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November 25, 2004

FAA Faces Another Florida Lawsuit

Family Accuses Controllers Of Contributing To Victim's Death

The family of a Texas doctor is suing the FAA, after he was killed on approach to an airport in north Florida.

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NASA Chief Meets Chinese Counterpart

Talks To Be "Informal"

Fresh from the success of his country's first manned orbital mission, the head of China's space agency will be in Washington next week for "informal" talks with his counterpart at NASA.

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ANN Editor Juan Jimenez Awarded Guinness Record For World's Smallest Jet

ANN's Own Juan Jimenez Breaks Record Held Since 1976!

Guinness World Records has awarded Juan Jimenez the record for the World's Smallest Jet. Jimenez is the owner of a BD-5J Microjet, US registration N3038V.

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AOPA To Minnesota: Don't Close Crystal Airport

Advocacy Group Fighting Hard To Save Field

AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn on Friday argued against closing Crystal Airport (MIC). Dunn testified before a Senate subcommittee in the Minnesota State Capitol.

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Home For The Holidays

VMA-542 Returns From Iraq Deployment

Marine Attack Squadron 542 returned Nov. 20 from a six-month tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

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Precision Georeferenced Imagery (Part Two)

GeoVantage Displays Evolutionary Technology, Revolutionary Concept

By Senior ANN Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Andy has flown a lot of missions in the Cardinal. "I have a lot of test flights programmed in here," he explained. He frequently flies to check out changes to the camera unit of the software. "My co-workers' houses, mostly. I think I have the coordinates of every GeoVantage employee's house..."

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Sikorsky To Replace Canada's Aging Sea King

Will Provide And Maintain 28 Helos

Sikorsky Aircraft says it has signed contracts worth C$5-billion with the Government of Canada to provide and maintain 28 Sikorsky H-92 maritime helicopters. The new H-92s will replace Sea King aircraft currently in service with the Canadian Forces and deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2008.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Piper Aztec Nomad

For Sale: Piper Aztec Nomad

PART 135 R/STOL PIPER AZTEC NOMAD SEAPLANE PA 23-250 + "E" NOSE! S/N 27-4279. TTSN=3,837. SMOH=1417/49. Full Robertson STOL. 500lbs G/Weight Increase. IFR. GPS. IIIB A/P. Dual hydraulics. Incls Land gear. New Annual. www.aticusa.com/genav/  Exterior Quality: 7, Interior Quality: 7 Used, will sell for $145,000.00 (or best offer)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.25.04)

"From an aviation standpoint, closing Crystal Airport makes no sense. It handles 188,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) on its four runways annually. That's 94,000 aircraft. Those aircraft would not just disappear. They'd land someplace else in the Twin Cities area — most likely in Northwest Airlines' front yard —- at MSP." Source: Bill Dunn, AOPA's Vice President for Aiports, testifying at the Minnesota State Capitol on the proposed closure of Crystal Airport. FMI: www.aopa.org

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