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May 12, 2005

AD: AvCraft

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-06 MANUFACTURER: AvCraft Aerospace GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dornier Model 328-300 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-01 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD requires measuring the clearance between the compensator and the guide assembly of probe no. 1 on the outboard fuel tanks, and performing corrective actions if necessary.

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Incursion Pilots Released

No Charges Filed

The two general aviation pilots at the center of Wednesday's air scare in Washington, DC, were laying low Thursday, staying away from telephones and dodging reporters' questions. Although they probably won't face criminal charges, according to federal authorities, at least one of them could be looking at a 60-day certificate suspension -- or even revocation.

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NBAA: Incursion Proves The System Worked

Cessna Was Identified And Turned Away According To Plan

You might consider NBAA President Ed Bolen an optimist. Caught on Capitol Hill during Wednesday's evacuation -- a scramble caused by a Cessna 150K's incursion deep into the Washington ADIZ, Bolen told ANN the incident proves the system works.

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ADIZ Incursion: EAA Response

Be Vigilant!

Wednesday’s airspace incursion in Washington, DC, in which a Cessna 150 strayed deep into the 15-mile Flight Restricted Zone, and the subsequent security threat it caused in our nation’s capital, should serve as a reminder to all pilots to be extremely vigilant in meeting their responsibilities as pilot in command.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/3771  Issued:  05/12/2005 23:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  NORTHWAY AK. 

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Virginia TFR: 05.14.05

NOTAM:  5/3755  Issued:  05/12/2005 19:30  Effective:  05/14/2005 12:00 - 05/14/2005 20:00  State:  VA  Facility:  ZID - INDIANAPOLIS (ARTCC),IN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  OAKWOOD, VA 

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DC Scare Spurs Daley

Wants GA Aircraft Banned Over Cities, Says Incident Justifies Closure Of Meigs

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, the man General Aviation loves to hate, renewed his call for a ban on GA flight over major cities in the wake of Wednesday's light plane incursion deep into the Washington ADIZ.

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After The Incursion: DCA GA Ban Likely To Remain

Administration Officials Take Another Look At Allowing Biz-Av Back At Reagan National

As late as last week, Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) was confident that Reagan National Airport in Washington would be reopened to business and charter aviation. "I think Homeland Security has signed off on it. I think we're very close to having it open again for private aircraft. I'm very pleased about that." Graves told ANN he thought DCA might reopen to GA aircraft within "the next couple of months." But after Wednesday's incursion deep into the Washington ADIZ by a Cessna 150K -- an aircraft that came within three miles of the White House before being turned away -- that sort of optimism has been all but dashed.

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Phil Is Frustrated

Says ADIZ Incursion Set Back GA Cause In A Number Of Ways

Like many general aviation pilots, AOPA President Phil Boyer was frustrated on Thursday, the day after a Cessna 150K with two Pennsylvania pilots on board busted the Washington ADIZ and came within three miles of the White House before being turned away by military and DHS aircraft.

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How Close Did That Cessna Come To Being Shot Down?

NORAD: Cessna 150K Was Not Viewed As A Threat

When Troy Martin and Jim Schaeffer, both of Pennsylvania, flew unwittingly into the Washington ADIZ and came within three miles of the White House before being turned away, how close were they to being shot down by the F-16 fighters that intercepted them?

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HH-60 Down In NM

Helicopter Crash Kills One, Injures Two

One Airman was killed and two others injured in an HH-60G Pave Hawk (file photo, below) helicopter crash May 11 about 100 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

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Air National Guard Fighter Jets Respond Quickly To Stray Aircraft

The Military View Of The Washington ADIZ Incursion

E-I-C Note: The follwing story was sent to ANN by the American Forces Press Service... and presents an interesting view of yesterday's insanity. It makes for an interesting read...

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Aero-News Alert: Fox News Pundit Advocates Shooting Down ADIZ Transgressors

For those of you who had to suffer through some of the widely inaccurate and wildly speculative reporting that appeared various networks as a result of Wednesday's foolish ADIZ transgression, few of the low moments exceeded those associated with a Fox News pundit by the name of John Loftus.

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Blue Thunder STILL Feels The Need...

...The Need For Speed!

The folks supporting the Blue Thunder replica Mustang speed record attempts tell ANN that their goal to set new world speed records in the C-1.c class over the 3 kilometer and the 15/25 kilometer distances remains unchanged. 

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New Date For Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In

Conflicts Force Move

The Virginia Council of EAA Chapters, Inc (VAEAA). has moved the dates of the Ninth Annual Virginia Regional EAA Fly-In to October 1-2, 2005. The fly-in will be held at the Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB), as in prior years.

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Newest B-1B Capability Highlighted At Dyess

Simulates 72 JASSM Launches On Single Mission

B-1B Lancer bombers here recently demonstrated their superior flexibility and air power capability by simulating 72 launches of the bomber’s newest weapon, the joint air-to-surface standoff missile during JASSM Thunder 05-01.

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Promoted: BRS' Larry Williams

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of parachute recovery systems for general aviation and recreational aircraft, announced that Larry E. Williams has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.12.05)

"There are surface-to-air missiles now stationed around the nation's capital. But at the same time, if we shine a light on this that has any glow to it at all, is that the government system worked. They tracked this plane, without radio contact, they intercepted this airplane with flares and finally got their attention. I'm sure that they tried to do so much earlier. Then they probably assessed that this is a two-seater airplane, single-engine, with two adults in it. It barely carries the fuel to get even halfway to North Carolina. They probably made the calculated decision: Let's not do this." Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, in an interview with CNN, after a Cessna 150K made a deep incursion into the Washington ADIZ. The aircraft came within three miles of the

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Louisiana TFR (05.13.05)

NOTAM:  5/3649  Issued:  05/11/2005 17:50  Effective:  05/13/2005 19:40 - 05/13/2005 23:40  State:  LA  Facility:  ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX.  Type:  VIP  Description:  LAFAYETTE AND YOUNGSVILLE, LOUISIANA, MAY 13 2005 LOCAL. 

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AD: AvCraft Aerospace GmbH

AD NUMBER: 2005-10-02 MANUFACTURER: AvCraft Aerospace GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-10-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dornier Model 328-300 series airplanes.

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