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January 24, 2007, 11:11 AM

Able Flight awarded scholarships to Brad Jones and Stephany Glassing. Jones and Glassing became paralyzed as the result of separate automobile accidents.

January 24, 2007, 11:05 AM

William Horn Jr. a retired air force colonel, NBAA employee and aviation consultant, died on December 14. He was 85.

January 24, 2007, 10:59 AM

Kerry Trosper was named general manager for Landmark Aviation’s Wichita Falls, Texas FBO. He was most recently line service manager at Kerrville Aviation in Kerrville, Texas. James Wilson was named general manager of the Dulles, Va. location.

January 24, 2007, 10:19 AM

Bell OH-58A, St. Augustine, Fla., June 29, 2005–The compressor section of the Bell’s engine failed for undetermined reasons, the NTSB said, causing the loss of engine power during initial climb.

January 24, 2007, 10:17 AM

Bell 206B JetRanger, Bonifay, Fla., Feb. 5, 2005–The NTSB determined the probable cause of the crash of the Lance Aviation JetRanger on takeoff was the commercial pilot’s failure to maintain a climb after takeoff and his continued descent. A factor was the dark night.

January 24, 2007, 10:16 AM

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Parker, Colo., Aug. 4, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the commercial pilot’s failure to fly a stabilized instrument approach at night.

January 24, 2007, 10:12 AM

Cessna 208 Caravan, Winnipeg, Canada, Oct. 6, 2005–The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) found that, although the Morningstar Air Express Caravan took off clean, its performance diminished as ice built on its critical surfaces. Moderate icing was forecast for the area.

January 24, 2007, 10:11 AM

Bell 206B JetRanger, Boulder City, Nev., Nov. 11, 2006–The commercial pilot of Jet-Ranger N59571 was preparing for a local tour flight at a privately owned heliport at the Hacienda Hotel. He started the helicopter, did a runup and performed preflight checks.

January 24, 2007, 10:10 AM

Cessna 425, Menominee, Mich., Dec. 5, 2006–The pilot of the Conquest I told the NTSB that he landed and taxied onto the airport terminal ramp at Menominee normally. He brought the props into the Beta (reverse) range while taxiing to control speed.

January 24, 2007, 10:08 AM

Raytheon Premier I, Deauville, France, Dec. 6, 2006–The Spanish-registered Premier, owned and operated by Gestair Executive Jet, overran the runway on landing at Deauville Saint-Gatien Airport. No injuries or serious damage to the airplane were reported.

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