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December 04, 2004

Lindbergh Retro Rocket On eBay

One of six “Retro Bronze Mini Rockets” designed and created by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, is now being offered in an auction on eBay which began Friday morning, December 3, 2004, to benefit the Lindbergh Foundation.

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BRS Names New President and COO

Aviation Safety Expert Brings Decades of Industry Experience to Top BRS Job

BRS has announced that Larry E. Williams has joined BRS as President and Chief Operating Officer.   For the past four years, Williams was Vice President of Business Development for AmSafe Aviation in Phoenix, Arizona. AmSafe is the world's largest manufacturer of aviation restraints.

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RIP: Joseph Conrad Funk, 1910-2004

Another piece of our aviation history has broken the tiedowns that secure the soul on this world, and gone west.

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More Blue Angel Ejection/Rescue Details Released

As previously noted by ANN, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron pilot who safely ejected from his F/A-18 Hornet near Perdido Key in the Gulf of Mexico Dec. 1 has been identified as Lt. Ted Steelman, 32, from Star, Idaho.

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Russia OKs Next ISS Crew

The new International Space Station crew that will take over from the ISS-10 crew in April has been picked.

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AOPA Weighs In On DHS Nomination

President Bush on Friday nominated former New York City police commissioner Bernard B. Kerik to succeed Tom Ridge as secretary of homeland security. Kerik helped oversee the city's response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and has held numerous other law enforcement-related positions. However, none of those positions have allowed him to articulate his views toward general aviation (GA). As a result, many questions remain.

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FAA Extends Comment Period For Helo Order

The FAA has granted Helicopter Association International’s request to extend the comment period for the proposed Order that prescribes how to certify restricted category aircraft.

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Aero News Quote of the Day (12.4.04)

"If you had been a mere passenger causing problems and interfering with your fellow passengers and crew and misbehaving you would have gone to prison. In your case the passengers did not even appreciate their safety was in jeopardy. They assumed their safety was in good hands." Source: British Justice John Burke, addressing former Finnair pilot Heikki Tallila, 51, during his sentencing to six months in prison after being convicted of trying to fly an airliner while under the influence of alcohol.

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Tennessee TFR: Until Further Notice

NOTAM:  4/3129  Issued:  12/02/2004 22:20  Effective:  Immediately - Until Further Notice  State:  TN  Facility:  ZTL - ATLANTA (ARTCC),HAMPTON,GA.  Type:  HAZARDS  Description:  COLLEGE DALE TN.

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