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December 29, 2012

Robinson Offers Reward For Location Of Accident Aircraft Rotor Blades

R22 Went Down In Tampa Bay Near Apollo Beach, FL

Robinson Helicopter Company hopes the public will be able to help in the location of some critical evidence connected with an accident which occurred last month in Florida.

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Pilot In Minnesota Fatal Accident Continued VFR Into IFR Conditions

NTSB Probable Cause Report Indicates The Plane Broke Apart In Flight

This could be described as the very epitome of an avoidable accident. The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident which occurred near Glencoe, MN March 21st in which a Beechcraft Bonanza went down, resulting in the fatal injury of the three people and three dogs on board.

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Los Angeles Aviation Mechanics School Facing Closure

Forty-One-Year-Old Program May Fall Victim To Shrinking Budgets

The aviation mechanics school operating from a hangar at Van Nuys Airport in suburban Los Angeles is facing the threat of closure unless the Los Angeles Unified School District can find the money to keep it going.

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Gone West: Gerry Anderson

Creator Of The Cult British TV Classic 'Thunderbirds'

He called his method of production "Supermarionation", and his principal characters were all marionettes. Employing the puppets and scale models, Garry Anderson created a cult television classic "Thunderbirds" which ran for two seasons on Britain's ITV, and later became a staple on Saturday mornings in U.S. syndication. Anderson died Wednesday at the age of 83.

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Appeals Court Upholds Decision In Favor Of Cirrus In Lidle-Stanger Lawsuit

Lower Court Excluded Certain Evidence That Led To Judgment In Favor Of The Planemaker

The Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's jury finding in favor of Cirrus Design Corporation in a case stemming from an accident that fatally injured New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and flight instructor Tyler Stanger in 2006.

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Southwest Airlines Jet Misses Taxiway At Long Island McArthur

No Injuries Reported When Plane Took A Wrong Turn In The Rain

A Southwest flight with 129 passengers and five crew on board took a detour on departure from Long Island's McArthur Airport on its way to Tampa in the dark and rain early Thursday morning. That detour was off the taxiway and into muddy grass.

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Florida Fatal Accident Investigation May Focus On Fuel

Fatally Injured  53-Year-Old Inventor Had Retired At 38

The 53-year-old inventor of such products as disposable diapers with elastic side panels and an oil-spill cleanup system was fatally injured in a Christmas Eve accident in central Florida. His wife, also 53, broke both of her ankles when the Navajo Chieftain they were flying went down.

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Boeing Partners With Emirates, Nonprofit To Deliver Relief Supplies

Flights Carrying Humanitarian Aid To Bangladesh

Boeing has partnered with Emirates and the nonprofit organization, SpaandanB, to transport relief supplies to people in Bangladesh onboard the airlines’ newly-delivered 777-300ER (Extended Range.) Bangladeshi employees at Boeing, working on behalf of SpaandanB, volunteered time and collected 901 boxes of donated supplies which were then transported to Boeing in Everett, WA. for the delivery flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.29.12)

"We just taxied right off the taxiway and into the grass here. Right off Sierra and before Alpha.” Source: liveatc.net recording of the pilot of Southwest Flight 4695 that missed a turn onto a taxiway and got stuck in the mud.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.29.12): Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP)

Developed by ICAO to cover all technical and operational aspects of international civil aviation, such as safety, personnel licensing, operation of aircraft, aerodromes, air traffic services, accident investigation and the environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.29.12)

Custer Channelwing

The saga of the Custer Channelwing is probably the most interesting of all V/STOL aircraft. It is without doubt, the oldest ongoing saga in aviation.

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