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October 22, 2008

Matalin and Carville: Political Chatter At NBAA2008... Via Aero-TV!

Powerful Political Duo Sounds Off In Bizjet Land

The hits from NBAA2008 just keep on coming and as soon as business heats up a little in these chilly economic times, we're likely to remember them quite fondly (we hope).

FAA Plan To Narrow Controller Training Draws Fire

Tower, Or TRACON? Some Won't Be Trained In Both

In a move intended to speed training as the agency faces a critical shortage of experienced air traffic controllers, the FAA plans to narrow the training requirements for personnel heading to Memphis and Orlando... a plan the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says could be dangerous.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.08)

Aero-Linx!

The Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. Now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, the USS HORNET is a timeless memorial to those who defended our American values and to those who have pursued America's technological advancements.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.08): Tinsel

Aero-Terms!

RAF airborne jamming device used by wireless operators to transmit engine noise over the German night fighter control frequencies. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.22.08)

"It's deceptive to say you still need a fuel surcharge when aviation fuel prices are down $2 per gallon. It's just wrong."

Source: Robert Menendez, New Jersey's Democrat junior senator. Menendez has sent letters calling on the airlines to discontinue the practice of charging the fees, which were blamed on fuel costs when imposed. He notes the price paid by airlines for jet fuel averaged $2.34 a gallon last week, down 45 percent from an average of $4.33 in July.

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