ANGEL TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS T. ALLAN MCARTOR, Former FAA Administrator and FedEx Exec, to Board of Directors


ST. LOUIS, September  14, 1998  -- Angel Technologies Corporation, developer of the HALO Network(TM), a high-speed,  high- capacity metropolitan area broadband communications network,  today announced the appointment of T. Allan McArtor to its Board of  Directors.

Mr. McArtor brings to Angel more than 20 years' experience in the  aviation and communication industries. Mr. McArtor is President and  Chief Executive Officer of Legend Airlines, Inc. Legend is a start-up  airline based at Dallas Love Field and will serve the business  traveler. Mr. McArtor's career has been highlighted with leadership and  senior management positions in the military, civil, and government   sectors. From 1979 to 1994, McArtor served on the senior management  team of Federal Express Corporation except for two years (1987-89) when  President Ronald Reagan appointed Mr. McArtor to serve as the  Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). McArtor  returned to FedEx in 1989 as Senior Vice President of Air Operations  and was accountable for all divisions comprising FedEx's global   airline.

Prior to the FAA position, McArtor was FedEx's Senior Vice  President for Telecommunications (domestic and international voice and  data networks, satellite systems, customer service call centers, and  local area networks). Mr. McArtor has been co-founder of a number of  entrepreneurial ventures including a digital information network, and  aviation projects.

Mr. McArtor is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds  a Masters Degree from Arizona State University. Mr. McArtor was a  highly decorated combat fighter pilot and a pilot with the U.S. Air  Force "Thunderbirds" Aerial Demonstration Team. Mr. McArtor serves on  the Board of Directors of Pilkington Aerospace, Inc. (a manufacturer of  aircraft windshields and fighter aircraft canopies) and Excel  Communications, Inc. (the fifth largest long distance company in the  United States). He has served on the boards of Learjet, Inc. and  Fairchild Space and Defense Company. Mr. McArtor serves on the boards  of a number of civic, industry, charity, and educational groups.

"Allan will be a terrific asset to our Board," commented Mr. Marc  Arnold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angel. "His background  uniquely enables him to help Angel fulfill its vision of creating a new  layer of wireless infrastructure utilizing High Altitude Long Operation  or "HALO(TM)" Aircraft. Allan has a proven track record as a leader of  high reliability fleet operations, aviation regulatory matters and  enterprise communications."

"Round-the-clock operation of piloted aircraft fleets and air-to-ground   wireless communications technologies are well understood," Mr. McArtor   stated. "Creation of the HALO Network, therefore, is primarily an   integration challenge. Angel's management team has a good handle on the   issues and is well positioned to bring about a revolution in providing   communication services. I am pleased to join Angel as a board member  and am excited by our prospects for success."

About Angel Technologies  Angel Technologies, a privately-held St. Louis corporation, is  using the proprietary Proteus High Altitude Long Operation (HALO)  aircraft to deliver communications services worldwide. Augmenting  terrestrial towers and orbiting satellites, Angel's HALO-Proteus(TM)  aircraft will fly fixed patterns in the stratosphere over major cities
to deliver metropolitan wireless services at lower cost, with increased  flexibility and improved quality of service. Teamed with corporate  partners, Angel will deliver a variety of fixed and mobile wireless  services including voice, data, and video.

Angel and its corporate strategic partners are developing a large
capacity wireless communications network ("The HALO Network") to  provide high speed broadband services over an area encompassing a  typical large U.S. metropolitan area. The HALO Network will enable  individual consumers and businesses to send and receive data at  multi-megabit per second rates. HALO Network services will be  replicated over metropolitan centers throughout the world. 

The HALO-Proteus aircraft was designed by Burt Rutan, President, Scaled  Composites, Mojave, California. Mr. Rutan is best known for his design  of the round-the-world Voyager aircraft. The HALO-Proteus will be  manufactured by Scaled Technology Works. Angel's strategic partner,  Wyman-Gordon Company (Nasdaq: WYMN), is the parent company of Scaled
Composites and Scaled Technology Works.

Metropolitan networks deployed by Angel will provide the commercial  communications industry a reliable alternative infrastructure that can  be deployed instantly, even when terrestrial infrastructure is missing  or incomplete. Applications that will benefit most from the  availability of airborne deployment will be new broadband data services  in developed countries and wireless telephony services in the   developing world.


NOTE TO EDITORS: Angel Technologies(TM,) HALO(TM), HALO-Proteus(TM), HALO Network(TM) BROADBAND.COM(TM) and Cone of Commerce(TM) are trademarks of Angel Technologies Corp. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective companies.

This press release contains forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Such forward looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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Angel Technologies
Diane Murphy
Federal City Communications Corp.
Tel: 202/662-1280
Fax: 202/662-1281

EMail: diane@broadband.com


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