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February 25, 2007

Boyer Urges Pilots To Mobilize In Fight Against User Fees

AOPA President Says Group Has "Strategic" Plan

In a letter to members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association posted on the group's website, AOPA President Phil Boyer called on all pilots to help combat the FAA's funding proposal on Capitol Hill.

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Virgin America Begins Leasing Out Its Planes

Airline Seeks Capital While Awaiting DOT Nod

Faced with maintaining a fleet of aircraft it can't fly, fledgling carrier Virgin America has started to lease some of its 11 Airbus A320s to other carriers in order to generate needed revenue.

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American Airlines Says It Needs Cash To Replace Older Planes

Airline Mulls Over Options To Raise Funding

It is certainly a mark of pride inside the halls of American Airlines' headquarters in Fort Worth, TX the airline has never filed for bankruptcy. At a time when nearly all its domestic rivals succumbed to Chapter 11, American held its head high... but that may prove to hurt the airline down the road.

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NASA Issues RFP For Ares I Upper Stage

Awards Turbine Pump Assembly To Hamilton Sundstrand

The plan for NASA's next generation space vehicle is starting to come together. On Friday, the space agency issued a request for proposal for the Ares I launch vehicle upper stage element. Ares I is the launch vehicle that will transport the Orion crew exploration vehicle and its crew and cargo to low Earth orbit.

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Vietnam War Pilot To Receive Medal Of Honor

Events Portrayed In Film "We Were Soldiers"

After years of waiting, the call finally came recently for Bruce Crandall. A White House official told the retired Army helicopter pilot and Vietnam Veteran he would soon receive the Medal of Honor -- the highest military medal in the US.

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Return To Flight, Part Three

Pattern Work, And Learning (Again) How To Land

As I drove to my third flight lesson at Aviator Air in Grand Prairie, TX earlier this month, I was expecting a call cancelling the lesson at any minute. I'd checked the field AWOS throughout the day. The wind was only blowing at around 12 knots -- barely a breeze in Dallas, and more importantly, it was blowing straight down the runway -- but the ceiling was only 1,100' AGL.

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How Do You Misplace A Dog That Walks Like A Person?

Airline Says It Will Find The Answer

A dog known for her ability to walk on two legs spent several hours Wednesday working her way through the baggage routing network at American Airlines.

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FTSI Announces Board Realignment Following Resignation

Two New Independent Directors Named

Flight Safety Technologies, Inc. (FTSI) told ANN this week one of its four independent directors recently resigned from the company's Board of Directors. In response, FTSI's board elected two new independent directors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.25.07)

Aero-Linx!

Got a little one at home? Try your tyke out on the free online airplane game, "Flying Stuart Little's Aeroplane."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.25.07): Project Shield

Aero-Terms!

Project Shield America is an integral part of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE) strategy of preventing illegal exporters, targeted foreign countries, terrorist groups, and international criminal organizations from trafficking in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and their components.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.25.07)

"Well, let me tell you -- after saving up for years, I now personally own two single-engine airplanes, and I'm not ready to give them up yet. I know in my heart we can win this fight."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, in a letter to members on the AOPA website calling on pilots to to help combat the FAA's funding proposal on Capital Hill.

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