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April 04, 2004

Boyer, NWA's Anderson Meet To Discuss GA Role

AOPA President Phil Boyer and Northwest Airlines CEO Richard Anderson sat down Friday afternoon to discuss their differences as highlighted by a strong, anti-general aviation editorial Anderson wrote for Northwest's in-flight magazine. Immediately after the editorial was published, AOPA prepared a line-by-line rebuttal of the editorial.

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Military Aircraft Down In Georgia

A single-engine military trainer carrying two Air National Guard instructors crashed shortly after take-off at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Saturday, killing both airmen on board. Both were attached to the 39th Flying Training Squadron out of Moody AFB (GA). The aircraft belonged to the 479th Flying Training Group at Moody.

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Aircraft Down In Adirondacks

It was snowing heavily and very foggy in New York's Franklin County Friday night when 57-year old Paul Grulich and his 49-year old wife Alice, were trying to land their Piper PA-28R-180. They were headed from Virginia to Adirondacks Regional Airport where Paul told controllers he would land at about 8:00 pm EST. They never made the airport.

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Final Journey For Final Concorde Delayed

Golf Bravo Oscar Alpha Alpha was the first Concorde ever put into service by British Airways. Now, it's on its final journey, after being retired along with the rest of the supersonic passenger fleet. But the line's quiet passing has been delayed -- not because of weather or any other aviation consideration. But because of low tides.

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Another Strange Sound Rattles ISS Crew

Four months after they were startled by the sound of something metal being crunched, space station astronaut Michael Foale and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Kaleri heard something eerily similar again on Friday. And it sounded like it came from the same general area where the first crunching noise was heard.

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Ultralight Soaring Aviation Re-Intro's Cumulus Motorglider

Six years in the making, Ultralight Soaring Aviation is proud to announce completion of the New Cumulus. A long-winged aircraft based on the original Cumulus by US Aviation, New Cumulus sports an entirely new wing construction.

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ATC Strike Strangles Dominican Republic Aviation

Government Forced To Hire Emergency Controllers From Mexico, Chile

An air traffic controllers strike in the Dominican Republic has placed a stranglehold on that country's aviation industry, causing massive delays and multiple outright cancellations of all types of aircraft, including national and international flights of both passenger and cargo types.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.04.04)

"I had the headset on, so I didn't hear it very clearly. But it sounded sort of like a drum. It sounds sort of like a sheet of something being bent." Source: ISS Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, describing to ground controllers a strange noise heard aboard the station Friday. It's the second time a mystery sound has startled the crew of Mission 8 and appears to have originated in the same area as the first sound, four months ago. A daring two-man spacewalk to find the source of the odd noise was cut short in February, when Kaleri's suit malfunctioned. NASA says all systems appear to be working normally in spite of the noise.

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