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December 23, 2006

Vintage P-51 Down Near Rexburg, ID

Pilots Walks Away From Crash Landing On Highway Median

A WWII-era P-51D Mustang crash-landed on the median of Highway 20 near Rexburg, ID on Thursday.

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Authorities Expand Search For Missing Plane

Area Now Includes 1800 Square Miles Near Globe, AZ

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 12.23.06 08:00 EST: An SR-22 missing since Monday remains the focus of a search underway since Tuesday in southwest Arizona.

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South Carolina C-340 Crash Claims Four

Aircraft Found In River Near Charleston

A Cessna 340 with four aboard crashed in the Stono River near Charleston, SC yesterday killing all aboard.

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Comair Given Go Ahead To Impose Cuts On Pilot Union

Judge Says Airline Can Scrap Labor Contract

A federal bankruptcy court Judge Thursday gave Comair permission to discard its labor contract and impose wage and benefit cuts on its 1,500 pilots.

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Flight Design Delivers Over 200 For 2006

Popular German LSA Has Bright Future

European light-sport aircraft (LSA) manufacturer Flight Design of Echterdingen, Germany produced more than 200 of its popular CT (Composite Technology) aircraft in 2006.

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Boeing Gives Back To Puget Sound Communities

Washington-Based Employees Spread Holiday Cheer

Boeing's more than 68,000 Puget Sound area employees have opened their hearts and wallets to provide more than a little Spirit of the Holidays for thousands of people in need, including seniors and families.

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Cessna Sells Trainers On The Continent

European Flight Schools Opt For C-172s

ANN has learned Cessna has made a deal with four European flight schools. Each is upgrading its training fleet with new Cessna 172 Skyhawks.

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Alaskan Pilot Convicted In Odd Assault Case

We've Heard Of Road Rage, But Air Rage?

Alaskan pilot Edward Byron Lamb, 38, was convicted last Tuesday of several felony counts of assault with a dangerous instrument -- his Super Cub.

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NASA'S KSC Helping Santa On Christmas

New Radar To Help Locate Missing Presents

The Debris Imaging Radar System, used during the night launch of NASA's space shuttle mission STS-116, is a new system at Kennedy Space Center in Florida NASA will make available to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

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MACTS Annual Event To Be Held Next Month

Annual Show Features Aviation Clinics And Displays

The Midwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show (MACTS) will be held  January 19-21, 2007 at the newly-renovated Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.23.06): Handling, Servicing and Maintenance


Want to know all the little things needed to keep an airplane in good shape? Want to keep overall costs down by maintaining the airplane, instead of waiting for something to break and suffering inconvenience and cost? Get to know Section 8 of your POH.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.23.06)


Most of us remember the Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr. movie from 1990 but here’s a site on the real Air America.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.23.06): 'Tourinaut'


New word coined by ANN's Aleta Vinas, for the civilian non-pilot passengers who can afford to pay for a trip into space or otherwise wrangle a ride by being an "important" government official but not fly themselves.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.23.06)

"Comair presented lengthy testimony and many exhibits proving that its pilot costs are not competitive. ALPA does not dispute that Comair's pilots have long been and are the highest paid in the industry."

Source: The statement of a federal bankruptcy court Judge, who on Thursday, gave Comair permission to discard its labor contract and impose wage and benefit cuts on its 1,500 pilots.

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