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February 24, 2005

Mineta Addresses Canadians On Open Skies

Things Might Be Tense In A Military Sense, But You Can Still Get A Flight

From the Open Skies Conference Thursday in Ottawa...I appreciate the kind introduction, and I’m overwhelmed by that very warm welcome.  It tells me that I am not alone in looking forward to expanding upon what is already a very positive and productive aviation relationship between the United States and Canada.

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Boeing's Big Deal: 70 Planes To Ryanair

Luck Of The Irish?

Ryanair Thursday said it had ordered 70 Boeing aircraft valued at $4 million.

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Co-Pilot In Fatal Mishap Faked Proficiency Test

Admits He Was Flying Illegally In 2002 Crash

Court records in a Florida civil suit show the copilot of a Lear 25CXR admits he falsified his proficiency test results and was flying illegally when the aircraft went down more than two years ago, when it veered from the runway on landing at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY.

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Canada Dumps Missile Shield

US: "We Will Deploy"

Canada Thursday formally pulled out of the US Missile Shield program, with Prime Minister Paul Martin insisting his country will maintain positive control over its airspace.

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NTSB Reacts To FAA 'Black' Box Upgrade Order

NTSB Chairman Ellen Engleman Conners issued the following statement in reaction to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released today (Thursday) by the FAA, changing current regulations dealing with flight recorders on aircraft...

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FAA Orders Upgrades For 'Black' Boxes

The FAA today (Thursday) proposed a series of significant upgrades to aircraft "black boxes" that will increase the quality, quantity, and survivability of recorded data. 

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NTSB Prelim On SR22 Icing Fatality Released

The Details Of A Tragic Pilot-Error Accident Unfold

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. On February 6, 2005, about 1820 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus Design Corporation SR22 G2, N286CD, impacted mountainous terrain after encountering icing conditions near Norden, California.

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Flooding Destroys Santa Paula Airport

Floodwaters Eat Away Runway

California's Santa Paula Airport is closed and may remain so for sometime, after floodwaters washed away a 155-foot long section of the runway.

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Boeing Tries To Fend Off Criminal Charges By Cooperating

Executives Also Point Out New Ethics Safeguards

When Boeing's ousted Chief Financial Officer Michael Sears was sentenced Friday to four months in federal prison, he made it clear to the court that he only wanted to help his company when he held illegal talks about employment with the very Air Force official negotiation a $23.5 billion contract for new aerial refueling tankers.

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EAA Warbirds of America Represents Members at Kansas City T-34 Meeting

Door Opens For T-34s to Resume Flight

EAA Warbirds of America Executive Director Bill Fischer represented members at a public meeting with FAA and industry officials regarding the status of Beechcraft T-34 aircraft.

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Northwest Aviation Conference Kicks Off This Weekend

AOPA President Boyer To Give Keynote Address

AOPA President Phil Boyer will deliver a keynote address at this year's Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show -- the first big event of the flying season for pilots in the Pacific Northwest.

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Army Blames Crew for Blackhawk Crash

Seven Lost In Tower Collision

The Army blames the crew in the November 29th crash of a UH-60L Blackhawk for their decision to fly by visual flight rules in poor weather conditions.

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Conklin & De Decker Releases 2005 State Tax Guide For GA

Which States Charge What Fees For GA Flying?

Conklin & de Decker has released the 2005 State Tax Guide for General Aviation. This guide covers taxes and fees imposed on general aviation in the fifty United States.

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Sliding Seat Kills Vertically Challenged Pilot

Investigation Finds Seat Slides Back, Pilot Loses Control On Go-Around

An Australian coroner Wedneday released findings that concur with an Australian Transport Safety Bureau report blaming an illegally-modified sliding seat for the death of a student pilot.

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Belle of the Ball

Liberty Belle Makes Her Debut To Society

Story And Photos By ANN Contributor Kathryn (KT) Budde-Jones Like Scarlet O'Hare making her formal debut at a southern cotillion on the arm of Rhett Butler; the newly restored B-17 Liberty Belle made her formal debut on the wing of the P-38 Glacier Girl at Atlanta's Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. 

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BRS Gets Another Equity Purchase From Cirrus Design

Total Ownership: 15.3 Percent

Ballistic Recovery Systems Wednesday reported Cirrus Design has exercised its options on an additional 650,000 shares of BRS stock.

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Upgraded: Dr. Firouz M. Naderi

JPL's New Associate Director Led Successful Mars Exploration

Dr. Firouz M. Naderi, manager of NASA's Mars Exploration Program since April 2000, has been promoted to a new leadership position at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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VFA-82 Plans Homecoming

The Marauders End A Long-Term Pacific Mission

The Sailors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 82 and their families are putting the finishing touches on homecoming celebration plans for March 1. VFA-82 will be returning to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, SC, after being embarked with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for five months.

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24/7/365... ANN Real-Time News Is But A Tick-Tock Away

Aero-News To Begin Posting News As It Happens

We've always brought you the REALLY important news right away and starting right now, we're going to do even more of that. 

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Pentagon: No US Aircraft Overflying Iran

Spokeswoman: "Consider The Source"

Despite Iranian claims to the contrary, US military aircraft are not flying missions in Iran's airspace, Pentagon spokesman Larry Di Rita said Wednesday.

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Vinson’s EOD Completes Flight-Deck Exercise, Stands Ready

Exercise Includes Eye-Popping Fast-Rope Maneuvers

Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 Det. 9, currently deployed with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), took to the clouds Valentine’s Day to perform several rappelling and fast rope exercises atop the mighty warship’s flight deck.

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Amerijet Relocates Cargo Operation

Facility Doubled In Size

Amerijet International Inc. has relocated and doubled the size of its cargo facility at Houston's Bush International Airport.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.24.05)

"The pilots flew the aircraft primarily under visual flight rules, but encountered instrument meteorological conditions at the time of the impact. Evidence from the flight path, altitude, air traffic control communications, and weather reports at the time of the accident supported the investigating officer's conclusions." Source: The US Army, in a prepared release on a mishap that downed a UH-60 Black Hawk, near Waco, TX, killing all on board November 29th.

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