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August 14, 2005

B737 Down Outside Athens

"We are all frozen."

A Helios Airways Boeing 737 crashed Sunday near the coastal town of Grammatikos, Greece, with 116 passengers and 6 crew onboard. The flight was heading from Larnaca, Cyprus to Athens International Airport when it crashed approximately 25 miles north of Athens.

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Sean DeRosier Memorial Scholarship Takes Flight

ICAS Foundation Opens Special Application Window

The ICAS Foundation just announced that applications will be accepted during August and September for the Sean DeRosier Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to a young man or woman with a private pilot license between the ages of 18 and 31 and residing in the western United States, defined as the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada or Idaho.

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FAA Develops New Tower Siting Procedures

Move Expected To Enhance Safety, Reduce Costs

By ANN Correspondent Rob Finfrock "Human factors" are now included in the criteria that the FAA will utilize when determining the placement and height of new air traffic control towers across the country – and the move might save some money, too.

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US Air Force Descends On Moscow

Ready To Take Part In Moscow Air Show

Eight US Air Force aircraft and 100 people will participate in the Moscow International Air Show 2005 at Ramenskoye Airfield, Russia, from August 16th to 21st. The aircraft will include two F-15E Strike Eagles, two F-16 Fighting Falcons, a KC-10 Extender, a KC-135 Stratotanker and two B-1B Lancers.

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ERAU - VCSB Land Swap Complete

Trade You!

The Volusia County School Board (VCSB) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have completed a land swap that allows Embry-Riddle to add almost 13 acres to the proposed aeronautical research park on Clyde Morris Boulevard and Aviation Parkway adjacent to the airport.

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JASEX 05 Demonstrates US Commitment

Force Projection Exercise

The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group began activities August 7th in support of Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005. JASEX, now in its third year, is intended to demonstrate the U.S. commitment in the western Pacific region by conducting joint training of Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps assets.

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Midwest Schedulers & Dispatchers Group At It Again

Meeting on October 20th

The Midwest Schedulers & Dispatchers Group is holding their next meeting on October 20th, 2005 in Waukegan, IL. The group is welcoming all members and non-members alike to enjoy an evening of networking, dinner and a presentation by Universal Weather and Aviation on International Customs and Handling.

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US Fighter Jet Bombs Australian Facilities By Mistake

Oops! Sorry Mate!

A US Marine Corps fighter jet dropped a bomb that damaged a building in an accident at a remote military range in northern Australia, the government said Friday.

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Flight Options Announces Completed Equity Offering

Raytheon Buys More

Flight Options, LLC, a leading provider of fractional shares in business aircraft and an affiliate of Raytheon Company, announced Friday that Raytheon Travel Air purchased an additional $50 million of common equity of the Company.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (08.14.05)

"This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Sean. He loved to fly, and if he wasn’t flying, he was in the shop working on one airplane or another." Source: Ben DeRosier, father of air show pilot and ICAS member Sean DeRosier, who died while performing at the MCAS Miramar Air Show in San Diego last October. The ICAS Foundation just announced that applications will be accepted during August and September for the Sean DeRosier Memorial Scholarship.

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Idaho TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  5/7026  Issued:  08/13/2005 17:40  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  ID  Facility:  ZLC - SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  CASCADE IDAHO. 

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