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  • Controlled Flight Into Terrain; an unintentional crash of a functioning aircraft while still under control of the pilot.


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  • In reality, this should be called a CFIT accident.


  • Such type of aircrashes were so common that in the 80s and 90s that an acronym CFIT - Controlled Flight Into Terrain was created to describe it.

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  • CFIT has essentially alleged that ICANN is a private standards-setting body akin to the NFPA. 9th Cir Revives .com Anti-Trust Case

  • At CFIT, like other programs, people are encouraged to take on increasingly difficult brain challenges to improve cognitive function.

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  • The CFIT center charges participants $4,000 a year, which it says is to cover the costs of maintaining the program.

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  • Jeannette Shackell, 85, a widow who lives in a retirement community in Santa Barbara, was referred to CFIT by a neurologist after having memory lapses such as trouble recalling the names of people who live in her community.

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  • A new project, the Cognitive Fitness and Innovative Therapies, or CFIT, is trying to keep people at risk for Alzheimer's intellectually and physically fit with quizzes and other cognitive challenges to see if onset of the disease can be delayed, perhaps indefinitely.

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  • But he adds that it's too soon to know if the program is helping Ms. Shackell – or any of the participants in CFIT — delay the onset of Alzheimer's.

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  • "By the time someone walks in my door with symptoms of the disease, it's too late" to stop it, says Dr. Kosik, who plans to open four CFIT centers in New York and California.

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  • Many of the 50 people currently enrolled in the CFIT program have no clinical symptoms yet, but they know they have some sort of genetic risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.

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