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May 26, 2005

Pennsylvania TFR: (05.26.05 - 05.29.05)

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4172  Location : Willow Grove, Pennsylvania near YARDLEY VOR/DME (ARD) Beginning Date : May 26, 2005 at 17:00 UTC Ending Date : May 29, 2005 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : Due to aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy BLue Angels and other military aircraft. Type : Airshow

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Short Notice Maryland TFR: (05.27.05)

NOTAM:  5/4167  Issued:  05/26/2005 14:40  Effective:  05/27/2005 16:25 - 05/29/2005 17:30  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  HAGERSTOWN/THURMONT, MARYLAND, MAY 27-29 2005. 

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Short Notice Maryland TFR: (05.27.05)

NOTAM:  5/4166  Issued:  05/26/2005 14:30  Effective:  05/27/2005 13:00 - 05/27/2005 17:20  State:  MD  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  VIP  Description:  ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, MAY 27 2005 LOCAL. 

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Union Votes No On Onex

Company Will Go Ahead With Boeing Plant Purchase

Two days after machinists at Boeing's commercial plants in Kansas and Oklahoma voted down a contract offer from Onex, the Canadian company vowed to complete its purchase of the facilities.

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Memo From Boeing GM To Commercial Workers

Says Onex Will Go Ahead With Sale Of Wichita, Tulsa, McAlester Plants

To Wichita, Tulsa, and McAlester employees Today Onex confirmed its intent to complete the purchase of our commercial operations. The decision to move forward is a significant milestone in the history of our sites and our communities. I personally am having mixed emotions -- saddened to be leaving the comfort of a familiar company, but thoroughly excited at the prospect of becoming independent.

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Lawmakers Revive Wright Amendment Issue

DFW Officials Hope It Doesn't Work

US Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and US Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) led several members of the North Texas congressional delegation today in calling for Southwest Airlines to offer service from DFW International Airport. The comments were made following discussion of the "Right to Fly" proposal Thursday in Washington, DC.

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Looking For Fresh Air? Try The Moon

And You Can Make A Small Fortune In The Process

Need a little fresh air? As the US follows President George W. Bush's plan for the Moon, Mars and Beyond, fresh air becomes a precious commodity. That's why NASA is behind a new contest: Find a way to mine breathable air on the moon and win $250,000.

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Sportys Mourns Al Passell

Sporty's Hal Shevers sent us the following missive in remembrance of master aviator Al Passell... ANN extends our condolences to the family and friends of this esteemed flyer.

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Plane On Fire Lands Safely In Pennsylvania

But Then, Pilot Says He's Done This Before

When fire broke out behind the instrument panel of Dan Marnell's small aircraft, he didn't panic. The reason? It wasn't his first rodeo.

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Eurocopter AS350 B3 Accomplishes World Record Landing... On Everest

On May 14th, 2005 at 0708 (local time), a Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 piloted by Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle, landed at 29,035' on the top of the Mount Everest (Kingdom of Nepal).

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Reopening Reagan National To GA: NATA's Take

Organization Documents Its Efforts

A legislative priority of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for the past three years, the reopening of DCA to charter and general aviation comes on the heels of legislation passed last week in the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Authorization and Appropriations bills.

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Fuel Costs Starting To Factor Into GA Sales Decision-Making

Recent escalation in the price of AvGas and the threat of continued price increases is starting to show up in the decisions being made by GA aircraft buyers.

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Widow's Testimony Wraps Up AAL 1420 Case

NTSB Concluded Pilot Error -- But She Blames Airport

If she's accomplished nothing else, the widow of an American Airlines pilot said on the stand in Little Rock Tuesday her testimony in a lawsuit over her husband's death has helped bring the family a sense of closure.

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'She Knows The Whole Deal' -- an Interview With Lancair's Kim Lorentzen (Part 2)

Customer Service Manager Discusses What Lancair Customers Are Building And How (Part Two of Three)

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New Gulfstream G550 Simulator To Be Installed And Certified By Year-End

FlightSafety has announced that its latest Gulfstream G550 aircraft simulator will be installed its Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington Learning Center.

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Midair Over Louisiana

Cropduster, C150 Tangle On Approach

A Gulfstream Schweizer A164 collided with a Cessna 150 on approach to the airport in Jennings, LA, Tuesday and both aircraft plunged to the ground. Amazingly, neither pilot was hurt.

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Premier Aircraft Seeks STC for Falcon 50-4 Upgrade

Bases Effort On "Strong Customer Response"

Premier Aircraft has begun the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process for the Falcon 50-4 Performance Upgrade, based on strong customer response to the company's marketing activity.

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Daytona Beach Declares 'Women in Aviation Day'

Mayor, Congressman Present Peggy Chabrian Proclaimation

It was "Women In Aviation Day" in Daytona earlier this month as Mayor Yvonne Scarlet-Golden presented a proclamation to Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian.

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NASA's Chandra Finds Saturn Reflects X-RAYS From Sun

Well, THAT Explains It!

When it comes to mysterious X-rays from Saturn, the ringed planet may act as a mirror, reflecting explosive activity from the sun, according to scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Boeing and SALE Complete Purchase Agreement for 20 Next-Generation 737s

Additional Option For 20 More

Boeing and Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) Wednesday completed a sales agreement for 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s, plus purchase rights for 20 additional airplanes.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.26.05)

"And of course, it wasn't true. I never even got on the phone conference call to discuss the circumstance of the little plane."

Source: SecDef Donald Rumsfeld, explaining that he never gave an order to shoot down the errant Cessna 150 that caused the massive security flap that perilized Washington, DC, on May 11th. 

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Arizona TFR: 05.26.05

NOTAM: 5/4152 Issued: 05/25/2005 18:10 Effective: 05/26/2005 12:00 - 05/26/2005 17:00 State: AZ Facility: ZAB - ALBUQUERQUE (ARTCC),NM. Type: HAZARDS Description: 20 NM WEST OF FLAGSTAFF AZ.

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