chadwick embraced aviation as it began in 1903. He was the fifth generation of engineers in the Chadwick family.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.25.09): Caldera

Aero-Terms!

A large, basin-shaped volcanic depression that is more or less circular in form. Most volcanic calderas are produced by collapse of the roof of a magma chamber due to removal of magma by voluminous eruptions or subterranean withdrawal of the magma, although some calderas may be formed by explosive removal of the upper part of a volcano.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.25.09)

"I have no memory of any of it -- not going to the airport, being in the air, nothing. It's just crazy. I've never even jumped out of a plane before. I sit here and stare and the walls and wonder what happened and say, 'How did I get here?'."

Source: Marcus Schrenker, as quoted by the New York Post. The embattled investment banker and aspiring escape artist called the paper from jail this week, saying he cannot remember calling in a false distress call and then parachuting out of his Piper PA-46 Meridian over Alabama earlier this month.

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