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October 03, 2008

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Lays Off Workers

Exact Number Unreported; Falloff In Traffic Cited

It's no secret that fewer people are flying today... be it on the airlines, or in their own private or rented aircraft. But that may not be the entire reason why one city has started cutting back its aviation advisory council.

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Intrepid Returns To Her Berth At Pier 86

Two-Year Retrofit For Museum Ship Complete

All told, it was a far smoother journey back home for the USS Intrepid... than the trip out was, almost two years ago.

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Klyde Morris (10.03.08)

The Party Hasn't Stopped Yet At SpaceX...

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Embry-Riddle, Partners To Demo Weather Advisory Info To FAA

New Tools Key To Better Air Traffic Control, Reduced Fuel Use

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced this week it will demonstrate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) its progress in developing air traffic control tools capable of reducing weather-related flight delays, reducing aircraft fuel consumption, and improving the efficiency of flight operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.03.08)

Aero-Linx!

Come join us as we welcome back the USAF Thunderbirds to the 24th annual Ron Carter Wings Over Houston Airshow! This year's array of airshow talent features an impressive parade of modern civilian aerobatic and state-of-the-art military hardware. Watch the precision formation flight of the USAF Thunderbirds. Marvel at the thunderous turns of modern military fighters such as the F-18 and A-10. Thrill to the stomach-wrenching flips of aerobatic pilots with famous names like Sean Tucker, Julie Clark, and John McGillis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.03.08): Simulated Flameout

Aero-Terms!

A practice approach by a jet aircraft (normally military) at idle thrust to a runway. The approach may start at a runway (high key) and may continue on a relatively high and wide downwind leg with a continuous turn to final. It terminates in landing or low approach. The purpose of this approach is to simulate a flameout.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.03.08)

"This is a special moment for all at Viking, and physically represents the many months of hard work by Viking employees since the announcement of Series 400 aircraft program late last year."

Source: David Curtis, president & CEO of Viking Air, speaking after the first flight Wednesday of the company's DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter prototype.

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