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April 29, 2005

Plane, Cell Phone Found In Lake Michigan

But Still No Sign Of Young Pilot

A diver working in Lake Michigan, about eight miles offshore from Cudahy, WI, said Friday that he'd found the PA-28 flown by bible college student Jonathan Leber -- as well as the cell phone on which he told a 911 dispatcher "I need help really fast.... I'm in Michigan, Lake Michigan." But there was no sign of Leber himself.

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Arizona State University Gets Frasca CRJ FTD

Arizona State University (ASU), Mesa, Arizona has taken delivery of a Frasca Level 5 CRJ, regional jet Flight Training Device (FTD).

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Enstrom to Provide Training Helicopters to Korea

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Menominee, MI, received purchase orders for two helicopters, one 480B turbine and one 280FX piston, from Hanseo University in Korea.

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Fargo Mechanic Drops Appeal

FAA: "It's All Been Resolved"

The man who runs Fargo Aero Tech has dropped his appeal after the FAA, under an emergency order, revoked his A&P ticket. This, in the wake of a general aviation mishap blamed on improper maintenance.

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Navair's Jack Grose Honored With AEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Jack Grose was honored Thursday during Opening Ceremonies at the 48th AEA Convention and Trade Show in Dallas, Texas as the recipient of AEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2005.

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Avionics Int'l Debuts New Cyber-Base

Avionics International Supply, Inc. (AIS), a full-line wholesale distributor of avionics electronics, parts, and accessories, has officially launched their new website at the AEA 48th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Dallas, Texas.

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AEA Educational Foundation Awards Over $100,000 In Scholarships

AEA announced the names of 26 students who won over $100,000 in scholarships for the 2005/2006 school year at the 48th Annual Convention and Trade Show.

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AEA Recognizes Members For Training Commitment

AEA announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence award at the 48th Annual Convention and Trade Show.

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Charter Company Loses Big In Child Custody Case

Jury Orders Executive Jet Management To Pay $27 Million

A Connecticut jury Thursday ordered Executive Jet Management to pay $27 million to a mother whose children were taken against her wishes by her high-flying ex-husband.

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House Transportation Committee Approves DCA Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has resoundingly approved legislation that continues to apply pressure to the federal government to re-open Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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FAA Offers Some Controllers Age Waiver

Goal: Ward Off Crippling Wave Of Controller Retirements

The FAA, faced with what could be a crippling wave of retirements, is offering some controllers a chance to work beyond the mandatory retirement age of 56. Under a voluntary program instituted earlier this month, controllers can apply for waivers that would allow them to work until age 61.

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First CAC Sportsman 2+2 Flies

Flight Follows Following Completion Of CAC Assistance At Glasair

David Codding became the first owner to fly his own Sportsman 2+2 barely four months after enrolling in the Customer Assembly Center (CAC) at the Glasair factory in Arlington, WA.  Starting with a complete fast build kit, he spent a total of three weeks, working eight hours a day, five days a week, with a crew of factory assistants. At the end of the three weeks, he wound up with an aircraft that was nearly ready to taxi. 

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Klyde Morris 04.29.05

Klyde Takes Aim At The A380... Ya Know It had To Happen Sooner or Later

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Light Sport Flying Signs Deal With Aerostar

Web-Based Company Will Import And Sell The Festival

LightSportFlying.com says it has signed an exclusive agreement with Aerostar S.A. of Romania to import and sell the Festival, a light sport aircraft.

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WAI To Head For Nashville Next Year

17th Annual Women in Aviation Conference Set for Music City

The 17th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will take place at the Opryland Hotel.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.29.05)

"It was clear at yesterday’s markup that the leadership of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure will rightfully not tolerate any further delays by our federal government in reopening our nation’s capitol airport. It is time that the government act or, clearly, Congressional consequences will occur, which we wholeheartedly support." Source: NATA President James K. Coyne, after a House committee passed legislation that would force the reopening of Reagan National Airport to general and business aviation.

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