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November 4, 2011

The Boeing 747-8’s Excellent 47-State Adventure: Final Call

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SilverJet Boeing 767-200ER (N480JC) at Victorville
SilverJet Boeing 767-200ER (N480JC) at Victorville

Photo of the Day: A former SilverJet Boeing 767-200ER (N480JC) at Victorville shortly after the British all-business class carrier folded. (Photo by Tom Alfano)

• Flight Blogger provides a thorough review of the 787 flight experience from the passenger’s seat. [Flight Global]

• Former Minn. Governor Jesse Ventura doesn’t like when TSA checks out “The Body”, so he filed a lawsuit claiming their pat downs amount to unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The suit, filed in a federal district court was thrown out this week, the judge ruling that it should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals instead. [The Associated Press]

• Boeing engineers took a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental over 47 of the continental United States on Tuesday during a 15 hour flight. Sorry, West Virginia, but they missed you. Maybe next time. [Flight Aware]

• Helicopters have transported 19 endangered black rhinos to a new habitat in South Africa. [ABC News]

• A well known Indiana businessman crashed his Eurocopter EC130 in Fort Wayne on Thursday. Neither he nor any of his five passengers were injured.

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