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May 29, 2005

Tunica Air Races Rock The South

Forget Graceland

High performance airplanes of various types will be screaming through the sky during the Tunica Air Races and Air Show just a few miles south of Memphis. The Tunica Airport, in Tunica, Mississippi will host aerobatic performers, aviation displays and three classes of air racing from June 2nd to 5th, 2005.

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Feds Investigate Orbital

Agents Raid Company Facilities

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Friday that US government agents executed search warrants Thursday at its Dulles, VA and Chandler, AZ facilities.

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Atlantic City Jet Brakes Check Out

Too Much Speed, Too Little Runway

Remember the Cessna Citation that ran off the end of the Bader Field's runway and into the bay two weeks ago? The NTSB preliminary report says that the brakes and emergency brakes were working during the incident on Sunday, May 15th, 2005.

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Four Winds Aircraft Installing AmSafe Seat Belt Airbags

Another Layer Of Safety

Four Winds Aircraft announced an agreement this week with AmSafe Aviation to offer seat belt airbags as an option in their FX-210 and FX-250T aircraft.

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Aerial Photographers Released Without Charges

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

A twin-engine Aero Commander was intercepted Thursday afternoon by F-15s after approaching restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base.

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Stolen: Vintage Biplane Wings And Tail

Reward Offered

Ken and Wendy Kellett want their wings and tail back. A trailer containing the wings and tail of a 75-year-old French Caudron biplane were stolen from the Auburndale, Florida home that they rent out earlier this month.

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Airplane Collides With Skydiver

No Major Injuries

Pilot David Sifft of Skydive Midwest dropped seven skydivers out of the plane at 13,000 feet near Yorkville Wisconsin Thursday. While returning to land, the wing of his plane hit one of the skydivers while only 25 feet above the ground.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.29.05)

"Without the wings and the tail, the airplane is gone, ruined forever."

Source: Ken Kellett speaking to the Lakeland Ledger after a trailer containing the wings and tail of a 75-year-old French Caudron biplane was stolen from his property.

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Colorado TFR: (06.04.05)

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4206  Location : Colorado Springs, Colorado near BUTTS VOR/DME (FCS) Beginning Date : June 03, 2005 at 16:00 UTC Ending Date : June 04, 2005 at 21:15 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to a High Performace Aerial demonstration by the USAF Thunderbirds Type : Airshow

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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AD: Turbomecha

AD NUMBER: 2005-11-01 MANUFACTURER: Turbomeca SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-11-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 1A turboshaft engines.

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