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January 26, 2005

Border Woes: Illegal Aliens Arrested Upon Landing In C172

But DHS Says They're Not Terrorists

Four Chinese citizens and their Mexican pilot -- all thought to have been trying to enter the US illegally -- were arrested Monday night after their Cessna 172 was forced to land at Stinson Field, near San Antonio, TX, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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EAA Airventure Oshkosh Dates Announced Through 2012

For Those Of You Planning Ahead...

The EAA has finalized the future dates for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh through the year 2012.We thought you'd like to know -- in case, perhaps, you're planning WAY ahead.

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American Eagle Signs Agreement With FlightSafety

Flight School Aids Pilot Recruitment Program

American Eagle Airlines has defined its intention of recruiting new pilots through a program created by the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida.

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New Legislation Would Bump Mandatory Pilot Retirement Age

Pilots Wouldn't Be Forced To Retire Until 65

Two powerful members of Congress Monday introduced separate measures in the House and Senate that would add five years to the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots -- raising it from 60 to 65.

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Survivors Of Five National Guardsmen Settle Aviation Suit

They'll Receive Millions From C-23 Makers, Modifiers

The families of five Virginia National Guardsmen killed when their C-23 Sherpa went down in rural Georgia south of Macon in 2001 have settled with the manufacturer for millions. Suits filed by the families of the three flight crew members on board have not been settled. They are among 16 federal suits still pending in the case.

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Scandinavian Countries Billed For Airline's Tsunami Effort

Well, SOMEBODY'S Gotta Pay

You know the world has changed when mercy missions that would have been flown for free a dozen years ago now cost someone millions of dollars -- and that someone gets a bill. Such is the case with SAS, the Scandinavian airline serving Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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Civil Air Patrol Launches Tsunami Relief Project

Effort To Support American Red Cross

Civil Air Patrol members are heeding the call to help millions of families in South Asia and Eastern Africa, victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that killed more than 150,000 people and destroyed countless homes and businesses.

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Complete Air Force Secrets List Now Posted

What Can YOU Find In 80 Years Of Potentially Declassifiable Secrets?

A while ago, we told you that The Memory Hole was publishing an index to the classified and restricted documents that are held by the Air Force Historical Research Agency at the Air University at Maxwell AFB. The entire index is now online as promised, in seven .zip files. 

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First Student Of The Year Graduates XP-360 Engine Build School

Superior Air Parts Says, "Congratulations"

Superior Air Parts says Dr. William Hayden is the first person in 2005 to build his XP-360 Engine at the company's state-of-the-art engine build center in Coppell, TX.

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Cessna Says Caravan Fleet Expanding In Spain And Russia

Cessna's Caravan fleet in Russia and Spain will experience growth early in 2005.

Beginning in April 2005, Cessna will deliver four Super Cargomasters to a new cargo company based in Madrid, Spain. The newly formed scheduled cargo service will transport cargo between Madrid and key financial business centers in Spain. This marks the first time the company has owned and operated an aircraft.

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AOPA Airport Support Network Member Needs Pilots

Two, Specifically, For Mission To Tallahassee

The Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society (AWAPS) in St. Petersburg, FL, has a need for pilots who can support two upcoming trips to Tallahassee. The flights are for AWAPS meetings.

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NASA Summer High School Program Celebrates Silver Anniversary

And Takes Application For 2005

The NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (NSHARP) is celebrating 25 years of selecting high-achieving students to serve as apprentices in a variety of NASA professions. All 10 NASA centers, including the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, and several universities participate in NSHARP.

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A Remarkable Way To Remember Dad: With A Fly-In

Mike Williams Hosts Second Annual Event

To my flying friends, I am hosting the second annual Mike's Hangar Spring Pork Loin Burn and Fly-in here at Mike's Hangar at the Columbus, Indiana (BAK) airport on April the 23 rd. This day commemorates my dad's passing on the April 23rd, 2003 and a few other important events. We will be flying the missing man for all gone west.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (01.26.05)

"We do not believe and all indications from all the queries we have run through our joint task force agents, indicate that this is not connected to the Chinese involvement in the alerts in Boston." Source: Alonzo R. Pena, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in an interview with San Antonio radio station WOAI-AM about the arrest of five people -- four Chinese citizens and one from Mexico -- accused of trying to fly into the US illegally. Their rented Cessna 172-P landed, however, before it could be intercepted by airborne federal agents.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-02-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-02-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes.

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Ohio TFR: 01.27.05

NOTAM:  5/0734  Issued:  01/25/2005 22:40  Effective:  01/27/2005 15:10 - 01/27/2005 18:40  State:  OH  Facility:  ZOB - CLEVELAND (ARTCC),OH.  Type:  VIP  Description:  CLEVELAND, OHIO, JANUARY 27 2005 LOCAL. 

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Maryland TFR: 01.26.05

NOTAM:  5/0729  Issued:  01/25/2005 22:10  Effective:  01/26/2005 16:00 - 01/26/2005 19:00  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  BETHESDA, MARYLAND, JANUARY 26 2005. 

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CASA Urgent AD: Airbus

CASA AD: AD/A320/166 Manufacturer: Airbus Subject: Elevator and Aileron Computer Applicability: A320 all certified models, all manufactured serial numbers, except aircraft that have incorporated Airbus modification 33317 during production or Airbus Service Bulletin A320-27-1149 whilst in service.

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CASA Urgent AD: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada

CASA AD: AD/BELL 206/157 Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) 206 and Agusta Bell 206 Series Helicopters Subject: Door Handle Applicability: Model 206B helicopters, serial numbers 3567 through 4577, and 5101 through 5284.

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