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September 03, 2005

EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council: FAA Should Work On Backlog, Not Survey

The EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council (AAC) advises the FAA to focus its resources on the large backlog of special issuance cases instead of conducting a proposed survey to see if airmen are satisfied with the quality of service they receive from the Aerospace Medical Certification Division (AMCD).

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NASA's Durable Spirit Sends Intriguing New Images From Mars

The View From Husband Hill

Working atop a range of Martian hills, NASA's Spirit rover is rewarding researchers with tempting scenes filled with evidence of past planet environments.

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E-Tickets Now Available for Countdown to the X PRIZE CUP

New Mexico's Personal Spaceflight EXPO Kicks Off October 9th

The X PRIZE Foundation is pleased to announce that E-Tickets for the Countdown to the X Prize Cup are now available for purchase from the official website The event will take place Sunday October 9th from 1100 to 1700 at the Las Cruces International Airport in southern New Mexico.

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Time Pieces Opens Shop In Fort Myers

General Aviation Time Share Program Expands To FMY

Time Pieces says it's bringing "Stick 'n Rudder" flying to Page Field (FMY) in Ft. Myers, Florida. Created to provide tailwheel aircraft availability to a large group of people by eliminating the hassles of sole ownership, Time Pieces will expand its franchise program into Florida this summer.

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Red Tail Project Spotlighted By Minnesota Twins

Event Headlined By Lt. Col. Harold Brown

One of the original Tuskegee Airmen will headline a Minnesota Twins Salute to World War II veterans Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at the Metrodome. Dr. Harold Brown, Lt Col USAF (Ret.), of Minneapolis, was among the nearly 1,000 young black men who fought both racial prejudice and the German Luftwaffe as a pilot in the famed 332nd fighter group, known for its trademark "Red Tails."

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Alteon Training Center Opens at Aerolineas Argentinas

Please Fly For Me, Argentina

Boeing's Alteon Training and Aerolineas Argentinas Friday opened their joint training location near the Ezieza Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

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Discovery Astronauts To Provide Personal View Of Flight

The astronauts that returned the Space Shuttle to flight aboard Discovery will provide the public a personal look at their historic mission at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 8, at Space Center Houston.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.03.05)

"[Boeing's best and last contract offer to machinists was] an insulting, take-away, job-stealing offer." Source: Mark Blondin, president of District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, at a strike meeting in the Seattle area Thursday night. He was quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The rank and file agreed, 86-percent of them voting to walk off the job. Commercial aircraft production at Boeing, which is seeing the best year for new aircraft sales since 2001, has now ground to a halt.

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Maine TFR: 09.07.05

NOTAM:  5/7761  Issued:  09/01/2005 19:50  Effective:  09/07/2005 14:00 - 09/07/2005 21:00  State:  ME  Facility:  ZBW - BOSTON (ARTCC),MA.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  BRUNSWICK NAS ME. 

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