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TSA Fires ‘Get Your Freak On’ Screener, America’s Secret UAV Base in Ethiopia: Final Call

TUIfly 737-800 D-ATUC at Hannover

Photo of the Day: A sharp looking TUIfly 737-800 (D-ATUC) at Hannover, Germany. (Photo by Dean Broker)

• The Transportation Security Administration says it has fired the screener who placed an inappropriate note in a female passenger’s luggage when he found her vibrator. [Beta Beat]

• More labor strife affecting Europe’s air sector: This time Air France flight attendants will strike from Saturday through Wednesday, canceling about 20% of the airline’s flights. [NY Times In Transit]

• Jack, the cat who went missing in the American Airlines terminal at JFK Airport two months ago, has been found, hiding in a Customs room. Sadly, he’s now in critical condition with fatty liver disease, which affects cats who haven’t eaten in awhile. [Gothamist]

• The first Naval airship to be commissioned in 50 years was unveiled in New Jersey on Wednesday. [MyCentralJersey.com]

• The FAA has launched a new website for pilots to report laser pointing incidents. [FAA]

• A 9-foot tall, 900-lb bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan will be dedicated at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington next week. [Washington Post]

• America’s secret UAV base in Ethiopia. [Washington Post]

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