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November 26, 2004

Phil Delivers! AOPA Makes Good On Expo Promise

Just As We Thought... FAA Says Pilots Should Have Access To Facilities

Pilots should be able to enter FAA facilities. There is currently no nationwide security reason to bar access to flight service stations, air traffic control facilities, and other FAA offices, AOPA and the FAA have determined. In getting that determination, AOPA is delivering on an "IOU" that association President Phil Boyer took at AOPA Expo last month.

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Low-Flying Hunting Guide Pays Huge Fine

Kansas Doesn’t Approve Of Airborne Deer Hunting

It’s the biggest fine Kansas has ever levied in a wildlife case -- $104,000 assessed to a hunting guide who used planes to spot and hunt down deer.

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Tennessee Man Jailed For Flying Without Ticket

Took Twin From Florida Keys To Tennessee

What do you imagine 50-year old Steven Allen Cate was doing flying a twin engine aircraft to Tennessee from the Florida Keys -- without a license?

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USAF Loses Another Predator

MQ-1 Downed In Southwest Asia

An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed at 10:20 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Nov. 24 at an undisclosed military installation in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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Raytheon Gets Big Order For Weapons Assemblies Repair

Work To Commence On F/A-18 AN/APG-65 Radar

Raytheon Technical Services has been awarded delivery orders totaling $16.6 million by the US Navy for the repair of weapons replaceable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies associated with the F/A-18 AN/APG-65 radar.

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LAX Offers Free Shuttle Service To Flight Path Aviation Historical Museum

Got Some Time To Kill Between Flights?

Travelers who have time in-between flights can now take advantage of free shuttle service offered at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from Terminal 2 to the Flight Path Aviation Historical Museum on Imperial Highway.

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Some Good News For Bombardier: Northwest Converts 10 CRJ Options to Firm Orders

Bombardier Aerospace tells ANN that Northwest Airlines has exercised options for 10 Bombardier CRJ200 series regional jets for its Northwest Airlink operation. This represents the conversion of 10 of the airline’s 175 options on the Bombardier CRJ. Northwest has indicated that the aircraft will be operated by Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

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Boeing Sends First 777-200ER To Malaysian Airlines

Incorporates Class Three Flight Bag

Boeing recently delivered the first Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) 777-200ER (Extended Range) airplane incorporating the Class 3 Boeing Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), making the airline the first in the Asia/Pacific region to use the EFB.

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Upgraded: Marc Parent

Moves From Bombardier To CAE To Head Up Simulator Products Division

CAE says it's hired Marc Parent as Group President for Simulation Products.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.26.04)

"I'm glad it's all over. It's been a very expensive lesson and a very stressful time. I'm glad to finally put it all behind me and move on." Source: Dwight Krebs, a Kansas pilot and rancher who pleaded guilty to charges he used his 1993 Piper Super Cub to give hunters an aerial advantage over their prey. He paid a record $104,000 fine -- $15,000 in restitution and $89,000 to get his Super Cub back.

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