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May 24, 2004

Will That Be Cash Or Check?

Barbara Streisand Ordered To Pay Legal Fees In Aerial Photo Suit

Not only did singer Barbara Streisand lose her privacy invasion lawsuit against conservationist Ken Adelman, but now she has to pay his legal fees.

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At Least Six Dead At Paris Airport

Roof Of New Terminal Collapsed

At least five people are dead after the roof of a new, showcase terminal collapsed at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris Sunday. As ANN was published, a frantic search continued for survivors who might have been trapped in the rubble.

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Verdict: Beagle 2 Probe Doomed From Start

Official Inquiry Says Mars Project Mismanaged

It was Europe's first journey to another planet -- a British-led project that was to showcase the UK's inventiveness and reach. But the Beagle 2 Mars probe went missing Christmas Day. Now, a new report to be released Monday says the British-led team was fatally mismanaged.

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Col. Lester Holmes Comes Back

Remains Of Vietnam Vet Returned To Iowa

Exactly 37 years after he was shot down over North Vietnam, Col. Lester Holt (USAF) went home to Nashua (IA) Saturday.

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Blimp Recovery Gone Wrong

Saturn Blimp Gets Away From North Las Vegas Crew -- Twice

You know, of course, the old saying, "Any landing you walk away from is a good landing." But what about taking the stairs? Nobody was hurt Saturday when an American Airship Company A-150 blimp (file photo, above) suffered two mishaps at the North Las Vegas Airport. In both cases, officials say the Lightship Saturn escaped its handlers and made a forced-landing on the roofs of nearby buildings. The red and white blimp, bearing the Saturn auto logo, did cause some damage to the roofs, though the extent appeared minor.

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Klyde Morris 05.24.04

Klyde Counsels the Groundhogs...

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Happy Birthday, AOPA!

Venerable Aviation Advocacy Group Turns 65

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association this week marks 65 years of serving -- and protecting -- general aviation. The association plans to celebrate by continuing its mission of education, information, and advocacy: petitioning Congress on behalf of pilots; pressing the FAA to protect and preserve the nation's airports; fighting states' efforts to balance their budgets on the backs of aircraft owners; and educating local leaders on the value of general aviation to their communities.

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Global Eagle In Bahrain

Now Headed To Abu Dhabi In World Record Attempt

British Army Warrant Officer Barry Jones was making ready to depart from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi Monday, in his quest to be the first person ever to fly a gyroplane around the world.

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AAL Pilots Say No To Waiver

Decision Leaves Three Airports With No Scheduled Service

A decision by unionized American Eagle pilots leaves three airports in North Carolina without scheduled air service. It also means a consortium of six airports in the region might lose a $1.2 million federal grant.

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The Proof Will Be In The Pudding

AOPA Takes Wait-And-See Approach To New TSA GA Airport Guidelines

The Transportation Security Administration has reaffirmed that it does not consider general aviation aircraft and airports to be a threat, in and of themselves. In its long-awaited guidelines for enhancing security at general aviation airports, the agency said GA airport managers have already undertaken voluntary security measures both before and since the September 11 terrorist attacks. The guidelines, which contain many of AOPA's suggestions, are intended to offer a consistent set of best practices that offer a level of security appropriate to each airport's situation.

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Maryland TFR: 05/25/2004 - 05/28/2004

NOTAM: 4/4279 Issued: 05/17/2004 12:16 Effective: 05/25/2004 14:45 - 05/28/2004 15:15 State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: AIR SHOWS/SPORTS Description: ANNAPOLIS MD.

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Jumbo Jet As Firefighting Tanker?

Could Be In Service By End Of July

At the onset of a wildfire season billed as perhaps worse than 2000, some big help could be on the way. Very big help.

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Last Randolph T-38A Simulator Shut Down

Technology Marches On...

After 26 years of training thousands of pilots, the last full-motion T-38A Talon simulators at Randolph AFB, once state-of-the-art equipment, is being replaced by virtual reality trainers (below), designed to reproduce the cockpit of the new T-38C aircraft.

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Garage Door Is Open?

Must Mean The Squadron's In The Pattern

So you're sitting at home, minding your own business, when suddenly your garage door flies open. You remember the remote is in the car and the car is in the garage -- unoccupied -- and you go outside to see what happened. There's no one around. The street is deserted. The neighborhood is quiet, except for a single aircraft high above. Yup. Blame the plane.

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One-Of-A-Kind Flight Simulator Arrives At Galvin Flight School

Tough Decision On Including GPS

The Galvin Flight School will be taking delivery of a Frasca 142 simulator in early June 2004, the only one of it's kind. The Frasca allows pilots the option of using a KLN-94 or Garmin 430 GPS.

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Bell Opens Sales Center At Alliance

Company Delivers FLIR Ship To Fort Worth Police

The ribbon is cut and it's time to get down to business at Bell Helicopter's new sales facility north of Fort Worth (TX).

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Chelton Flight Systems' Gordon Pratt Receives Frost & Sullivan Award

Named Executive Of The Year

Chelton Flight Systems' President Gordon Pratt has been awarded 2004 Aerospace and Defense Executive of the Year by independent industry analyst and market research firm Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan tracks over 50 industry sectors and, every year, recognizes outstanding achievements across a group of sectors. Industries analyzed this year included Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Biometrics, Chemicals, Energy and Power, Food and Beverage, Electronics and Semiconductors, Process Control, and Measurement and Test. At the annual awards ceremony, held in Miami, awards were presented for Executive of the Year, Product of the Year, Company of the Year, and Technology of the Year.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Luscombe 8E

For Sale: 1947 Luscome 8E

(8A converted with 85 hp engine and metal wings), 3800 TT 120 SFOH, new paint, KY96, KT76, new wheel boots, logs complete Exterior Quality: 8, Interior Quality: 7 Used, will sell for $20,000.00 (or best offer)

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FAA, Congress Hammer Out Noise Agreement For Bush Intercontinental

Airport Hopes To End Runway 31 Controversy

When Bush Intercontinental Airport opened Runway 31 back in October, the outcry was loud enough to drown the scream of departing jet aircraft. Houstonians complained bitterly about the increase in noise levels. Now, there's an agreement between the airport, the FAA and Congress that officials hope will end the protests.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.24.04)

"We take our mission seriously — and never more so than since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Nothing in aviation history has had as profound an effect on general aviation as those attacks. The shutdown of the National Airspace System and the security restrictions since then have changed the focus of AOPA work, but they have not changed our mission. For instance, AOPA's powerful Real Time Flight Planner software, a free member benefit, and literally millions of e-mailed Airspace Alerts are direct results of the association's efforts to keep our members informed about rapidly changing airspace and help them stay out of trouble." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, commemorating his organization's 65th anniversary.

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