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January 03, 2010

Suspicious Cessna Gets F-15 Escort In Florida

Jets Summoned When Pilot Refused To Comply With ATC

Jean-Claude Courtois took off from BKV Thursday in his newly-purchased Cessna Conquest 425 only to be escorted back down by two F-15s less than an hour later.

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Fifteen Raptors Deploying To Guam

Fifteen F-22 Raptors are scheduled to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in January 2010 for approximately three months. The fighters and associated personnel will deploy from the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

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Suspicious Item Causes Third Incident On Northwest

Holiday Decoration Leads To Unscheduled Stop

Another Northwest Airlines flight had an emergency landing after a suspicious package was found during the flight on Friday morning.

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FAA Puts American Airlines Under Close Scrutiny

Three Incidents In December Leads To Increased Oversight

After having three landing incidents in quick succession, American Airlines (AAL) is now under investigation by the FAA. 

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First Plane To Antarctica Found By Researchers

Aircraft Recovery Attributed To Luck

The fuselage of the first aircraft taken to Antarctica, a Vickers REP Monoplane, was found on Friday by a team from the Mawson's Huts Foundation. 

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Fairchild Metro III Runway Excursion In Kentucky

No Injuries Reported

Locair flight 151 experienced a runway excursion at SME, in Somerset, KY, while inbound from BWI in wintry conditions.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.03.10)

"In situations where there may be several incidents involving a single carrier over a short period of time, FAA inspectors increase their oversight, which we're doing now, and conduct a review of those events to determine whether they might be indicative of a larger issue." Source: FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said in a statement released Friday concerning American Airlines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.03.10): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.03.10)

The Lindbergh Foundation The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, based in Minnesota, that celebrates, advocates and facilitates scientific and technological ingenuity through research, education and special projects.

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AD: McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2009-26-17

MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC- 10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes  

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AD: Engine Componants Inc. (Lycoming)

AD NUMBER: 2009-26-12

MANUFACTURER: Engine Components, Inc. (ECi) Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Assemblies  

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