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December 25, 2009

Classic Aero-TV: Granley Family Airshows - Bud Granley, Creating a Legacy

Granley Describes His Passion for Aviation and Air Show Performance

Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit; after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son Ross.  Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much acclaim among the aerobatic community. 

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Gone West: Columbia Helicopters' Wes Lematta

Columbia Helicopters has notified ANN of the sad news about the passing of Columbia Helicopters’ Founder and Chairman of the Board, Wes Lematta.

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Kyde Morris (12.25.09)

Merry Christmas From Klyde!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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8th Fighter Squadron Flagship Arrives

First Of 20 F-22 Raptors

The 8th Fighter Squadron headquartered at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico received its first of 20 F-22 Raptors December 21.

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LSG SkyChefs Loses 'Approved' Status

Multiple Sanitation Issues Discovered In Denver-Based Operation

US Food and Drug Administration inspectors at LSG SkyChefs, a Denver-based division of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG, reported finding live and dead cockroaches "too numerous to count" in the kitchen and around food preparation areas in a recent visit.

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Korea Coast Guard Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter

First Two Helos Delivered Earlier This Month

The Korean Government has signed a contract for one more AW139 medium-twin helicopter in Maritime Patrol configuration for the Korea Coast Guard, AgustaWestland announced Tuesday.

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Colorado Springs Police Aviation Dept. Permanently Grounded

Helicopters The Victim Of ... You Guessed It ... Budget Cuts

The police department in Colorado Springs, CO  officially decommission its helicopter unit on Tuesday. Officials said there was not enough money to keep the aircraft in the sky.

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Balloon Boy's Father Going To Jail

Mom Will Serve Time Too, And The Pair May Not Capitalize On Their Stunt

48-year-old Richard Heene has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, another 60 days on work-release where he'll return to jail each night, and four years probation. Heene triggered a frantic chase by rescuers October 15th when he said a runaway helium balloon might be carrying his youngest son.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.25.09): NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE PLAN

NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE PLAN An interagency agreement which provides for the effective utilization of all available facilities in all types of search and rescue missions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.25.09)

Aero-Linx: NORAD Tracks Santa For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s Christmas Eve flight...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.25.09)

"We in the police department are frustrated and sad to witness our declining ability to provide the quality of service one should expect in one of America’s top 50 cities." Source: Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers, discussing the police department in Colorado Springs, CO, officially decommission of its helicopter unit. Officials said there was not enough money to keep the aircraft in the sky.

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