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November 24, 2004

Aero-News Alert: GAO Recommends USER FEES For Pilot Examiners, Inspectors

This Could Be BIG Trouble... AOPA Vows To Protect Pilots From Additional Costs

AOPA tells us that the General Accountability Office (GAO) has praised the way the FAA monitors Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) and proposed expanding that system to monitor its other designee programs. But how would the FAA pay for it? The GAO suggested that the agency charge designees application and renewal fees. And that's where AOPA draws the line.

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Hobby Told Gulfstream Crew They Were Too Low

NTSB Decoding Black Boxes The crew aboard a Gulfstream on approach to Houston Hobby Monday was warned their aircraft was too low -- about two minutes before the G-III impacted the ground, according to NTSB officials on the scene.

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Chinese Rule Out Sabotage In CRJ Accident

Why, However, We Don't Yet Know

Salvage crews continued to scour a frozen lake in the Chinese city of Baotou Tuseday, looking for clues into Sunday's crash of a China Eastern CRJ-200. But even though they've obtained little physical evidence, Chinese authorities have ruled out the possibility of sabotage.

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Raytheon Aircraft Company Offers King Air RVSM

Teams Up With Aeromech

Raytheon says it has teamed with Aeromech, Inc. to develop an RVSM solution for most of the Beechcraft King Air fleet.

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Subsidy War Heats Up Over A350

Boeing Tells Airbus It Won't Tolerate More Subsidies

The latest salvo in the transatlantic war of words between Boeing and Airbus comes from Chicago: Don't even think about it.

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US-India Hold Talks on WWII Missing

Search For Crews Lost Flying The Hump

The Department of Defense announced today that the senior American official responsible for US policies to account for its missing servicemen has concluded a two-day visit to New Delhi for discussions with the Ministries of External Affairs and Defense, and other officials.

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ANN's Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Here's The Latest News; We'll Be Back To Full-Speed On Monday

We'll be operating on a reduced basis (such as we do on weekend days) over this holiday week. We wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving, and remind ourselves that there are plenty of reasons to be thankful: we have a wonderful readership; we live in the greatest country in the world; we are in aviation --- and we have a great excuse to blow our diets all to heck.

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Precision Georeferenced Imagery (Part One)

GeoVantage Displays Evolutionary Technology, Revolutionary Concept

By Senior ANN Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Take one airplane, four Sony surveillance cameras, some cheap photographic filters, a large helping of software wizardry made possible by Moore's Law, and prepare over New England Yankee ingenuity as interpreted by a team from all round the world. What do you get?

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ISAF Helicopters Rescue Stranded Election Workers, Police Officers

Trapped By Snowy Weather

Four JEMB election workers and two Afghan Police officers who had been stranded in freezing conditions in remote mountains were recently rescued by ISAF helicopters in a joint operation with Coalition forces. The Afghan workers had been on their way to collect four ballot boxes from villages in Badakshan Province when a Russian Mi-8 helicopter due to collect them was forced to make an emergency landing on October 12th.

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Pilot Receives Ball, Kudos From NFL Football Player

Bucs' WR Joe Jurevicius Scores, Then Gives Ball To Airmen

Though they wear different uniforms and fight different battles, for a brief moment, an NFL football player and an Air Force pilot met eye to eye.

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Happy Birthday, Udvar-Hazey

NASM Annex Celebrates First Year

The National Air and Space Museum is throwing a special first anniversary celebration Saturday, Dec. 11, at its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to thank visitors who have made the Chantilly, VA facility the state's most popular museum site.

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DWC Embarks On Modernization Program

Uses Federal Grant To Buy Three FTDs

Daniel Webster College (DWC) is moving forward with a major curriculum renewal effort throughout its aviation division. This process has been made possible, in part, by receipt of a $1 million Congressionally designated grant obtained through the efforts of Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and the support of the entire New Hampshire Congressional delegation.

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No Room In The Hangar

Arkansas Airport Running Out Of Places To Park Planes

Sure, you can land at Adams Field in Little Rock, AR. But good luck finding a place to park. That word comes from leaders of the aviation business community...

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Aero-Views: NATCA Holiday Travel Forecast Bleak

Controllers Say Delays, Congestion Inevitable Without More Aggressive FAA Action

As millions of Americans take to the skies this holiday season, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to work with the new Congress to address the delays and congestion that will be facing our nation's airports this holiday season and in the days and years to come.

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Aviation Science Comes Alive In EAA's Aeroscholars Courses

Registrations For 2005 Spring Semester Accepted Through End Of January

High-school age aviation enthusiasts can discover the world of flight more easily than ever through the Experimental Aircraft Association, as they can access a whole new learning system at home or in the classroom through the EAA's AeroScholars on-line courses. These courses, available at the AeroScholars web site, provide in-depth learning and college credit in an easy-to-use format.

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Holiday Hangar Hop

A Chance to Fly Into History

This well could become a holiday tradition: flying to the so-called Flight of Four -- Fantasy of Flight, Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum, Valiant Air Command and the Florida Aviation Museum.

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F-35 'Flies' Above Central New York

But It's Not Going Very Fast

Perched atop a pedestal overlooking a rural valley in central New York sits the nation's air warrior of the future.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Leeward Air Ranch Lot

For Sale: Leeward Air Ranch Lot  

.61 acre lot Leeward Air Ranch. 6200' lighted runway. Gated. Clubhouse. Pilot's dream come true! Only $69,000. What are you waiting for? Come see for yourself - virtual tour at Angela Green, Realtor 352-347-9038 Used, will sell for $69,000.00

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Upgraded: Paul Hawthorne

Joins ARSA As Vice President For Operations

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) says Paul Hawthorne, an aviation industry veteran of 27 years, has joined the Association's staff as Vice President for Operations.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.24.04)

"[They were] what I would characterize as a seasoned crew." Source: NTSB Vice Chairman Mark Rosenker, on scene near Houston Hobby Airport as his investigators go over the remains of a Gulfstream G-III which went down on approach Monday. The aircraft, which was based at Dallas Love Field, was flown by a 67-year old captain and a 62-year old first officer. Rosenker said both had logged more than 19,000 hours.

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