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June 12, 2005

Third Time's A Charm! (Part Two)

Will It Fly?

By ANN Warbird Correspondent Tom Griffith When we left our intrepid correspondent yesterday, he was just about to find out whether or not he'd be getting [yet another] a ride of a lifetime. In other words, was "Thunder Bird" gonna fly today?

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Are You Ready? Arlington is!

Rare Opportunity This Year

Thing are hopping out in Washington State, as the friendliest fly-in is shaping up for another great event. The Northwest Regional Northwest Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In is getting prepped for a show with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for the public.

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Thunderbirds Fly Five

Former Pilot Returns

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, announced this week they will continue to fly a five-ship demonstration at air shows around the country until a newly assigned right wing pilot completes training required for the position.

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Angels Land In Conroe

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Angel Flight South Central has scheduled a Pilot Recruitment drive and Fundraising event for Saturday June 18th 2005 from 1000 to 1500 at the Lonestar Executive Airport (CXO) in Conroe, Texas.

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Pilot Error Downed Predator

Ironic, Isn't It?

The Air Force announced Friday that the November 24th crash of a MQ-IL Predator unmanned aerial vehicle was caused by pilot error. The crash destroyed the aircraft with a value of about $3.5 million.

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Vietnam War MIA Serviceman Identified

Welcome Home.

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Friday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Shenzhen Airlines Takes Delivery Of 737-900

Airline Expanding

Boeing and Shenzhen Airlines Friday celebrated delivery of the airline's first Boeing 737-900 airplane. The airplane is the first of five 737-900s that Shenzhen Airlines will receive through 2005 for domestic and regional routes.

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Boeing 777-200LR Arrives At Paris

World Record Attempt Planned

The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner completed its first intercontinental flight Friday, arriving at the Le Bourget, France, airport for the 46th Paris Air Show. The aircraft is the world's longest-range commercial airplane.

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Duncan Announces Personnel Upgrades

Congratulations

Duncan Aviation announced promotions this week for Steve Craig and Alan Huggett. Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider with major facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska and Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Standby Vacuum System Has a New Home

Good To Have A Backup

Precise Flight, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with The Vacuum Source, LLC to manufacture and market the SVS-V Standby Vacuum System. This new agreement will create an offsite facility for manufacturing, customer service, order fulfillment and all marketing procedures.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.12.05)

"This is the first time that this collection has ever been on display like this."

Source: Barbara Tolbert, Northwest EAA Executive Director, talking about the rare opportunity for the public to tour the Flying Heritage Museum and view the entire collection during the Fly-in.

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