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EAA has confirmed several top acts for its 2008 AirVenture air show. Among those performing will be Sean D. Tucker, Patty Wagstaff, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, the Warbird Spectaculars, Matt Younkin and Kyle Franklin ...

Rob Reider, the voice of numerous air shows as an announcer, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Sword of Excellence by the International Council of Airshows. Reider is also known for his work narrating Sportyís Pilot Shop videos and online products ...

Cessna celebrated the completion of its 8,000th aircraft produced at the Independence, Kan. plant last week. The aircraft, a 182, went to the Civil Air Patrol, one of Cessnaís best customers ...

Herbert Weiss, of Germany, was the glider pilot killed during competition at the FAI World Gran Prix Gliding Championships in New Zealand on Friday. Cause of the crash is being investigated ...

FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell and Pat Forrey, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, met last week to discuss the unionís concerns about safety issues. Another meeting is scheduled for Jan. 3.