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May 17, 2005

NTSB: Copilot Error Probable Cause In Memphis Mishap

Report Says He Failed To Account For Crosswind On Landing

The National Transportation Safety Board today determined the probable cause of the crash on landing of a FedEx cargo aircraft was the first officer's failure to properly apply crosswind landing techniques to align the airplane with the runway centerline and to properly arrest the airplanes descent rate before the airplane's touchdown.

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Shooting Down The Cessna Was An Option...

...Until The Very Last Moment

Contradicting earlier indications that a shoot-down had been ruled out fairly early on, a senior Pentagon official Tuesday said the option was left on the table because no one knew what the pilots of a Cessna 150K were really up to.

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Top EC Air Transport, EASA, Eurocontrol, FAA Officials To Attend EBACE2005

Government Officials Will Top Roster Of Industry Leaders Addressing Timely Topics

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) say several top government officials from Europe and the U.S. will be in attendance at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2005), the only major European event focused solely on business aviation.

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Pilot In Atlantic City Mishap Could Face Sanctions

Jets Aren't Allowed To Operate At Bader Field

The pilot of a Cessna Citation that ended up in the water at the end of an Atlantic City, NJ, runway could face punitive action from the FAA. Government officials said he wasn't supposed to lander at Bader Field.

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RAF C130 Shot Down By AAA, According To UK Report

Ten Lost In January 30th Mishap

Iraqi insurgents using outdated anti-aircraft artillery were responsible for shooting down a Royal Air Force C130 north of Baghdad, Iraq, January 30th. All ten military personnel on board were killed.

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Wichita City Officials Dig In Their Heels

They Refuse To Back Down In FAA Dispute Over AirTran Subsidies

When the city of Wichita, KS, responds to FAA demands that it drop millions of dollars in subsidies to AirTran, one officials said there will be no concessions. That could likely spark a legal showdown over the FAA's contention that Wichita is favoring one airline over another in a move that could jeopardize the city's federal airport grants.

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Jetstar B717 Evacuated; Sparks Fly From Engine

Three PAX Hurt

Three passengers aboard a Jetstar Boeing 717 were hurt Tuesday as they were evacuated from the aircraft after the flight engineer noticed sparks and smoke emitting from one of the engines.

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Tiny New Control Device Improves Lateral Stability Of Airplane

"Canted Tabs" Attach To Ailerons

Engineers at Lehigh University say they have designed and successfully flight-tested a new control device that a pilot can use to tailor the lateral stability of aircraft.

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NOAA Issues Space Weather Warning

Forecasters at the NOAA Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo., observed a geomagnetic storm on Sunday, May 15, which they classified as an extreme event, measuring G-5—the highest level—on the NOAA Space Weather Scales.

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Turk News Service Claims 'Airplane Over The White House Was Not An Accident'

Claims It Was A DHS Test... 

Turkey's Cihan News Agency claims that the recent Cessna 150 ADIZ incursion was nothing more than a test contrived by the Department of Homeland Security.

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It's A Whole New Wing!

USAFE Activates New Wing At Mildenhall

US Air Forces in Europe activated a new wing at RAF Mildenhall May 12 enhancing the command’s ability to provide support to its geographically separated units in the United Kingdom.

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2005 Lindbergh Awards To Be Presented To Dr. Bertrand Piccard And Yolanda Kakaba

Erik Lindbergh will be the Master of Ceremonies

On this Saturday evening, May 21, at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, the Lindbergh Foundation will present its annual honorary Lindbergh Awards to aviation pioneer Dr. Bertrand Piccard, and Yolanda Kakabadse.

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Restoration of Messerschmitt Bf109s Joins Me262 Project

Air Assets International of Lafayette, Colorado and Bob Hammer LLC (Me262 Project) of Everett, WA have signed an agreement to complete the restoration process of two Messerschmitt Bf109 Wk. Nmrs, 10144 and 10256, both F4 models, to flying condition.

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AEDC Tasked To Re-Open National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex

The US Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) has been tasked to re-open the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) located on NASA's Ames Research Center near San Francisco.

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Lockwood Aviation Recognized For FAA Support

The FAA's Light Sport Aviation Branch (AFS-610) presented Phil Lockwood and the personnel of Lockwood Aviation, of Sebring FL, with a Certificate of Appreciation for the outstanding support they provided to the FAA, this year.

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JSSI and Piaggio Aero Join Forces

Jet Support Services, Inc. [JSSI] and Piaggio Aero [Piaggio Aero Industries, S.P.A. and Piaggio America, Inc.] have joined forces to provide JSSI’s Tip-To-Tail Program to benefit Piaggio’s P180 Avanti and Avanti II aircraft operators.

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Ultrasonic Meter Precisely Measures Wind Speed

Employing patented ultrasonic technology, the WindScribe from Davis Instruments accurately measures wind speeds from 0 mph to 150 mph.

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New Jersey TFR (05.19.05)

NOTAM:  5/3778  Issued:  05/13/2005 13:10  Effective:  05/19/2005 16:00 - 05/19/2005 19:00  State:  NJ  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  MILLVILLE NJ. 

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