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July 05, 2005

179 Lives Saved by BRS

Death Cheated Again

The whole-airplane parachute company, Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., has now saved 179 pilot and passenger lives. The latest dramatic save happened when New Yorker Ilan Reich deployed the BRS System last Thursday, June 30th, while he was flying his Cirrus SR22 at 3,000 feet near Haverstraw, NY.

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Army Buys Aerostats

Airborne Surveillance

Troops in Iraq will have more eyes in the sky watching over them shortly. TCOM, L.P. has been awarded a contract to provide the army with sixteen 17M™ Tactical Aerostat Systems.

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Rare Tri-Motors Gathering At Airventure

Another Highlight

You can be that ANN will be checking out a one-of-a-kind reunion of tri-motor aircraft during the 53rd annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention. At least nine vintage tri-motors will gather at Airventure July 25th - 31st at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Emergency CASA AD: AMD Falcon 10 Series Aeroplanes

AD/AMD 10/25 Amdt 1 Wing Anti-Ice Hoses 9/2005 TX

Applicability: Dassault Aviation Falcon 10 Aircraft.

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SPEEA Votes on Contract Offers Wednesday

Bird In The Hand?

At Mid-Western Aircraft Systems in Wichita, workers represented by Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will vote Wednesday to accept or reject the company's offers. Results will be announced on July 11th.

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TSA: 'They Squandered' - Audit

$303 Million In Questionable, Fraudulent, Or Just Plain Stupid Expenses

The TSA may regret asking the Defense Contract Audit Agency to audit just one aspect of its operations -- its expenditures to assess and hire airport passenger screeners in 2001. The DCAA found that over 40% of the money, at least, some $303 million of $741 million lavished on a foreign-owned firm, was spent improperly.

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The Afghan Helicopter Story The Newspapers Didn't Tell

The picture tells the tale: a burly Afghan soldier runs into a manmade wind, a child bundled under each arm. An Afghan civilian follows as quickly as is consistent with his dignity; an American soldier stands guard.

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Gen Moseley Confirmed As USAF Chief Of Staff

New Top Dog Takes Office After Senate Confirmation

In its last act before adjourning for the 4th of July holiday recess, the United States Senate confirmed US Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley Friday. The Chief of Staff is the top officer ion the Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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EAA Urges FAA To Restore VHF Replacement Frequency In Wisconsin

Provides Real-Time MOA And Restricted Airspace Information

EAA is strongly urging the FAA to reverse its plans to cancel authorization for Wisconsin's Volk Field Combined Readiness Training Center (CRTC) use of VHF frequency 120.0, that provides real-time MOA and Restricted Area information for general aviation pilots in central Wisconsin. Volk, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics, and GA pilots use the frequency as the key component of their established Midair Collision Avoidance program.

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Upgraded: Ronald T. Kadish

Joins Orbital Board of Directors

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Thursday that Ronald T. Kadish, Lt. General (United States Air Force, retired), has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. General Kadish, the former Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, becomes the company's 14th Board member.

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Senate Approves $100K For NAHA

Conflicts With House

The US Senate authorized $100,000 to be spent on the newly formed National Aviation Heritage Area with  the passage of the fiscal year 2006 Interior Appropriations Bill Thursday.

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Thommen Picks InstrumentTech As US Service Center

Will Maintain Entire Thommen Line

Revue Thommen AG announces the selection of InstrumentTech of Addison, Texas as their primary Service Center for the United States, covering their entire line of electromechanical and electronic aircraft instruments and clocks.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.05.05)

"This mission is truly a smashing success." Source: Andy Dantzler, director of NASA's Solar System Division, commenting on the successful collision of the Deep Impact probe with the comet Tempel 1.

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5413  Issued:  07/04/2005 03:00  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MESQUITE NV. 

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5417  Issued:  07/04/2005 03:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MESQUITE NV. 

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Arizona TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5412  Issued:  07/04/2005 02:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  AZ  Facility:  ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  18 MILES EAST OF GILA BEND AZ. 

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Nevada TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5419  Issued:  07/04/2005 03:30  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  NV  Facility:  ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  MESQUITE NV. 

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Iowa TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/5432  Issued:  07/04/2005 19:10  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  IA  Facility:  ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  7.4 WNW CHARLES CITY IA. 

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