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July 15, 2005

US Exchange Pilot Supports German Helicopter Mission in Kosovo

Since Vietnam helicopters have proven how invaluable they are in day-to-day operations in a combat zone because of their flexibility. Today's helicopter crews must be "jacks of all trades" ready to fly whatever mission they're assigned to.

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On This, We Can Agree

DOD Agrees To Work With AOPA On GA Navigation Requirements

In a meeting with AOPA this week, Department of Defense (DOD) charting officials acknowledged general aviation's concerns about the sale and use of its charting and navigation products and expressed a willingness to work with the association in addressing GA requirements. You may recall that the DOD wants to stop the public sale and distribution of its aeronautical charts and navigation databases, and AOPA filed extensive comments on why that was a bad idea.

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AAL Flight Diverted

Storms At DFW Force Landing At Meachum

Say... this isn't DFW! That would have been the reaction of passengers who might have slept through the hour-long delay in landing for American Airlines Flight 1496 from Long Beach, CA. The aircraft diverted from DFW to Fort Worth Meachum Field Thursday night as strong storms blanketed North Texas, north and east of DFW International.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Ponder Laser Pointer Law

Legislation Would Make It Illegal To Point Lasers At In-State Flights

It's already illegal to point a laser at an aircraft on an interstate flight. But what about those that begin and end within a particular state?

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Harrier Down: North Carolina

Marine Pilot Safe

A USMC AV-8B Harrier crashed near North Carolina's Pamlico Sound Thursday night.

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Smoldering Laptop Forces Emergency Landing

Computer Smokes, Slacks Sizzle

Something stank aboard a Virgin Blue 737-700 late Thursday.

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Can They Do It Sunday?

Observers: Shuttle Can't Launch That Early

Even invested optimists like NASA shuttle program manager Wayne Hale have their doubts.

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Sen. Schumer Demands New Restrictions On Long Island Helicopter Flight

Says Noise Is Too Much -- They Should Fly Over Water

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says enough is enough -- low-flying helicopters over Long Island have to go.

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Sino-Swearingen SJ30-2 'Rounding The Bases For Home'

Bird Shows "Attitude"

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. tells ANN that the FAA recently issued a Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the new SJ30-2 executive business jet, that included Minimum unstick Vr abuse testing.

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Klyde Morris 07.15.05

Klyde... Don't Give Mother Nature Any Ideas!

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FAA To Platinum: Pay Up

Agency Orders $1.8 Million Fine In TEB Mishap

The FAA has ordered Platinum Jet Management to pay a $1.8 million fine in the wake of a February 2nd mishap at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, accusing the company of bypassing safety regulations and altering records on the aircraft's weight and balance prior to the flight.

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SPACEHAB Has A New Module Up Its Sleeve

New Multipurpose Spacecraft in Development

SPACEHAB says it's started development of a fully commercial roundtrip delivery service to low earth orbit and beyond. This initiative is a natural next step for SPACEHAB which has been a pioneer in space commerce for more than twenty years.

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You're Now Free To Move About The Cabin

TSA Drops 30-Minute In-Your-Seat Rule At DCA

The TSA is suspending the section of a Security Directive that has required all passengers flying into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to be seated for 30 minutes after departure or before arrival. The rule will be suspended as of 1800 on Friday.

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Serving Up The Jobs At ERAU

Major Employers Scheduled for Embry-Riddle Industry/Career Expos

More than 100 employers in aviation/aerospace, business, engineering, and high-tech fields will be on hand to talk with jobseekers at the 2005 Industry/Career Expos at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's two residential campuses.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.15.05)

"If helicopters have to add a few extra minutes onto their flight by flying over water, so be it. There’s no reason [the FAA] shouldn't [enact the proposed legislation]." Source: US Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), demanding that helicopters be banned from flying low over Long Island, NY. Instead, he demands they fly over water and has made his request in writing to FAA  Administrator Marion Blakey.

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Colorado TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5905  Issued:  07/14/2005 19:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  CO  Facility:  ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  WETMORE CO. 

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