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May 16, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.17.05)

"An expert on civilian aviation at the US Air Forces who wishes to remain anonymous said: '35,000 people alone work in the Congress building. The quick response for the evacuation of the large number of employees from the building in the shortest possible time was tested. Furthermore, the reactions of people, the panic, their knowledge of emergency exists and which the files were taken during the evacuation were observed in the test.'" Source: Turkey's Cihan News Agency, claiming last Wednesday's Washington ADIZ incursion -- in which an aircraft approaching within three miles of the White House forced the evacuation of the executive mansion, Capitol and Supreme Court -- was a test conducted by the DHS to evaluate readiness at each of those government institutions.

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New Mexico TFR: 05.17.05

NOTAM:  5/3838  Issued:  05/16/2005 14:50  Effective:  05/17/2005 12:00 - 05/17/2005 18:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  TOHATCHI NM 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3886 Issued:  05/17/2005 01:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  11 NM E/NE CAVE CREEK AZ. 

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Maryland TFR: 05.18.05 - 05.22.05

NOTAM:  5/3877  Issued:  05/16/2005 21:20  Effective:  05/18/2005 15:45 - 05/22/2005 20:30  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  ANDREWS AFB MD. DUE AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS. 

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New Mexico TFR: 05.17.05

NOTAM:  5/3839  Issued:  05/16/2005 14:50  Effective:  05/17/2005 12:00 - 05/17/2005 18:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  YAH-TA-HEY NM 

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North Carolina TFR: 05.17.05 - 05.18.05 (New FAA Format)

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/3844  Location : Wilmington, North Carolina near WILMINGTON VORTAC (ILM) Beginning Date : May 17, 2005 at 17:30 UTC Ending Date : May 18, 2005 at 18:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the Canadian Snowbirds. Type : Airshow

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SecTrans Mineta Continues User Fee Attack

Mineta Calls For Reform Of Aviation Trust Fund 'To Keep Pace With Growing Air Traffic'

Despite mounting evidence that a User Fee attack mounted a few weeks ago, collectively, by DoT and FAA seems mis-guided and unneeded, SecTrans Mineta is not backing down from trying to shake down the aviation money tree for all it's worth.

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Certified: Symphony Aircraft Industries Symphony 160 Gets TC

Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI) has announced that the FAA has issued a Type Certificates for the SA 160 aircraft to Symphony Aircraft Industries. 

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Senior Pilot In ADIZ Incursion Could Lose Ticket

FAA Contemplates Stringent Action

Washington is gearing up to take its retribution from at least one of the two pilots who blew through the DC ADIZ last Wednesday. In the meantime, the younger of the two men on board that Cessna 150K is being hailed as a "hero."

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Looking Good: CIRRUS 1Q Numbers Continue Upward Climb

CIRRUS continued its growth in the first quarter of 2005 as the technologically advanced personal aircraft manufacturer exceeded its target for the period.

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United Flight Attendants Strip To Protest Pension Raid

Can't Get You-Know-What With Your Clothes On

A group of retired flight attendants from United Airlines have given their all, or at least their altogether, to protest United's pension default of last week.

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EBACE Kicks Off Wednesday

Jet Makers Will Be There

The fifth annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) starts Wednesday in Geneva Switzerland.

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America West-US Airways Merger Talks Accelerate

Now Airbus, GE, Others Could Be In On Deal

Talks in the first of what some experts predict will be an airline trend appeared to have picked up steam over the weekend as Airbus appeared to step in with the cash necessary to fund a merger between America West and US Airways.

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Business Jet Ends Up In Atlantic City Bay

Jeopardizes Future of Bader Field

A small business jet attempting to land at Bader Field Airport (KAIY) went into the bay around 1630 EDT at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Onex Makes Final Offer To Boeing Workers

Options Abound

Onex has made its "last, best, and final offer" to the union workers at Boeing's Wichita plant.

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Bombardier To Get Govt Money For CSeries

Canada, Quebec And United Kingdom Ante Up

Bombardier announced Friday that it has signed letters of intent with the governments of Canada, Quebec and the United Kingdom for development of the new CSeries family of aircraft.

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The Other Return To Flight Challenge: AMHF

Harpoon is "Hot Stuff"

The American Military Heritage Foundation (AMHF) is working hard to return a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon to flight. After 22 months of hard work, challenges, and discouragement, the group installed and ran up a "new" 50-year-old engine on May 7th.

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Enemy Beware: More F/A-18s On The Way

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Boeing awarded a $3.2 billion multi-year contract to Northrop Grumman to continue production work on the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.

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Klyde Morris 05.16.05

Klyde's Still Going On About Those Wristbands...

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Pitts Python Packs Powerful Punch (Part Two)

Exclusive Interview

Aero-News recently spoke with Kevin Kimball of Jim Kimball Enterprises, home to the kit version of the Pitts Model 12. If 360 Horsepower isn't enough for you, tune in to see what's coming! 

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50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference: Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks by New FAA Great Lakes Administrator Chris Blum

By Rose Dorcey New Great Lakes region Federal Aviation Administrator Chris Blum launched the 50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference Reminding conference attendees, "when corporate America comes to town, it doesn't come in a greyhound bus, it comes in a Learjet."

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50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference: Awards

Shining the Light on Wisconsin's Aviation Leaders

By Rose Dorcey Referred to as "Mr. Aviation" by many of his colleagues, Tom Thomas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to aviation in the State of Wisconsin last week. The Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA) presented the award to Thomas at the 50th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference.

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Flying Vet Makes Taiwan

Battles Heavy Weather On Flight From Philippines

By ANN Contributor Daniel Ford Welsh veterinarian Maurice Kirk, who is hoping to fly his 1943 Piper L-4 "Liberty Girl" around the world, landed safely on Taiwan Wednesday after battling thunderstorms on his flight from the Philippines.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.16.05)

"We're very excited by the events unfolding. Our crews are preparing themselves to operate the aircraft again after a one-year hiatus from the air-show circuit. I cannot stress enough that the events of today would not have been possible with the dedicated effort of all involved." Source: Doug Cross, the president of the American Military Heritage Foundation, as they prepare to return the PV-2 Harpoon to flight. They started a new engine successfully after 22 months of hard work and sacrifice.

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Urgent CASA AD: Hawker 800XP

British Aerospace BAe 125 Series Aeroplanes, AD/HS 125/175 Emergency Radio Wiring 7/2005 DM

Applicability: Hawker 800XP aeroplanes serial numbers 258541, 258556 and 258567 through 258608 inclusive.

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