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December 26, 2005

ANN Special Feature -- Phil Boyer Looks Back at 2005 and Forward to 2006 (Part 3 of 3): 12.27.05

AOPA Prez Phil Boyer talks about User Fees, the FAA, Light Sport Aircraft, media reporting on aviation, the ADIZ, "those two guys in the Cessna" and all manner of things GA... he looks back

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.27.05

FAA To Issue SpaceFlight NPRM, Chalk's Crash Follow-Up, TWA Hijacker Freed Under Protest, Boston Logan Not Ready For Terror Attack, and More!

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Good News For Cataract Sufferers And Contact Lens Wearers

FAA Aeromedical Approves Multifocal Implants, Lenses

One of the ocular illnesses that comes with age is cataracts -- a buildup of protein in the eye which interferes with vision. The FAA has just made a lot of aging pilots safer by approving the latest surgical therapy for the disease. While they were at it, the crew at FAA Aeromedical in Oklahoma City also approved the popular multi-focal contact lenses, which is good news for a lot of pilots on the dark side of 40.

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Klyde Morris 12.26.05

Klyde Ho-Ho-Hoses Mayor Daley... Again!

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Kite Flying Ban Extended in Pakistan

This Is Not The Kite You Had In Years Gone By

by Aero-News Senior (and occasional Foreign) Correspondent, Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Pakistani kite-flying enthusiasts, denied their sport by a court ruling, protested in front of the Pakistani Supreme Court in Lahore; the protest got physical and riot police subdued it vigorously with riot batons.

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NASA Brings Icing Training To You

Free Online Courses For All Pilots

Ah, winter. Flight cancellations, slippery conditions, your fingers freezing to Dzus fasteners or feeling the blast of 13-degree avgas when you drain fuel. Throw in "three foot high snow banks" (says my ATIS), and ground icing. Not to mention conditions very, very conducive to in-flight icing. Which brings us to the matter at hand. How much do you know about icing? Is it enough?

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NASA Astronomers Spot Rare Lunar Meteor Strike

Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., have recorded a small but powerful meteoroid strike in the night on the moon’s surface.

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All Six Gulfstream SC's To Receive FAA Diamond Awards For Maintenance Training

All six Gulfstream Aerospace Service Centers have met the criteria required to receive the FAA's distinguished Diamond Certificate of Excellence for 2005. Gulfstream’s six Service Centers are located in Long Beach, Calif.; Dallas, Appleton, Wis.; Savannah, Ga.; Brunswick, Ga., and in Luton, England.

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Navy's New Adversary Detachment Stand’s Up in Key West

The Navy’s newest Adversary detachment has just begun flying operations out of Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. Twelve F-5N Tiger fighter aircraft and their pilots will fly adversary training missions against carrier battle groups during their pre-deployment exercises.

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ATG Announces New Board Members

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) announced the addition of Brig. Gen (Res) Uzzi Rozzen, IAI Corporate Vice President for R&D and Strategic Planning, and Bendrix Bailey, founder and former CEO of Measurement Computing Corporation, to its Board of Directors.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.26.05)

"People just do not look at the moon anymore... We tend to think of it as a known quantity. But there is knowledge still to be gained here." Source: Dr. Robert Suggs, Space Environment team lead in the Natural Environments Branch of the Marshall Center's Engineering Directorate, in comments associated with NASA's having documented a meteor strike to the surface of the moon.

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