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May 11, 2005

Two NWA Jets Collide On Ground

Stay Seated Until The Airplane Stops.

A hydraulics system failure may have led to a ground collision between two Northwest Airlines Jets near the gate at MSP Tuesday night at 1945 CDT.

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Short Notice Texas TFR: (05.12.05)

NOTAM:  5/3647  Issued:  05/11/2005 17:10  Effective:  05/12/2005 14:30 - 05/12/2005 17:00  State:  TX  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  HUTTO TX. 

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Adam A500 Finally Earns A Limited TC

TC Issued For The A500 Centerline Twin

According to officials from Adam Aircraft, the FAA has finally issued a belated Type Certificate (TC) to Adam Aircraft for the A500 Centerline Twin.

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DC Evacuation Timetable

From Green To Red In Two Minutes

There's a color-coded alert system at the White House, much like the terror alert system instituted three years ago by the Department of Homeland Security. The relatively new system at the White House is geared specifically toward terror threats in the nation's capital.

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Pilots In Washington ADIZ Incursion Were Apparently Headed For NC Air Show

Relatives Said They Planned To Fly Between Two Restricted Zones

Student pilot Troy Martin and his instructor, Jim Schaeffer, were headed from Lancaster, PA, to an air show in Lumberton, NC, Wednesday when, for a brief few moments, they came within a hair's breadth of losing their lives.

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Phil Boyer Watches Incursion Drama Unfold Outside His Window

AOPA Chief Says It's A Wonder How This Happened

"I don't understand how those pilots from the Lancaster, PA, area could fly into [Washington] area without being aware that we have some of the most restrictive airspace possible."

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White House, Capitol Evacuated In Air Scare

Alert Ended Fifteen Minutes Later REAL TIME NEWS -- 1500 EDT: Two pilots -- a student and his instructor -- were being questioned by federal authorities Wednesday after their Cessna 150 made a deep incursion into the Washington ADIZ, coming within three miles of the White House before being turned away by military and DHS aircraft.

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Maryland TFR: 05.13.05 - 05.15.05

NOTAM:  5/3645  Issued:  05/11/2005 16:50  Effective:  05/13/2005 18:05 - 05/15/2005 16:10  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HAGERSTOWN/THURMONT, MARYLAND MAY 13-15 2005. 

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3623  Issued:  05/10/2005 19:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  HOMER AK. 

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Alabama TFR: 05.13.05

NOTAM:  5/3646  Issued:  05/11/2005 17:00  Effective:  05/13/2005 14:00 - 05/13/2005 19:05  State:  AL  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  VIP  Description:  AUBURN, ALABAMA, MAY 13 2005 LOCAL. 

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Judge Okays United Plans To Dump Pension Plan

Flight Attendants Now Threaten Strike

A Chicago federal judge Tuesday approved United Airlines' request to dump its massive employee pension plan, leaving almost $10 billion in unfunded liabilities on the table for the government to handle.

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Government Witnesses Take The Stand In NASA Inspector Trial

Billy T. Thornton Accused Of Pencil-Whipping Shuttle Inspections

While government witnesses said a NASA inspector falsified inspection results in his work on the space shuttle Discovery, defense lawyers pointed to what they called massive confusion about how those inspections were supposed to be carried out. The trial continues Wednesday in Orlando.

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Court Ruling: Lex Cralley Can Keep His Corsair

Six Year Battle Ends In Victory For Minnesota Mechanic

It took a special act of Congress, but after six years of legal fights, a 50-year old Northwest Airline mechanic can keep his Brewster Corsair.

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New Meaning For 'Air Mail'

Unexpected Delivery

Sheets of purple aluminum fell on Danville, CA, Monday night -- parts of an engine cowling from a FedEx MD-11 headed from Oakland to Fort Worth. No one was hurt.

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SNJ Crash Takes Life Of TASK's Jim Kern, Warbird Adventures' Jon Hedgecock

An aviator who has been well-known to the sport aviation industry, for many years, lost his life in the crash of a Warbird Adventures SNJ-6, N453WA, late Monday.

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Guess Who's Coming To Oshkosh? Resurrected P-38 'Glacier Girl' Returns

A Lockheed P-38 Lightning named "Glacier Girl," the subject of one of the world's most intriguing aircraft recovery stories, will return to Oshkosh this summer to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. 

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Brigadier General Thomas J. Konitzer (Ret.) Named New Quad-A President

The Army Aviation Association of America has announced the appointment of retired Army Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Konitzer as its new president. Konitzer replaces outgoing AAAA president Maj. Gen. Andy Andreson, (Ret.) who has served since 2003.

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EADS-NA Highlights Its Military Mission Capabilities at QUAD-A

EADS North America has a high-profile presence at this year's Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) annual convention, highlighting the company's broad range of solutions that intended to meet the  requirements of U.S. military and homeland security customers.

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Quad-A Announces Army Aviation NCO of the Year

Sergeant First Class William G. Howard is a true professional whose performance was absolutely critical to the 1st Battalion's success in combat and execution of over 1,480 air missions and flying more than 11,000 hours in support of ground forces across the entire breadth of Iraq.

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Quad-A Announces Army Aviator of the Year

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher P. Wilson's sense of duty, professionalism and mission focus personifies all of the attributes expected of an Army Aviator.

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Quad-A Announces Army Aviation Soldier of the Year

AAAA's Aviation Soldier of the Year for 2004 is Specialist Michael R. Hedgpeth, a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with Co. C, 2nd Bn., 10th Avn. Regt., Fort Drum, N.Y.

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Reaction: Bush Nominates Hawley As New TSA Chief

Boyer Applauds Avoidance Of "Leadership Gap"

The TSA revolving door has spun again. As ANN reported, the Bush administration late Friday announced the nomination of nominated San Francisco Bay-area business executive Edmund "Kip" Hawley as the fourth head of the Transportation Security Administration in three years.

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Biz-Av Leaders From Tag Aviation And Cannes/Mandelieu Airport Honored At EBACE

Rofer McMullin, Entire Airport Staff To Be Feated

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that business aviation industry leaders from TAG Aviation and Cannes/Mandelieu Airport will be recognized with the EBACE European Business Aviation Award for their work on behalf of business aviation.

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EADS' Final Four

Four Cities Chosen In Airbus Tanker Competition

EADS North America's competition to select a US industrial site to support the KC-330 advanced tanker program has been narrowed to locations in four states, which have been asked to provide additional information in a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued Tuesday.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.11.05)

"As we have with his predecessors, AOPA will reach out to this new chief of an agency that has an inordinate amount of influence on general aviation activities and educate him on the realities of GA. This quick announcement means there will be no leadership gap at TSA. We hope he'll be in the job long enough to understand all of the issues and have a positive influence." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer on the Bush administration's selection of consultant Edmund "Kip" Hawley to lead the TSA.

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