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May 25, 2009

Aero-TV: Matt Chapman Airshows -- Expanding The Envelope

Champion Aerobat Flies Solo As Well As Formation Acts

Matt Chapman is one of those guys who is just where he wants to be -- and is living the life most aviators can only dream of. Recognized internationally as an aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer, he began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics – the Unlimited category. Chapman's resume includes having won one of only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited Men’s Aerobatic Team in 1996 and 1998. .

STS-125: 'An Unqualified Success'

NASA Managers Praise the STS-125 Mission and Crew

There are few missions in the history of the Space Shuttle program that compare with that just completed -- STS-125 -- the mission to rescue The Hubble Space Telescope. Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California at 11:39 a.m. EDT, Sunday morning, completing a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space.

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Aero-TV: Matt Chapman Airshows -- Expanding The Envelope

Champion Aerobat Flies Solo As Well As Formation Acts

Matt Chapman is one of those guys who is just where he wants to be -- and is living the life most aviators can only dream of. Recognized internationally as an aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer, he began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics – the Unlimited category. Chapman's resume includes having won one of only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited Men’s Aerobatic Team in 1996 and 1998.

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Cessna 320 Crash Kills NAS Fallon XO, Three Daughters

Cdr. Luther H. Hook III, 44, the Executive Officer for NAS Fallon, was killed Friday when his 1966 C-320 went down about a mile from the Fallon Airport. The aircraft had flown in Fresno, CA, and was carrying Hook's three daughters, Kaitlyn (15); Rachel (12); and Mackenzie (9), who lived in Clovis, CA, with his ex-wife.

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Edwards AFB Goes Hollywood

Ironman II Filmed on Location

Scenes from the upcoming movie Ironman II were filmed at Edwards AFB, May 11-13, with the support of about 60 members of 'Team Edwards' taking part as extras and technical advisors. Parts of the first Ironman as well as numerous movies and television shows have also taken advantage of Edwards for filming in the past.

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Klyde Morris (05.25.09)

Klyde Confuses The Terrorists....

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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CAGW To Congress: Don't Ground VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program

Taxpayer Group WANTS To Keep The VH-71...

Here's something of a surprise... Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a 'taxpayer watchdog organization,' has expressed support for the continuation of the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program.

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Republic Airlines to Operate Embraer 190AR Jets for Midwest

Allows Midwest to Expand Route Network and Offer Longer-Range Nonstop Service

Midwest Airlines and Republic Airways Holdings have announced an expansion of the air services agreement between Midwest Airlines and Republic Airlines to include the addition of new Embraer 190AR jets. The E190s will be configured to seat 100 passengers in a single cabin with seating choice that includes 20 Signature seats.

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Middle East Gets a Low-Cost carrier

flydubai Intro's First of 50 Boeing 737-800 NGs

One does not normally associate the Middle East as a market in need of a low-cost carrier, but someone obvioiusly thinks it's time for one to come on the scene... and following similar models here in the USA, they're starting service with the latest generation of Boeing 737s.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.25.09): Incursion

Incursion Any occurrence at an airport involving an aircraft, vehicle, person or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in loss of separation with an aircraft taking off, intending to takeoff, landing or intending to land.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.09)

Aero-Linx: Seattle Museum Of Flight In addition to changing temporary exhibits the Seattle, WA, Museum of Flight showcases its collection of more than 150 historic air and spacecraft and related artifacts in unique and inspiring exhibits. There is something for everyone to experience in these dynamic displays presenting events that have carried us from Kitty Hawk to the Moon.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.25.09)

“CAGW applauds the President’s desire to cut wasteful spending, but taxpayers are between a rock and a hard place on the helicopter issue. One of the most common axioms of aviation is that every takeoff is optional, but every landing is mandatory. The same could be said now about the $13 billion program to fund the new fleet of presidential helicopters.”

 

Source: CAGW President Tom Schatz, in a statement from "Citizens Against Government Waste" in support of continuing the much-maligned VH-71 program.

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