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December 17, 2005

Nemesis Signs Kit Program Agreement For F-A-S-T NXT

Do You Feel The Need.... The NEED For SPEED???

Nemesis Air Racing has signed a worldwide exclusive agreement with Kevin Eldredge, owner of SLO Air Inc. to manufacture and distribute the breathtakingly speedy Nemesis NXT Sport Aircraft kit.

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SpaceX Will Try Again Monday With Falcon 1 Launch

They'd REALLY Like To Be Off Omelek By Christmas...

Officials at El Segundo, CA-based SpaceX have told Aero-News the company plans to launch its Falcon 1 rocket on Monday, December 19 at 11 am PST (7 p.m. GMT). The two-stage Falcon 1 rocket -- powered by liquid oxygen and purified, rocket grade kerosene -- is expected to accelerate to 17,000 mph (25 times the speed of sound) in less than ten minutes.

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Future of Flight Aviation Center Celebrates Its Grand Opening

Design Your Own Airliner, Watch The Real Ones Take Flight

Who among our readers hasn't dreamed of designing their own aircraft? Okay, so a few of you have actually done it... but what about a commercial airliner? Visitors to the new Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Everett, WA now have the opportunity to do just that... and take a (computer generated) picture of their aircraft home.

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Not In Kansas Anymore: GlobalFlyer Will Use KSC For Latest Record Attempt

"Ultimate Launch Pad For This Ultimate Flight"

NASA announced Friday the agency's Kennedy Space Center, FL, will be the takeoff site for an attempt by Steve Fossett and Virgin Atlantic's GlobalFlyer aircraft to set the record for the longest flight ever of an airplane or balloon. NASA and Virgin Atlantic Airways' agreement to use Kennedy's Space Shuttle Landing Facility is the result of a pilot program to expand access to the shuttle's runway for non-NASA activities.

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Angel Flight Southeast, CA Town Help Santa In Mississippi

Will Distribute Gifts To Hurricane Victims

It looks like Rudolph will be putting his bright nose -- and his IFR rating -- to good use Saturday, as Angel Flight Southeast will deliver gifts collected from across the country to the town of D'Iberville, MS -- where thousands of people remain in tents and trailers due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.

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RACCA Shows Support For FAA's "Part 135 Branch" Plan

Proposed Branch Would Oversee On-Demand Charter, Air Cargo Ops

Friday, Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) President Stan Bernstein confirmed the association’s strong support of a new branch within the FAA.

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American Legend Breaks Ground On New Hangars

Will More Than Double Size Of Sulphur Springs Facilities

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Friday the company has broken ground on a new facility to house its aircraft production operations, as well as a new customer delivery center. The company isn't moving very far, though...  they will remain based at Sulphur Spring Municipal Airport (KSLR) in Sulphur Springs, TX.

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Southwest Expands ATA Code-Sharing To Flights From D/FW

It's Almost Like Southwest Is Flying From There... But They're Not

In the latest twist to the Wright Amendment pretzel, Southwest Airlines announced Thursday the airline would expand its code-sharing agreement with ATA Airlines Inc. to include ATA's four daily nonstop flights to Chicago's Midway Airport -- meaning a passenger can now purchase one ticket to fly out of D/FW to any one of the 42 cities Southwest flies to out of Midway, and only have to change airplanes once.

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Sporty's Upgrades Its Frasca FTD

New Sim Software Has Intel Inside

Students in the University of Cincinnati Professional Pilot Program training at Sporty's Academy, as well as more than 100 flight training students at Eastern Cincinnati Aviation, are now able to fly a much more sophisticated and realistic Frasca flight training device (FTD) in either a single-engine or multiengine configuration.

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NH90 Takes To The Skies For Italian Navy

AgustaWestland tells ANN that the first Italian Navy serial production NH90 helicopter took to the air last Thursday at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate facility in Italy. The flight lasted 35 minutes.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.17.05)

"We are so very happy to assist the folks of D'Iberville in ensuring that the thousands of now-underprivileged children get the holiday that they deserve. Having Santa and his helpers fly in to assist with gift giving, we hope, will spur even more giving among people in the Southeast who might not be aware of this tragic story." Source: Sheri Hutchinson, Director of Operations of Angel Flight Southeast -- one of six geographic regions in the Angel Flight America network -- on the organization's planned airlift this weekend of gifts for as many as 3,000 children in D'Iberville, MS. The town was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, prompting residents of Citrus Heights, CA to gather toys and ship them across the country to Asheville, NC, from where th

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