ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.24.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.24.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part III -
12.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Jim
Campbell and Paul Plack -- discussing ANN's first ten years of
24/7/365 REALTIME ops)
The Pattillo Brothers Share Their Extraordinary
History and Journey to Oshkosh
Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a
chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which
their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary
opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his
hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the
Pattillo brothers, to Oshkosh 2009.
Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt braved snow,
ice and foggy conditions at North Pole International Airport to
give Santa Claus and his sleigh a thumbs-up for the jolly old
pilot's traditional round-the-world Christmas Eve mission.
FAA Reminds Employees To Act With "Decorum" Following News
After coming to terms with NATCA on a new contract this fall,
the FAA instituted a $5 million training program for 3,600 managers
who will be responsible for its administration. The employees were
sent to Atlanta for four days of meetings.
Delta Airlines Gate Personnel at JFK International Airport had
to call in the New York Port Authority police to help control an
unruly crowd Tuesday, as passengers still stranded by the weekend
blizzard tried to get where they were going.
With the stockings all hung by the chimney with care, you'd
expect us to have a little fun with the season, wouldn't you?
Of course you would. So we'll link you to a lecture
on the topic of whether reindeer can fly by science journalist Roger Highfield. Can reindeer fly?
We'll let you decide.