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July 07, 2012

TIGHAR Search Vessel Steams Towards Nikumaroro

Latest Effort To Find Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra

A group of scientists and salvage experts are steaming towards the Kiribati atoll of Nikumaroro aboard a research vessel they hope will help them locate the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra some 75 years after it was lost on the famous circumnavigation attempt.

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US Airways CEO Says 'No Rush' On AMR Corp

Requested For More Time To Formulate Exit Plan Will Delay Merger Talks

Any merger between AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, and US Airways Group would be unlikely before the end of the year, according to US Airways CEO Doug Parker. The message was sent in a Fourth of July note to the airline's employees.

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Is the Current Slump the 'New Normal'?

Analyst Brian Foley Says Past Cycles Don't Necessarily Predict The Future

Since 2008 the general aviation industry has been reeling from a downturn that, to many, seems to be lasting an eternity. So what’s really going on?  "That's probably the most important single question we're being asked these days," notes industry advisor Brian Foley.

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NTSB Releases Prelim In Oregon C172 Accident

Four On Board The Skyhawk Were Fatally Injured

In its preliminary report for an accident in Veneta, OR on June 23, the NTSB reports that witnesses say the engine of the Cessna 172 "suddenly just stopped" while the airplane was climbing out after departure from Crow-Mag Airport (OR33), near Veneta. A friend of the pilot told the board that the pilot was just taking some people of a "scenic sightseeing tour" of the area near the airport.

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Air Combat Commander Qualifies In The F-22

Mike Hostage Says He's 'Confident In The Raptor'

Air Combat Command's senior Airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.

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Irish Student Pilots Grounded

Financial Dispute Shuts Down Training Center

The ‘Luck of the Irish’ has apparently abandoned as many as 80 Irish student pilots who are now stranded in the U.S. and facing potential financial losses of as much as 80,000 Euros each. At issue is a failed contract agreement between the Pilot Training Center of Ireland and the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation and each side is blaming the other.

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Aviation Explorer Post 9868 Working On A Zenith CH 750 Kit Aircraft At Oshkosh

Aviators By Design Sponsoring The Effort At The Homebuilder's Hangar

The nonprofit organization Aviators By Design says that a group of teenagers will be building an airplane this year at AirVenture. Aviation Explorer Post 9868, which holds its meetings at Central County Airport near Iola, Wisconsin and sponsored by the non-profit, will be working on a STOL CH 750 airplane kit in the Homebuilders’ Hangar on the AirVenture grounds located just east of the Forums and north of the tower.

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Taco Bell Airlifts 10,000 Tacos To Alaska

Spicy Goodwill Treat Makes Good On Cruel Hoax!

Unless they feature salmon, crab or cod, tacos are not exactly a staple in the Alaskan diet. Still, you can imagine then the excitement in Bethel, Alaska – a town of 6,200 residents, when flyers suddenly appeared announcing that a Taco Bell was soon to open in their remote hamlet. You can also imagine their disappointment when the flyers proved to be just a cruel joke.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.07.12)

"I'm asking these Airmen to assume some risk that exceeds the norm in day-to-day training, and I have to be willing to do it myself and experience firsthand what they do." Source: Gen. Mike Hostage, the commander of Air Combat Command.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.12): Vertex

The last fix adapted on the arrival speed segments. Normally, it will be the outer marker of the runway in use.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.12)

United States Navy Patrol Squadrons

VPNAVY is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Navy flying "ASW" (VP/VPB) Patrol Aircraft. VPNAVY has attempted to collect every available piece of information via the Internet.

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