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December 10, 2004

Six Missing In Bering Sea

Helo Was Ferrying Crew From Disabled Freighter

A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk was reported down Wednesday, as it ferried crew members from a disabled Malaysian freighter in the Bering Straits. Four people on board the ill-fated chopper were rescued by a nearby Coast Guard cutter. Six others are still missing in the frigid Alaskan waters.

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Another World Appears In Distant Orbit Around The Sun

Say Hello To Quaoar

Astronomers have dubbed it "Quaoar" (pronounced kwa-whar) after a Native American god. It lies a billion kilometers beyond Pluto and moves around the Sun every 288 years in a near-perfect circle. Until recently it was just a curious point of light. That's all astronomers could see when they discovered it last June using a ground-based telescope.

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Continental Fumes Over French Concorde Allegations

Airline Execs Ordered To Appear In Paris Courtroom

Like a deer in the headlights, Continental Airlines was caught by surprise after a French court of inquiry this week summoned its executives for questioning in the wake of the fiery 2000 Concorde crash at Charles DeGaulle Airport.

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Science Panel: Send Shuttle To Fix Hubble

Says Robotic Mission Might Take To Long, Won't Work

Hubble, Hubble, toil and trouble. The astronomy community has been fuming ever since NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe earlier this year announced he would not send a shuttle to repair the aging Hubble Space Telescope. But that's just what the National Research Council wants him to do.

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ICAS '04: Blue Angels Announce 2005 Schedule

US Navy demonstration team announces 2005 air show schedule

The US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team has announced its schedule for 2005 at the International Council of Air Shows 2004 convention in Las Vegas (NV).

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ICAS '04: From Pro Football To Air Shows

One Canadian's career takes him from the playing field to the air show line in tiny jet

Scott Manning is not the kind of guy whom anyone would dare address as "Tiny."

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ICAS '04: Air Show Marketing Awards Announced

350+ submissions in fourteen categories judged, best examples honored during luncheon

The International Council of Air Shows on Wednesday honored the best marketing products out of 350 entries submitted to the organizations for its yearly judged competition during its 2004 convention in Las Vegas (NV).

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JPL Community Mourns Loss of Three Colleagues

Three Lost In Motor Vehicle Accident

Leadership of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory expressed their deep concern Thursday after a vanpool accident that took the life of three riders and injured several others.

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Congress Okays Space Tourism Measure

Now Goes To President Bush

Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Virgin Galactic... and for just $190,000, you, too can be a space tourist. We'll even throw in the pointy ears... That fanciful pitch is one step closer to reality after the Senate Wednesday passed a bill to regulate commercial passenger space flight.

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National Intelligence Bill Means Pilot Certificates With Photos

Smile! Your Picture Will Soon Be On You Flying Ticket

After several months of contentious debate, Congress has sent the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act to President Bush. The bill implements many of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and creates a director of national intelligence.

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Klyde Morris 12.10.04

Klyde Brings The Christmas Spirit To Mayor Daley... That Hard Way!

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A318 Gets A New Boost

Pratt & Whitney's PW5124A Fly Aboard Airbus Aircraft

The A318, the latest member of Airbus' A320 family, flew with new PW6000A engines (PW6124A) from Pratt & Whitney for the first time Thursday. Certification of this aircraft engine combination should take place towards the end of 2005 after some 500 flight hours.

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Just Married: AOA, Advanced Flight Systems

Everything Will Be Housed In Portland

Advanced Flight Systems says it's acquired the line of angle-of-attack instruments from Proprietary Software Systems.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Kalamazoo hangar

For Sale: New Corporate Hangar at Kalamazoo, MI (AZO).

48' electric door, 60' deep. Suitable for twins, light jets or a club for homebuilts. The hangar is brand new and ready for occupancy. AZO offers self service fuel and two aircraft maintenance FBOs. New, will sell for $680.00

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Embry-Riddle Reaches Out To Other Institutions

ERAU, Santa Fe Community College Approve Aeronautical Science Credit Transfer

Under a new agreement, students who earn a two-year Associate of Science degree in Aviation Science from Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) may transfer all their credits to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to count as the first two years toward a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science.

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Better Cranberries Through Aviation

Ocean Spray’s cranberry harvesting season drew to a close last month, made easier this year with the use of GeoVantage’s high-resolution aerial imagery. GeoVantage imaged cranberry bogs in two of Ocean Spray’s major growing areas in Massachusetts and Quebec. Ocean Spray has been implementing aerial photography since 1986.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (12.10.04)

"We strongly disagree that anything Continental did was the cause of the Concorde accident, and we are outraged by the media reports that criminal charges may have been made against our company and its employees." Source: Continental Airlines statement after the French newspaper Le Parisien reported a French court has subpoenaed company executives as part of the Concorde crash investigation. On July 25th, 2000, an Air France Concorde crashed shortly after take-off, killing 113 people. A subsequent inquiry found a Continental Airlines DC-10, which had departed the same runway five minutes earlier, dropped a "wear-strip" from one of its engine nacelles. That piece of metal, according to the inquiry, then punctured the tires of the Concorde. French authorities say th

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Maryland TFR: 12/11/04

NOTAM: 4/3327 Issued: 12/09/2004 16:50 Effective: 12/11/2004 12:20 - 12/11/2004 19:10 State: MD Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: BETHESDA, MARYLAND, DECEMBER 11 2004 LOCAL.

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Texas TFR: 12/10/04

NOTAM: 4/3322 Issued: 12/09/2004 15:50 Effective: 12/10/2004 17:35 - 12/10/2004 18:25 State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: VIP Description: FALFURRIAS, TEXAS, DECEMBER 10-12 2004 LOCAL.

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Virginia TFR: 12/10/04

NOTAM: 4/3284 Issued: 12/08/2004 21:30 Effective: 12/10/2004 18:15 - 12/10/2004 20:05 State: VA Facility: ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC. Type: VIP Description: FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 10 2004 LOCAL.

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Aero-News Alert: Low Ceilings/Viz Suspected Factors in First DA40 Fatal

The first Diamond DA40 (file photo, below) accident to involve fatalities occurred a few hours ago as N42SE, a Diamond DA40 registered to Accupad of Anderson, SC, went down in Pelzer SC, killing all three POB aboard, one of them a flight instructor. The accident reportedly occurred at 1013 local time with the first call into EMS reported at 1022.

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