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June 20, 2005

A Cry For Help From Palo Alto

Airport Needs Supporters

(We received this note from allies of the airport in San Carlos and thought it was important to pass along to you. -- ed.)

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Gretchen Jahn Is Off And Running

Mooney CEO Prepares For Air Race Classic

By ANN Senior Editor Peter Combs Gretchen Jahn talks on a cell phone as she warily watches her airplane being inspected. It's only natural that she's flying a Mooney Ovation. After all, she runs the company. But this Ovation is being inspected as part of the 2005 Air Race Classic in Lafayette, IN, and Gretchen is especially motivated to see it pass.

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Student Take-Over At Air Race Classic

But Hey, It's All Good

It was a student take-over, plain and simple. No, not the kind of studen take-over that, in the 60s and 70s, led to the library being burned to a cinder and the smell of tear-gas wafting throughout the campus. Nope... in this case, the students of Purdue University lobbied hard for the right to host both the departure and arrival ceremonies at the 2005 Air Race Classic.

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Certified: Cessna Citation CJ1+

Receives FAA Type Certification

The Federal Aviation Administration granted type certification to Cessna's Model 525 Citation CJ1+ Monday morning, keeping the program on schedule and bringing the aircraft one step closer to customer delivery. Certification was awarded in just over 200 flights and 400 flight hours, spanning eleven months.

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Plane Carrying Honduran President Makes Emergency Landing

Two Hurt -- But President And First Lady Are Okay

An American Airlines 757 carrying the president of Honduras was forced to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman Island Sunday because of a problem with the de-icing system. Two passengers among the nearly 200 people aboard were slightly hurt.

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NWA DC-10 Makes Emergency Landing In Iran

Cargo Bay Problems Forced Landing

A Northwest Airlines DC-10 enroute from Mumbai, India to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday after the cockpit crew got a warning light indicating a possible fire in the cargo hold. No one was hurt and the aircraft eventually continued to its destination.

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That's Gotta Hurt: Air Canada Labor Probs Means Boeing Gets Stiffed $6B

Air Canada has disclosed that it has been informed by the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) that the tentative agreement on costs and other issues relating to the Boeing order has been rejected by the union membership.

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Paris Air Show 2005: An American In Paris

Avexus's Rich Bergmann Surveys The Atmosphere

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs Rich Bergmann is as red-blooded an American as any other, but he has to admit, he likes what he's seen at the Paris Air Show this year.

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EU To US: Can We Talk?

Negotiations To Resume

While World Trade Organization cases move slowly onward, European Union and United States trade officials said Friday that they will restart negotiations. The ongoing dispute over government subsidies to Airbus and Boeing is keeping everyone guessing.

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The Russians Are Coming! Really!

Russians To Fly A Photo Mission Under Open Skies Treaty

The Russians are coming, and they're going to be flying right overhead! The little-heard-of Open Skies Treaty is bringing a Tupolev Tu-154M reconnaissance airplane to the USA.

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Klyde Morris 06.20.05

Klyde Keeps Poking Fun At Those Airline Guys

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Encore, Encore, OohRah?

Cessna Supports Marine Corps

The Road Runners of VMR-1, based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. took delivery of two new production Cessna Citation Encore aircraft, called the UC-35D by the Marine Corps.

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EAA TO FAA: You Better Think

Are You Sure About This?

The EAA jumped into action last Monday to help restore a temporary tower at a west Michigan fly-in scheduled for June 25th. The one day event at Padgham Field in Allegan, Michigan was approved for the temporary tower last December, as it has been for the last four years.

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Happenings At Wright-Patterson

More To Do, More To See

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will host “Freedom’s Call” at 2000 July 1st on the grounds behind the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Freedom’s Call highlights military history and experiences, combining narratives and inspiring heritage stories. Also, yet more aviation treasure is now on display at the museum

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Seawind Goes Down Saturday: One Lost

Tragedy Strikes

A homebuilt Seawind crashed Saturday evening while attempting to make an emergency landing in Sarasota, Florida. The aircraft hit the roof of an elementary school before crashing into a ditch and bursting into flames.

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Gone West: Robert F. Maguire Jr.

Irish Moses

Former Alaska Airlines pilot Robert F. Maguire Jr. died June 10th at his Northridge home at the age of 94, according to his son. He was dubbed the "Irish Moses" for heading up "Operation Magic Carpet" that flew 40,000 Jews from Yemen to Israel.

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Auction House Sees The Light

Lawsuit Adjusts Focus

New York based Lelands.com announced Friday that it would agree to remove airplane pieces from auction. The pieces in question were from the DC-7 that crashed and killed baseball player Robert Clemente on December 31, 1972.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.20.05)

"I am a politician and therefore I'm an optimist." Source: EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson, commenting that talks will continue to attempt to resolve the Airbus-Boeing trade disputes while WTO cases proceed.

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Alaska TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4876  Issued:  06/18/2005 21:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AK  Facility:  ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  FOR FORT YUKON ALASKA. 

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Florida TFR: 06.18.05 - 06.26.05

NOTAM:  5/4834  Issued:  06/17/2005 16:10  Effective:  06/18/2005 04:00 - 06/26/2005 04:00  State:  FL  Facility:  ZJX - JACKSONVILLE (ARTCC),FL.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA

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New Mexico TFR: 06.20.05

NOTAM:  5/4883  Issued:  06/19/2005 20:40  Effective:  06/20/2005 15:00 - 06/20/2005 20:00  State:  NM  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MOUNTAINAIR, NEW MEXICO 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4833  Issued:  06/17/2005 15:50  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  YUMA, ARIZONA 

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Ohio TFR: 06.20.05 - 07.29.05

NOTAM:  5/4859  Issued:  06/17/2005 19:40  Effective:  06/20/2005 11:00 - 07/29/2005 21:00  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  RAVENNA OH. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/4877  Issued:  06/19/2005 04:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  7 MILES SOUTH OF PATAGONIA ARIZONA. 

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