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A Cirrus SR-22, registered to Cirrus Design Corp., crashed Saturday in north-central Minnesota, according to the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department. The aircraft came down in a densely wooded area before 7:00 a.m., scattering debris over several hundred yards...

Banner towers and all other general aviation is banned from a seven-nautical-mile radius of the Super Bowl, up to 18,000 feet, in San Diego Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The TFR will also close nearby Montgomery Field. As bad as that sounds, security officials were pitching a 45-nm radius for the TFR. The banner ban is expected to cost operators millions in lost revenue...

Organizers of the world's biggest military air show have been told to straighten up and fly right. Cotswold District Council in England says it's tired of footing the bill for the problems created by the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford. Extra enforcement and inspections cost about $10,000 U.S. last year. Extra enforcement and inspections cost about $10,000 US last year. Wonder if Cotswold merchants are tired of the money 200,000 Tatoo patrons spread around...

One of Massachusetts's most influential aviation figures is retiring next month. Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission Chairman "Whip" Saltmarsh will preside over his last meeting Feb. 12. Saltmarsh, a non-pilot, has won several national awards for his work on the commission...

If you're in aviation in Australia, this is a meeting you should try to make. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will hold a meeting March 3-5 in Sydney to go over proposed new rules governing flight crew licensing, operations and training. CASA says input from the conference will be taken into consideration in making the final rules.