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September 20, 2008

Four Lost In Learjet 60 Takeoff Downing

Survivors Include Former Blink-182 Drummer

Details are sketchy about the circumstances surrounding the Friday night downing of a Learjet 60 business jet on takeoff from Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) in South Carolina... but we do know that both of the business jet's pilots were lost in the accident, as were two of the four passengers onboard.

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Great War Aerodrome Takes Off With First-Ever Fly-In

Event At Campbell Field Drew Those Interested In WWI Aviation

Organizers of a first-ever fly-in event tell ANN a great time was had by all, as Great War Aerodrome hosted its fly-in on September 13-14 at Campbell Field (9VG), on the eastern shore of Virginia.

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Aviation History Meets The 21st Century At Detroit Metro

Yankee Air Museum's B-25D, C-47 First Planes To Arrive At DTW's New Terminal

Celebrating Southeast Michigan's newest airport facility, as well as the region's enormous contribution to aviation history, the first aircraft to land at Detroit Metro Airport's new north terminal were two World War II-era warbirds.

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Guard Unit Prepares For Predator Training Operations

163rd Reconnaissance Wing To Train Next Generation Of UAV Pilots

Having successfully surpassed two years of combat operations flying the MQ-1 Predator, the nation's first Air National Guard Predator unit is poised to spread its history-making wings again. With only minor details remaining, the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing is ready to begin training the Air Force's next generation of unmanned aerial system warriors.

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FAA Says It's Working To Preserve Nation's Airspace

'Stop Light' Web Site Shows Where It's Safe To Erect Wind Turbines

The FAA says it is making sure the nation's airspace is preserved and protected, amidst competing demands to use this precious resource.

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Lockheed Martin Supports First Successful Int'l PAC-3 Missile Test

JASDF System Intercepts Target From White Sands Missile Range

Lockheed Martin and Airmen of the Japanese Self Defense Force successfully supported the first international PAC-3 Missile flight test Wednesday at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The test was an engagement against a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target, which was intercepted and destroyed by a PAC-3 Missile delivered to the Japan Self Defense Force.

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Virginia Department of Aviation Receives IS-BAO Certification

First State-Run Flight Operations Dept. To Earn Rating

The Virginia Department of Aviation tells ANN it has become the first state-operated flight operations department to receive a certification known as the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).

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J.A. Air Center Relocating To Aurora Municipal Airport

New Location To Serve Chicagoland Fliers

A move and major expansion is nearing completion at J.A. Air Center. The longtime West Chicago (DPA)-based service company is moving to Chicagolands Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR)... which lies just outside Chicago's Class B airspace, but still has direct "no stoplights" tollway access to the Chicago Loop.

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Embraer Details New Management Plans

BoD Approves Changes Effective January 2009

Embraer's Board of Directors, in a meeting held on September 12, approved the planning for the following changes in the Company's organizational structure, effective January 1, 2009.

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BBA Aviation Appoints Clarke Mouncher As Global Program Director

To Be Responsible For All Rolls-Royce 250 Activity

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) recently appointed Clarke Mouncher Global Program Director Rolls-Royce 250 for all of ERO's RR250 activities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.08)


If you know the name of the first woman to fly solo around the world, you’re ahead of most people. By the way, if you thought it was Amelia Earhart, you’re incorrect. The distinction belongs to Jerrie Mock, a 38 year old mother of three, who accomplished the feat in 1964.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.08): TRACON


Terminal Radar Control Facility. A terminal ATC facility that uses radar and non-radar capabilities to provide approach control services to aircraft arriving, departing, or transiting airspace controlled by the facility.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.20.08)

"Economic Reasons..."

Source: Florida air-taxi provider and FAA NextGen development partner DayJet... which gave this explanation for the parking of all but one of its 28 planes Friday, leaving DayJet's future very much in doubt.

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