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December 26, 2006

UK Company Asks For Proposals To Modify Loran Stations

'eLoran' Considered As Backup For ADS-B

Although global positioning system technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, pilots shouldn't toss out their old Loran receivers just yet. A British company's efforts to retain and modify the system as a backup for GPS is receiving careful scrutiny in the US, as well.

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C414 Down Near Atlanta, Three Lost

Officials Report Fog In Area

Firefighters report at least three people were killed after a Cessna 414 Chancellor crashed on approach to Briscoe Field, outside Atlanta, GA Monday night.

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ERAU Begins Cleanup, Recovery From Christmas Tornado

A Christmas Afternoon tornado, spawned by an aggressive line of thunderstorms (some of the worst we've felt in months as they came over ANN HQ - E-I-C), has done extensive damage to the Daytona Beach International Airport, and most specifically, at least 50 of some 65 aircraft reported by officials at ERAU. Damage includes aircraft that had been ripped loose from tie-downs, flipped over in the winds and several with wings that were literally torn from the aircraft. 

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Airspace Violations Over NYC Increase In 2006

Schumer Says FAA "Needs To Tighten Up Its Ship"

The New York Post reports 2006 was a bad year when it came to pilots violating restricted airspace over the city, with the number of incidents rising 42 percent compared to 2005.

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Pilot, Dog OK After Aerocomp Ditches Near Merritt Island

Newly-Built Plane's Engine Quit Near Airport

A pilot completing one of the final test flights of his newly-built Aerocomp 7SL turboprop wound up going for a swim last week, after the plane suffered an engine failure near the Merritt Island (FL) Airport.

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EAA Plans 'Ski-In' At Pioneer Airport

Snow, Or No Snow...

It's a safe bet that when it comes to January in Wisconsin, there will be plenty of snow on the ground... but even if the ground is dry, the Experimental Aircraft Association won't let that get in the way of a festive fly-in on the grounds of Wittman Field.

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